“A fish can’t judge the water”

In the 19th century an English mathematician and writer, Ada Lovelace, who is considered to be the first computer programmer, wrote an algorithm for Analytical Engine -“a proposed mechanical general-purpose computer designed by English computer pioneer Charles Babbage”. The outline could be treated as the earliest form of software - instructions or combination of data that tell a computer how to work. Throughout the centuries this primitive form of algorithm evolved to the point that humanity is not able to exist without the binary code. Our everyday life is placed in a computerised reality, which in we, as a population, follow the certain, circumscribed steps based on numbers. Followed by them, human existence created an immersive long-life experience run by digital technology. Every single activity involves an algorithm. “Software produces culture at the same time as it is produced by culture” writes Femke Snelting in the article “A fish can’t judge the water”. “Software is never politically neutral, (…) each product prescribes use, and results in specific forms, sounds and shapes”. Our work is made with software. Our work IS software.