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Societies and cities in the age of instant access

Author: Harvey J Miller
Publisher: Dordrecht : Springer, cop. 2007.
Series: The GeoJournal library, vol. 88; GeoJournal Library, vol. 88.
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We are on the verge of what many are calling the "second information revolution," based on ubiquitous access to both computing and information. They discuss issues surrounding the impact of instant  Read more...


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Additional Physical Format: Societies and cities in the age of instant access
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Harvey J Miller
ISBN: 1402054262 9781402054266 1402054270 9781402054273
OCLC Number: 907175321
Description: XIII, 365 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Preface, Harvey J. Miller.- Section I. Introduction.- Societies and cities in the age of instant access, Harvey J. Miller.- Section II. Cities and the Built Environment.- The new middle landscape, Brian Cavanaugh.- Imagining the recursive city: Explorations into urban simulacra, Michael Batty and Anthony Hudson-Smith.- Download my building: How building information modeling will transform our cities, David Scheer and Ryan Smith.- Misses, near-misses and surprises in forecasting the informational city, Helen Couclelis.- Section III. Activities in Space and Time.- Does instant access promote sedentary behavior? Putting physical activity on the instant-access-in-cities agenda, Susan Hanson and Danielle Fontaine.- Revisiting Hagerstrand's time-geographic framework for individual activities in the age of instant access, Hongbo Yu and Shih-lung Shaw.- Dynamic prisms and 'instant access': Linking opportunities in space to decision making in time, Pip Forer, Otto Huisman and Chris McDowall.- Where do you want to go today [in attribute space]? Andre Skupin.- Section IV. Transportation.- Reexamining ICT impact on travel, Feng Zhang, Kelly Clinton and Qing Shen.- Influence of mobility information services on transport behaviour, Verena Franken and Barbara Lenz.- Shared ride trip planning with geosensor networks, Silvia Nittel, Stephan Winter, Arda Nural and Trang Cao.- Section V. Mobile Information Services.- Mobile ICT in public spaces and its impact on privacy, Karsten Weber, Ricarda Drueke, Axel Schulz.- The dimensions of locational privacy, Scott Bridwell.- Location-based services: Enabling technologies and a concierge service model, Seungmo Kang, Tschangho John Kim and Sung-Gheel Jang.- From Cyberspace to DigiPlace: Visibility in an age of information and mobility, Matthew Zook and Mark Graham.- Paradoxical consequences of location-based services: A tetradic analysis using McLuhan's Law of the Media, Daniel Sui.- Section VI. Social and Economic Networks.- Theevolving social geography of blogs, Suchirita Gopal.- Cell phones and places: The use of mobile technologies in Brazil, Adriana de Souza e Silva.- Inter-firm relations in the age of instant access: Case of the U.S. logistics industry, Yuko Aoyama and Samuel J. Ratick.- Section VII. Community.- Rethinking public participation as instant access to virtual meetings, Timothy Nyerges and Michael Patrick.- Digital Middletown: A glimpse at the information society, O'Neal Smitherman.
Series Title: The GeoJournal library, vol. 88; GeoJournal Library, vol. 88.
Responsibility: ed. by Harvey J. Miller.
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