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The stuff of bits : an essay on the materialities of information

Author: Paul Dourish
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : The MIT Press, [2017] ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The central topic of 'The Stuff of Bits' is the materialities of information. This term often brings to mind the materiality of information infrastructures--server farms, air conditioning, fiber optic cable routes, and distributed storage. By contrast, 'The Stuff of Bits' focuses on digital information itself as something with which we--as designers, as users, as citizens, as customers, and as human beings--have a  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Dourish, Paul.
Stuff of bits.
Cambridge, Massachusetts : The MIT Press, [2017]
(OCoLC)986223415
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Dourish
ISBN: 9780262036207 0262036207
OCLC Number: 958796564
Description: xi, 244 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : information as material --
The landscape of materialities --
Finding the material in the virtual : the case of emulation --
Spreadsheets and spreadsheet events in organizational life --
No SQL : the shifting materialities of database technology --
The materialities of Internet routing --
Internets and othernets --
Prospects and conclusions.
Other Titles: Essay on the materialities of information
Responsibility: Paul Dourish.

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An argument that the material arrangements of information-how it is represented and interpreted-matter significantly for our experience of information and information systems.  Read more...

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