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City of bits : space, place, and the infobahn

Author: William J Mitchell
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is an introduction to a new type of city, a largely invisible but increasingly important system of virtual spaces interconnected by the emerging information superhighway. Practical examples and illustrations are used to examine architecture and urbanism in the context of digital telecommunications revolution, the ongoing miniaturisation of electronics, the comodification of bits, and the growing domination of  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: William J Mitchell
ISBN: 0262133091 9780262133098 0262631768 pbk 9780262631761 pbk 0585024421 9780585024424
OCLC Number: 32133864
Description: 225 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Pulling Glass --
Electronic Agoras --
Cyborg Citizens --
Recombinant Architecture --
Soft Cities --
Bit Biz --
Getting to the Good Bits --
Notes --
Surf Sites --
Acknowledgements --
Index.
Responsibility: William J. Mitchell.

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Winston Churchill once said that we make our buildings and our buildings make us. With refreshing wit and lucid writing, Mitchell succeeds in updating that aphorism for the computer age.-John W. Read more...

 
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