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The Resource Code + clay ... data + dirt : five thousand years of urban media, Shannon Mattern

Code + clay ... data + dirt : five thousand years of urban media, Shannon Mattern

Label
Code + clay ... data + dirt : five thousand years of urban media
Title
Code + clay ... data + dirt
Title remainder
five thousand years of urban media
Statement of responsibility
Shannon Mattern
Title variation
Code and clay, data and dirt
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
For years, pundits have trumpeted the earthshattering changes that big data and smart networks will soon bring to our cities. But what if cities have long been built for intelligence, maybe for millennia? In Code and Clay, Data and Dirt Shannon Mattern advances the provocative argument that our urban spaces have been smartand mediated for thousands of years. Offering powerful new ways of thinking about our cities, Code and Clay, Data and Dirt goes far beyond the standard historical concepts of origins, development, revolutions, and the accomplishments of an elite few. Mattern shows that in their architecture, laws, street layouts, and civic knowledge-and through technologies including the telephone, telegraph, radio, printing, writing, and even the human voice-cities have long negotiated a rich exchange between analog and digital, code and clay, data and dirt, ether and ore. Matterns vivid prose takes readers through a historically and geographically broad range of stories, scenes, and locations, synthesizing a new narrative for our urban spaces. Taking media archaeology to the citys streets, Code and Clay, Data and Dirt reveals new ways to write our urban, media, and cultural histories
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mattern, Shannon Christine
Dewey number
307.76
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HT113
LC item number
.M293 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cities and towns
  • Mass media
  • Urban ecology (Sociology)
  • Internet of things
  • Cities and towns
  • Internet of things
  • Mass media
  • Urban ecology (Sociology)
Label
Code + clay ... data + dirt : five thousand years of urban media, Shannon Mattern
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Waves and wires: Cities of electric sound -- Steel and ink: The printed city -- Of mud, media, and the Metropolis: Aggregating histories of writing and urbanization -- Speaking stones: Voiceing the city -- Coding urban pasts and futures
Control code
ocn982091622
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xl, 235 pages
Isbn
9781517902438
Lccn
2017001740
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Stock number
13959589
Label
Code + clay ... data + dirt : five thousand years of urban media, Shannon Mattern
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Waves and wires: Cities of electric sound -- Steel and ink: The printed city -- Of mud, media, and the Metropolis: Aggregating histories of writing and urbanization -- Speaking stones: Voiceing the city -- Coding urban pasts and futures
Control code
ocn982091622
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xl, 235 pages
Isbn
9781517902438
Lccn
2017001740
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Stock number
13959589

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