Geographers are only just starting to theorize and study the emerging phenomenon of cyber- space. City of Bits, however, is one of the few works about . City of Bits: Space, Place, and the Infobahn. William J. Mitchell; Emerging World Cities in Pacific Asia. Fu-chen Lo and Yue-man Yeung, editors. City of Bits: Space, Place, and the Infobahn. William J. Mitchell, Author MIT Press (MA) $20 (p) ISBN

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Citizen access to electronic public sites such as government agency Web pages and community networks shouldn’t be limited to computers in the home or business, he writes. Kinan rated it it was amazing Jul 03, Refresh and try again. Suzanne rated it really liked it Jun 28, Accessibility is redefined; tapping directly into a broadband data highway is like being on Main Street, but a low baud-rate connection puts you out in the boonies, where the flow of information reduces to a trickle, where you cannot make so many connections, and where interactions are less intense.

Return to Book Page. Lance Knobel rated it liked it Jul 15, Space, Place And The Infobahn.

Dec 04, Yuri Artibise rated it liked it Shelves: Apr 17, Andrew rated it really liked it. Best Of Mother Earth News: Jill rated it liked it Jul 26, Soon users of Columbia University’s law library will be able to retrieve texts from computer workstations because the school opted to digitize its collection instead of constructing a new building.


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Overall, it was a thoughtful piece and a decent read. Want to gain a fresh perspective? Finally, as parks and squares must be attractive to all, so should the public areas of cyberspace. This book is in my “books-to-read” wishlist. Space, Place, and the Infobahn by William J.

Rachel Halfaker rated it really liked it Dec 02, Feel optimistic about biys future? William Mitchell makes extensive use of practical examples and illustrations in a technically well-grounded yet accessible examination of architecture and urbanism in the context of the digital telecommunications revolution, the ongoing miniaturization of electronics, the commodification of bits, and the growing domination of software over materialized form.

City of Bits: Space, Place And The Infobahn

Preview — City of Bits by William J. That said, I do love the extended architectural metaphor. The consequences of this are brutally obvious. This book is not yet featured on Listopia.

Might be a bit dated these days. The bondage of bandwidth is displacing the tyranny of distance, and a new economy of land use and transportation is emerging — an economy in which high-bandwidth connectivity is an increasingly crucial variable.

Saurabh rated thhe it was amazing Mar 16, People need access via civic architecture: Eventually, however, the book must be read.


City of Bits: Space, Place And The Infobahn

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. A friend of mine was nonplussed, he said, “I already knew all this stuff. Published July 25th by Mit Press first published June 1st Pay now with a credit card and take advantage of our earth-friendly automatic renewal savings plan. Bryce rated it it was amazing Jun 14, Might be a bit Check the publication date, !

City of Bits: Space, Place, and the Infobahn by William J. Mitchell

With this interactive site, Mitchell, dean of architecture and planning at M. Mitchell spends a lot of time musing about cyberspace’s history and the digital future in overwrought prose, describing a book as ‘tree flakes encased in dead cow,’ and the Internet as a ‘worldwide, time-zone-spanning optic nerve with electronic eyeballs at its endpoints?

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Andrew Clearwater rated it really liked it Dec 06, Fermented Foods For Health. It was required reading for a grad school seminar that became recreational at the same time Thanks for telling us about the problem.