Entertaining, concise, and relentlessly probing, City of Bits is a comprehensive introduction to a new type of city, an increasingly important system of virtual spaces interconnected by the information superhighway.
Author: William J. Mitchell
Publisher: MIT Press
Entertaining, concise, and relentlessly probing, City of Bits is a comprehensive introduction to a new type of city, an increasingly important system of virtual spaces interconnected by the information superhighway. 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.
Framton, Kenneth Studies in Tectonic Culture, Cambridge MAMIT Press 1995 Foucault, Michel "Of Other Spaces: Utopias and ... New York, 1998 Mitchell, William J. City of Bits, Space, Place, and the Infobahn, Virtual Dimension, MIT press, ...
"For this new spatial effect", says Ole Bouman at the end of this book, "physical space is no longer strictly necessary, although duplication has its ... "City of Bits: Space, Place, and the Infobahn," MIT Press, Cambridge, Mass.
Author: Georg Flachbart
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
The creation of new environments through the use of developments in Information Technology is significantly altering not only architecture itself but also the roles and tasks of the architects. Architecture can no longer be described in the terms we are familiar with since it no longer corresponds to the form of architecture as we know it: an inclusive and exclusive structure, clearly defined, with a single interior and a single exterior. For architects, the challenge of the future will increasingly lie in creatively coming to terms with hybrid environments, understanding and exploiting the design potential of digital spaces within the physical world, and redefining the role of architecture within a visually dominated culture. This volume presents a valuable and attractive contribution to the contemporary discussion on this subject
Place marketing and the politics of urban reinvention post-1989. London: Routledge. ... Theoretical and Empirical Researches in Urban Management, 8(2): 5–21. ... Mitchell, William (1996) City of bits: space, place, and the infobahn.
Author: Fabio Duarte
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Space, place and territory are concepts that lie at the core of geography and urban planning, environmental studies and sociology. Although space, place and territory are indeed polysemic and polemic, they have particular characteristics that distinguish them from each other. They are interdependent but not interchangeable, and the differences between them explain how we simultaneously perceive, conceive and design multiple spatialities. After drawing the conceptual framework of space, place and territory, the book initially explores how we sense space in the most visceral ways, and how the overlay of meanings attached to the sensorial characteristics of space change the way we perceive it – smell, spatial experiences using electroence phalography, and the changing meaning of darkness are discussed. The book continues exploring cartographic mapping not as a final outcome, but rather as an epistemological tool, an instrument of inquiry. It follows on how particular ideas of space, place and territory are embedded in specific urban proposals, from Brasília to the Berlin Wall, airports and infiltration of digital technologies in our daily life. The book concludes by focusing on spatial practices that challenge the status quo of how we perceive and understand urban spaces, from famous artists to anonymous interventions by traceurs and hackers of urban technologies. Combining space, place and territory as distinctive but interdependent concepts into an epistemological matrix may help us to understand contemporary phenomena and live them critically.
Cities and Space: The Future Use of Urban Land, Philadelphia, PA: University of Pennsylvania Press. 3 Webber, M.M. (1964b) “The Urban ... 13 Mitchell, W.J. (1995) City of Bits: Space, Place, and the Infobahn, Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.
Author: Christopher Grech
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Developments in IT and the resulting knowledge-based economy have challenged traditional concepts of office design, as well as many of the larger architectural and urban design models. This book examines the implications of this revolution on current urban design and identifies potential new trends in office design from an international perspective. Six themes are addressed: IT and building infrastructure new office/new community organizational change high performance building envelopes interior environment value added sustainable design. These forward-thinking essays have been contributed by practitioners and academics from a wide spectrum of interests to deliver an illuminating look into the unfolding possibilities and challenges ahead.
'Governance, Policy and Place in an Age of Technologically Mediated Interaction', Public Policy APSA meeting, Atlanta GA. Batten, D. (1995). ... City of Bits: Space, Place and the Infobahn, Cambridge, MA, MIT Press. Mitchell, W. (2000).
Articulating the Physical and Electronic City Fiorella De Cindio Alessandro Aurigi. Graham, S. and Marvin, ... Mitchell, W. (1995), City of Bits: Space, Place and the Infobahn (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press). Page, S. and Phillips, ...
Author: Fiorella De Cindio
Category: Political Science
There have been numerous possible scenarios depicted on the impact of the internet on urban spaces. Considering ubiquitous/pervasive computing, mobile, wireless connectivity and the acceptance of the Internet as a non-extraordinary part of our everyday lives mean that physical urban space is augmented, and digital in itself. This poses new problems as well as opportunities to those who have to deal with it. This book explores the intersection and articulation of physical and digital environments and the ways they can extend and reshape a spirit of place. It considers this from three main perspectives: the implications for the public sphere and urban public or semi-public spaces; the implications for community regeneration and empowerment; and the dilemmas and challenges which the augmentation of space implies for urbanists. Grounded with international real -life case studies, this is an up-to-date, interdisciplinary and holistic overview of the relationships between cities, communities and high technologies.
City of Bits: Space, Place, and the Infobahn. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. Mitchell, William. 1997. City of Bits: Space, Place, and the Infobahn. Fourth printing. Cambridge, MA and London: MIT Press. Mongelluzzo, R. 2013.
Author: Sam Griffiths
What is the relationship between how cities work and what cities mean? Spatial Cultures: Towards a New Social Morphology of Cities Past and Present announces an innovative research agenda for urban studies in which themes and methods from urban history, social theory and built environment research are brought into dialogue across disciplinary and chronological boundaries. The collection confronts the recurrent epistemological impasse that arises between research focussing on the description of material built environments and that which is concerned primarily with the people who inhabit, govern and write about cities past and present. A reluctance to engage substantively with this issue has been detrimental to scholarly efforts to understand the urban built environment as a meaningful agent of human social experience. Drawing on a wide range of historical and contemporary urban case studies, as well as a selection of theoretical and methodological reflections, the contributions to this volume seek to historically, geographically and architecturally contextualize diverse spatial practices including movement, encounter, play, procession and neighbourhood. The aim is to challenge their tacit treatment as universal categories in much writing on cities and to propose alternative research possibilities with implications as much for urban design thinking as for history and the social sciences.
Since earliest childhood , I have had a craving for different and somewhat gypsy - like bits of knowledge . I cherish what is called general ... William J. Mitchell , City of Bits : Space , Place and the Infobahn , Cambridge ( Mass . ) ...
Author: Michael Cronin
Publisher: Cork University Press
Across the Lines is a study of how language mediates experience across cultures with regard to travel. The study is partly based on the books of various travel writers with no grasp of a foreign tongue & their perceptions using interpreters & guides.
“The Politics of Public Space in the Media City”, in First Monday Special Issue #4: Urban Screens. MITCHELL W.J. (1995). City of Bits/space, place, and the infobahn. Cambridge: Massachusetts Institute of Technology Press.
Author: Frank Eckardt
Publisher: Frank & Timme GmbH
Category: Social Science
“MEDIACITY: Situations, Practices and Encounters” investigates how the social settings and spaces of the city are created, experienced and practiced through the use and presence of new media. It takes the position that new media enables different settings, practices and behaviours to occur in urban space. Contributions from academics, practitioners and activists from disciplines such as Media Studies, Architecture, Urban Studies, Cultural and Urban Geography and Sociology present a critical reflection on the processes, methods and impacts of technologies in urban space.