The City of Bits
Space, Place, and the Infobahn
By (author) William J. Mitchell
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City of Bits by William J. Mitchell
Book DescriptionEntertaining, 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780262631761
(229mm x 152mm x 15mm)
Imprint: MIT Press
Publisher: MIT Press Ltd
Publish Date: 3-Sep-1996
Country of Publication: United States
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Education and Creativity, Paperback (February 2008)» View all books by William J. Mitchell
The education sector will be key to the continued success of the UK economy, but will need to adapt to significant changes in its demographic mix coupled with higher social expectations. This book studies the future of the knowledge and creative economies in our changing world.
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Author Biography - William J. Mitchell
William J. Mitchell was the Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr., Professor of Architecture and Media Arts and Sciences and directed the Smart Cities research group at MIT's Media Lab.
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