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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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780262631761
ISBN-10: 0262631768
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 15mm)
Pages: 232
Imprint: MIT Press
Publisher: MIT Press Ltd
Publish Date: 3-Sep-1996
Country of Publication: United States

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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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