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

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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.

 

About William J. Mitchell

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William J. Mitchell is a writer and businessman who has made more business trips than he cares to count. He flies in and out of Lax, his home airport in Los Angeles, California.
 
Published July 25, 1996 by The MIT Press. 232 pages
Genres: Computers & Technology, Education & Reference, Arts & Photography, Professional & Technical, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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Digital technology is turning traditional architectural theory and planning upside down, contends Mitchell, who teaches architecture and media arts at MIT. In this rigorous, highly engaging study, he

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Digital technology is turning traditional architectural theory and planning upside down, contends Mitchell, who teaches architecture and media arts at MIT.

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