Netspaces: Space and Place in a Networked World (Hardback)Katharine S. Willis (author)
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Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 190
Weight: 590 g
Dimensions: 248 x 171 mm
In a fast changing world of digital media this is a far ranging and insightful work. Distilling the modish from the significant, it takes the reader on a journey through the interweaving of digital media and the fabric of everyday life. Far from the end of geography, it shows the emplacing and entangling of new media as part of the warp and weft of how places are now practised, and the role of places in shaping how new media are used.
Mike Crang, University of Durham, UK
Forget cyberspace as disentangled from real spaces. Willis's book shows (theoretical and empirically) that our contemporary societies are endowed with "Netspaces" - hybrid spaces of places and digital networks. The main contribution of the book is to open, critically and deeply, the digital black boxes, and to examine the invisibility of informational space. Willis claims that Netspaces are creating multiple in-between spaces, changing the way we inhabit our cities.
Andre Lemos, Federal University of Bahia, Brazil
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