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The Resource Signal traffic : critical studies of media infrastructures, edited by Lisa Parks and Nicole Starosielski

Signal traffic : critical studies of media infrastructures, edited by Lisa Parks and Nicole Starosielski

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Signal traffic : critical studies of media infrastructures
Title
Signal traffic
Title remainder
critical studies of media infrastructures
Statement of responsibility
edited by Lisa Parks and Nicole Starosielski
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Language
eng
Summary
"The contributors to Signal Traffic investigate how the material artifacts of media infrastructure--transoceanic cables, mobile telephone towers, Internet data centers, and the like--intersect with everyday life. Essayists confront the multiple and hybrid forms networks take, the different ways networks are imagined and engaged with by publics around the world, their local effects, and what human beings experience when a network fails. Some contributors explore the physical objects and industrial relations that make up an infrastructure. Others venture into the marginalized communities orphaned from the knowledge economies, technological literacies, and epistemological questions linked to infrastructural formation and use. The wide-ranging insights delineate the oft-ignored contrasts between industrialized and developing regions, rich and poor areas, and urban and rural settings, bringing technological differences into focus. Contributors include Charles R. Acland, Paul Dourish, Sarah Harris, Jennifer Holt and Patrick Vonderau, Shannon Mattern, Toby Miller, Lisa Parks, Christian Sandvig, Nicole Starosielski, Jonathan Sterne, and Helga Tawil-Souri"--
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illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
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Signal traffic : critical studies of media infrastructures, edited by Lisa Parks and Nicole Starosielski
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Signal traffic : critical studies of media infrastructures, edited by Lisa Parks and Nicole Starosielski
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http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.5406/j.ctt155jmd9
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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multicolored
Content category
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Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I. Compression, Storage, Distribution -- Compression : A Loose History / Jonathan Sterne -- Fixed Flow : Undersea Cables as Media Infrastructure / Nicole Starosielski -- "Where the Internet Lives" : Data Centers as Cloud Infrastructure / Jennifer Holt and Patrick Vonderau -- Deep Time of Media Infrastructure / Shannon Mattern -- Part II. Resources, Environments, Geopolitics -- Water, Energy, Access : Materializing the Internet in Rural Zambia / Lisa Parks -- The Art of Waste : Contemporary Culture and Unsustainable Energy Use / Toby Miller -- Cellular Borders : Dis/Connecting Phone Calls in Israel-Palestine / Helga Tawil-Souri -- Part III. Content, Protocols, Platforms -- Protocols, Packets, and Proximity : The Materiality of Internet Routing / Paul Dourish -- Service Providers as Digital Media Infrastructure : Turkey's Cybercafé Operators / Sarah Harris -- The Internet as the Anti-Television : Distribution Infrastructure as Culture and Power / Christian Sandvig -- Consumer Electronics and the Building of an Entertainment Infrastructure / Charles R. Acland
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1 online resource (viii, 292 pages)
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Isbn
9780252097416
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Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
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illustrations.
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remote

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