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Deep Mapping the Media City

Deep Mapping the Media City (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press [Forerunners Series], March 2015) [pdf]

Going beyond current scholarship on the ‚Äúmedia city‚ÄĚ and the¬†‚Äúsmart city,‚ÄĚ Shannon Mattern argues that our global cities have¬†been mediated and intelligent for millennia.¬†Deep Mapping the¬†Media City¬†advocates for urban media archaeology, a multisensory¬†approach to investigating the material history of networked cities.¬†Mattern explores the material assemblages and infrastructures that¬†have shaped the media city by taking archaeology literally‚ÄĒusing¬†techniques like excavation and mapping to discover the modern¬†city‚Äôs roots in time.