The Resource Wirelessness : radical empiricism in network cultures, Adrian Mackenzie

Wirelessness : radical empiricism in network cultures, Adrian Mackenzie

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Wirelessness : radical empiricism in network cultures
Title
Wirelessness
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radical empiricism in network cultures
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Adrian Mackenzie
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eng
Summary
How has wirelessness--being connected to objects and infrastructures without knowing exactly how or where-- become a key form of contemporary experience? Stretching across routers, smart phones, netbooks, cities, towers, Guangzhou workshops, service agreements, toys, and states, wireless technologies have brought with them sensations of change, proximity, movement, and divergence. In Wirelessness, Adrian Mackenzie draws on philosophical techniques from a century ago to make sense of this most contemporary postnetwork condition. The radical empiricism associated with the pragmatist philosopher William James, Mackenzie argues, offers fresh ways for matching the disordered flow of wireless networks, meshes, patches, and connections with felt sensations. For Mackenzie, entanglements with things, gadgets, infrastructures, and services--tendencies, fleeting nuances, and peripheral shades of often barely registered feeling that cannot be easily codified, symbolized, or quantified--mark the experience of wirelessness, and this links directly to James's expanded conception of experience. "Wirelessness" designates a tendency to make network connections in different times and places using these devices and services. Equally, it embodies a sensibility attuned to the proliferation of devices and services that carry information through radio signals. Above all, it means heightened awareness of ongoing change and movement associated with networks, infrastructures, location, and information.The experience of wirelessness spans several strands of media-technological change, and Mackenzie moves from wireless cities through signals, devices, networks, maps, and products, to the global belief in the expansion of wireless worlds
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1962-
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Mackenzie, Adrian
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303.48/33
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HM851
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.M3326 2010eb
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  • Wireless communication systems
  • Wireless communication systems
  • Information society
  • Empiricism
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Wirelessness : radical empiricism in network cultures, Adrian Mackenzie
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1 PDF (255 pages)
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9780262289597
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illustrations, maps.
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Wirelessness : radical empiricism in network cultures, Adrian Mackenzie
Link
http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/bkabstractplus.jsp?bkn=6267479
Publication
Distribution
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 PDF (255 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Restricted to subscribers or individual electronic text purchasers
Isbn
9780262289597
Media category
electronic
Media MARC source
isbdmedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps.
Specific material designation
remote
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  • (CaBNVSL)mat06267479
  • (IDAMS)0b000064818b44d1
  • (IEEE)6267479
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Mode of access: World Wide Web

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