For too long information and communications technologies have been lazily portrayed as means to simply escape into a parallel world -- to withdraw from the body, or the city, in some utopian, or dystopian, stampede on-line. Such perspectives deny the fact that the so-called 'information society' is also an increasingly urban society. They ignore the ways in which new technologies now mediate every dimension of the fabric of everyday urban life. And they tend to obscure a key question: how do the multifaceted realities of ...

The Cybercities Reader 2003, Routledge, London, England

ISBN-13: 9780415279567

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