Me++: The Cyborg Self and the Networked City

Me++: The Cyborg Self and the Networked City William J. Mitchell
  • Title: Me++: The Cyborg Self and the Networked City
  • Author: William J. Mitchell
  • ISBN: 9780262633130
  • Page: 106
  • Format: Paperback
  • Me++: The Cyborg Self and the Networked City William J. Mitchell Me The Cyborg Self and the Networked City How the transformation of wireless technology and the creation of an interconnected world are changing our environment and our lives With Me the author of City of Bits and e topia completes an informa
    How the transformation of wireless technology and the creation of an interconnected world are changing our environment and our lives.With Me the author of City of Bits and e topia completes an informal trilogy examining the ramifications of information technology in everyday life William Mitchell describes the transformation of wireless technology in the hundred years sHow the transformation of wireless technology and the creation of an interconnected world are changing our environment and our lives.With Me the author of City of Bits and e topia completes an informal trilogy examining the ramifications of information technology in everyday life William Mitchell describes the transformation of wireless technology in the hundred years since Marconi the scaling up of networks and the scaling down of the apparatus for transmission and reception It is, he says, as if Brobdingnag had been rebooted as Lilliput Marconi s massive mechanism of tower and kerosene engine has been replaced by a palm size cellphone If the operators of Marconi s invention can be seen as human appendages to an immobile machine, today s hand held devices can be seen as extensions of the human body This transformation has, in turn, changed our relationship with our surroundings and with each other The cellphone calls from the collapsing World Trade Center towers and the hijacked jets on September 11 were testimony to the intensity of this new state of continuous electronic engagement.Thus, Mitchell proposes, the trial separation of bits the elementary unit of information and atoms the elementary unit of matter is over With increasing frequency, events in physical space reflect events in cyberspace, and vice versa digital information can, for example, direct the movement of an aircraft or a robot arm In Me Mitchell examines the effects of wireless linkage, global interconnection, miniaturization, and portability on our bodies, our clothing, our architecture, our cities, and our uses of space and time Computer viruses, cascading power outages, terrorist infiltration of transportation networks, and cellphone conversations in the streets are symptoms of a dramatic new urban condition that of ubiquitous, inescapable network interconnectivity He argues that a world governed less and less by boundaries and and by connections requires us to reimagine and reconstruct our environment and to reconsider the ethical foundations of design, engineering, and planning practice.
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    1. Basically, the book is about thinking of ourselves as cyborgs interacting in mutual and interdependent global networks Actually, a lot of what he wrote about is a very natural jump for me to make One of my many themes, as I ve told my son countless times, is to think of people driving their cars as man machine complexes cyborgs I don t trust cyborgs They take their cyborg transportation network reality for granted Too many times I ve seen a person get hit by a cyborg and watched hir fragile ape [...]

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    2. More from my obsession with body space practice I loved Mitchell s The Reconfigured Eye from back in the 20th century, and got a kick out of the title of this one It s another quck and descriptive read, a breezy sort of cybernonfiction that I find so much gratifying than half of the sci fi fiction that I read.

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    3. I m currently re reading this one, I think I ll probably give it a higher rating this time around.

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