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Code and Clay, Data and DirtFive Thousand Years of Urban Media$
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Shannon Mattern

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9781517902438

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: September 2018

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9781517902438.001.0001

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Speaking Stones

Speaking Stones

Voicing the City

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Code and Clay, Data and Dirt

Shannon Mattern

University of Minnesota Press

“Speaking Stones: Voicing the City,” considers how the city itself functions as a sounding board, resonance chamber, and transmission medium for vocality: public address, interpersonal communication, and vocal expressions of affect. We consider ancient urban acoustics and the ongoing evolution of spatio-sonic politics related to such issues as the Muslim call to prayer and political protest.

Keywords:   Cities urban media cultural history archaeology infrastructure print radio sound telecommunications

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