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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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Coding Urban Pasts and Futures

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Code and Clay, Data and Dirt

Shannon Mattern

University of Minnesota Press

“Coding Urban Pasts and Futures,” uses the recent reconstruction of Palmyra’s destroyed Arch of Triumph as a case study to explore many themes that resonate throughout the book: the entangling of materialities, temporalities, and geographies; the cultural politics of media archaeology and archaeology-proper; and the potential implications of these past-oriented fields of exploration for our urban-media futures.

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

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