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Undersea Network (MP3-CD) (Nicole Starosielski)

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In our "wireless" world it is easy to take the importance of the undersea cable systems for granted, but the stakes of their successful operation are huge, as they are responsible for carrying almost all transoceanic Internet traffic. In The Undersea Network, Nicole Starosielski follows these cables from the ocean depths to their landing zones on the sandy beaches of the South Pacific, bringing them to the surface of media scholarship and making visible the materiality of the wired network. In doing so, she documents the cable network's cultural, historical, geographic, and environmental dimensions. Starosielski argues that the environments the cables occupy are historical and political realms, where the network and the connections it enables are made possible by the deliberate negotiation and manipulation of technology, culture, politics and geography. Accompanying the book is an interactive digital mapping project, where listeners can trace cable routes and hear stories about the island cable hubs.

Genre: Social Science, Technology, Computers + Internet
Format: Mp3_cd
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Author: Nicole Starosielski
Language: English
Street Date: October 25, 2016
TCIN: 51745249
UPC: 9781536618457
Item Number (DPCI): 248-31-0208
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