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Wirelessness: Radical Empiricism in Network Cultures

Adrian Mackenzie

Abstract

How has wirelessness—being connected to objects and infrastructures without knowing exactly how or where—become a key form of contemporary experience? Stretching across routers, smart phones, netbooks, cities, towers, Guangzhou workshops, service agreements, toys, and states, wireless technologies have brought with them sensations of change, proximity, movement, and divergence. This book draws on philosophical techniques from a century ago to make sense of this most contemporary postnetwork condition. The radical empiricism associated with the pragmatist philosopher William James, the author a ... More

Keywords: contemporary experience, empiricism, William James, wireless cities, wireless signals, wireless devices, wireless networks, wireless maps, wireless products

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780262014649
Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013 DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262014649.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Adrian Mackenzie, author