Everyday Landmarks of Networked Urbanism: Cellular Antenna Sites and the Infrastructure of Mobile Communication in PhiladelphiaJournal of Urban Technology (2013)
Harnessing the utility of mobile communication and the mobile Internet is a common, everyday aspect of the urban condition. The wireless connectivity these pocketable devices are produced through an electromagnetic overlay that emanates from cellular antenna and towers. These sites have a distinct if often overlooked presence in the urban landscape of the United States. Through fieldwork in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, this essay examines the aesthetic impact of telecommunications network equipment such as cel- lular sites as a means of locating these sites as key socio-technical actors in one of the infor- mation and telecommunication infrastructures of contemporary, networked urbanism.
- Urban Studies
Citation InformationAlan Wiig. "Everyday Landmarks of Networked Urbanism: Cellular Antenna Sites and the Infrastructure of Mobile Communication in Philadelphia" Journal of Urban Technology (2013)
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