Via Stuart Elden.
Mapping Cyberspace was a formative introduction to ‘geography’ for me as an undergraduate digital arts student. It certainly influenced my (all-too-naive) BSc dissertation ideas… It’s great this is available, it documents so many things that seemed so vital at the time and that now appear almost like peculiar mirages.
Martin Dodge and Rob Kitchin’s 2001 book Mapping Cyberspace is now available as a free download. There is also a website about the book here.
Mapping Cyberspace is a ground-breaking geographic exploration and critical reading of cyberspace, and information and communication technologies. The book:
- * provides an understanding of what cyberspace looks like and the social interactions that occur there
- * explores the impacts of cyberspace, and information and communication technologies, on cultural, political and economic relations
- * charts the spatial forms of virtual spaces
- * details empirical research and examines a wide variety of maps and spatialisations of cyberspace and the information society
has a related website at http://www.MappingCyberspace.com.
This book will be a valuable addition to the growing body of literature on cyberspace and what it means for the future.
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