48: Wireless and Invisible Landscapes

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Wireless and Invisible Landscapes, March 2000
48: Wireless and Invisible Landscapes Visionaries of the Invisible
Jonathan Sterne, Geoffrey Sauer
Today the metaphor for the mind (and more precisely, the brain) has shifted to the computer, but wirelessness is enjoying a veritable rebirth.
48: Wireless and Invisible Landscapes Wireless Eavesdropper
Geoffrey Sauer
Wireless is a technology derived from the individualism of consumer technologies of the 1980s and 1990s. Only by accident have they led to a peculiar sort of community broadcasting.
48: Wireless and Invisible Landscapes Culture Will Eat Itself: E-Commerce, Technology, and Public Space
John Brady
As "Park Bench" illustrates so well, capitalism aspires to colonize all aspects of life from public space to individual leisure.
48: Wireless and Invisible Landscapes Bribery Culture, or the Republic of Zloties
Ewa Pagacz
When bribery becomes so pervasive as to constitute an invisible social geography, one where the unannounced rules of life must be understood, a bribery culture develops.
48: Wireless and Invisible Landscapes The Mythical State of Jefferson
Megan Shaw
The State of Jefferson is in the region of southern Oregon and northern California, in the areas of the Siskiyou and Trinity mountain ranges, and the Klamath and Rogue river valleys.
48: Wireless and Invisible Landscapes The World Will End in the Year 2000, er, 2012, Or, History Revealed
Mark Harrison
Two examples of eschatological thinking: the Y2K scare and the King Wen sequence in the I Ching.
48: Wireless and Invisible Landscapes M-M-My MicroGeneration
Mike Mosher
Mass media is a grazeable prairie of deceptively unfenced pastures. The faces of the day's singers and the notes of their songs are the clover that sweeten our daily cud.
48: Wireless and Invisible Landscapes The Invisible Audioscapes of Police Broadcasts
Rick Prelinger
Police inhabit a territory of their own creation that is generally closed to civilians.
48: Wireless and Invisible Landscapes Securing Profits
Carrie A. Rentschler
Melrose Place, like many other gated communities around the country, is literally wired for security. But the more interesting issue is how consumers can perceive security as just another household service.
48: Wireless and Invisible Landscapes Ingrate
Jeremy Russell
Ingrate -- Wake up! Time for work! -- a cartoon
48: Wireless and Invisible Landscapes VI/125 Degrees of Separation: A Prison Activist's Notes
Karl Macrae
In the SHU prisoners spend twenty two and a half hours a day locked in a small, permanently lit, windowless cell, buried alive on the orders of warden or prison staff, not the courts.

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