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Inhaltsangabe: How does our increasingly networked world impact on how we experience and inhabit urban space? This book reflects on the nature of the spatial effects of the networked and mediated world; from mobile phones and satnavs to data centres and WiFi nodes and discusses how these change the very nature of urban space. It proposes that the places and spaces of the city are shifting into a new merged space of the network; nets paces. The book argues that networked technologies in the city do not result in non-places, and rather that nets paces open up opportunities for new spatial typologies and experiences that offer a more situated and socially constructed sense of place. The volume is structured around six chapters; infrastructures, places, boundaries, publics, times and things with each one addressing a different dimension of nets paces. Each chapter explores in detail the way that the spatial form of the city is affected by changing practices of networked world and explains the subtle and multi-faceted ways in which they contribute to new configurations of place and space. The book draws on theoretical approaches and contextualises the discussion with empirical case studies to illustrate the changes taking place in urban space. This readable and engaging text aims to be a valuable resource for architects, urban designers, planners and sociologists for understanding how networks change urban space and the resulting implications for the design of cities.
Rezension: 'Forget cyberspace as disentangled from real spaces. Willis's book shows (theoretical and empirically) that our contemporary societies are endowed with "Netspaces" - hybrid spaces of places and digital networks. The main contribution of the book is to open, critically and deeply, the digital black boxes, and to examine the invisibility of informational space. Willis claims that Netspaces are creating multiple in-between spaces, changing the way we inhabit our cities.' Andre Lemos, Federal University of Bahia, Brazil