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The Resource Ambient commons : attention in the age of embodied information, Malcolm McCullough

Ambient commons : attention in the age of embodied information, Malcolm McCullough

Label
Ambient commons : attention in the age of embodied information
Title
Ambient commons
Title remainder
attention in the age of embodied information
Statement of responsibility
Malcolm McCullough
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The world is filling with ever more kinds of media, in ever more contexts and formats. Glowing rectangles have become part of the scene; screens, large and small, appear everywhere. Physical locations are increasingly tagged and digitally augmented. Sensors, processors, and memory are not found only in chic smart phones but also built into everyday objects. Amid this flood, your attention practices matter more than ever. You might not be able to tune this world out. So it is worth remembering that underneath all these augmentations and data flows, fixed forms persist, and that to notice them can improve other sensibilities. In Ambient Commons, Malcolm McCullough explores the workings of attention though a rediscovery of surroundings. Not all that informs has been written and sent; not all attention involves deliberate thought. The intrinsic structure of space -- the layout of a studio, for example, or a plaza -- becomes part of any mental engagement with it. McCullough describes what he calls the Ambient: an increasing tendency to perceive information superabundance whole, where individual signals matter less and at least some mediation assumes inhabitable form. He explores how the fixed forms of architecture and the city play a cognitive role in the flow of ambient information. As a persistently inhabited world, can the Ambient be understood as a shared cultural resource, to be socially curated, voluntarily limited, and self-governed as if a commons? Ambient Commons invites you to look past current obsessions with smart phones to rethink attention itself, to care for more situated, often inescapable forms of information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McCullough, Malcolm
Dewey number
720.1/08
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
NA2750
LC item number
.M35 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Architectural design
  • Information commons
  • Computer-aided design
  • Human-computer interaction
  • Architectural design
  • Computer-aided design
  • Human-computer interaction
  • Information commons
  • Stadt
  • Informationsgesellschaft
  • Ambient Intelligence
  • Aufmerksamkeit
Label
Ambient commons : attention in the age of embodied information, Malcolm McCullough
Link
http://mitpress-ebooks.mit.edu/product/ambient-commons
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 295-333) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ideas of the ambient -- Ambient -- Information -- Attention -- Embodiment -- Fixity -- Toward an environmental history of information -- Tagging the commons -- Frames and facades -- Architectural atmospheres -- Megacity resources -- Environmental history -- Governing the ambient -- Peak distraction
Control code
ocn812530887
Dimensions
21 cm
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xvi, 347 pages
Isbn
9780262018807
Lccn
2012030277
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • regular print
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780262018807
  • (OCoLC)812530887
Label
Ambient commons : attention in the age of embodied information, Malcolm McCullough
Link
http://mitpress-ebooks.mit.edu/product/ambient-commons
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 295-333) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ideas of the ambient -- Ambient -- Information -- Attention -- Embodiment -- Fixity -- Toward an environmental history of information -- Tagging the commons -- Frames and facades -- Architectural atmospheres -- Megacity resources -- Environmental history -- Governing the ambient -- Peak distraction
Control code
ocn812530887
Dimensions
21 cm
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xvi, 347 pages
Isbn
9780262018807
Lccn
2012030277
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • regular print
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780262018807
  • (OCoLC)812530887

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