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  • Constant access to the network is a defining feature of the modern city
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Txt and the city

Today’s cities are pervaded by a variety of media technologies, and the boundaries between distinct urban domains are becoming less clear.

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Today’s cities are pervaded by a variety of visible and invisible media technologies such as mobile devices, RFID chips, wireless networks, GPS positioning, urban screens, media facades, sensors and CCTV cameras. The boundaries between distinct urban domains like work, home, travel and leisure are becoming less clear. Social behaviour previously confined to one sphere is blurring. People are using social networks such as Facebook or Twitter at work, receive work-related calls at home or during travel, listen to music or keep their eyes fixed on the mobile screen in public places. What does this mean for people’s ...

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