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

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

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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
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Author
Subject
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Language
  • eng
  • 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
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McCullough, Malcolm
Dewey number
720.1/08
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
NA2750
LC item number
M35 2013eb
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Architectural design
  • Computer-aided design
  • Human-computer interaction
  • Information commons
Label
Ambient commons : attention in the age of embodied information, Malcolm McCullough
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Description based upon print version of record
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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text
Content type code
  • txt
Contents
Contents; Preface; Acknowledgments; Prologue: Street Level; I Ideas of the Ambient; 1 Ambient; 2 Information; 3 Attention; 4 Embodiment; 5 Fixity; II Toward an Environmental History of Information; 6 Tagging the Commons; 7 Frames and Facades; 8 Architectural Atmospheres; 9 Megacity Resources; 10 Environmental History; 11 Governing the Ambient; 12 Peak Distraction; Epilogue: Silent Commons; Notes; Name Index; Subject Index
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (366 p.)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Restricted to subscribers or individual electronic text purchasers
Isbn
9781299443204
Media category
computer
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
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  • (CKB)2550000001018248
  • (EBL)3339600
  • (SSID)ssj0000859972
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  • (CaBNVSL)mat06504631
  • (IDAMS)0b00006481d40246
  • (IEEE)6504631
  • (EXLCZ)992550000001018248
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Ambient commons : attention in the age of embodied information, Malcolm McCullough
Publication
Distribution
Note
Description based upon print version of record
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Contents
Contents; Preface; Acknowledgments; Prologue: Street Level; I Ideas of the Ambient; 1 Ambient; 2 Information; 3 Attention; 4 Embodiment; 5 Fixity; II Toward an Environmental History of Information; 6 Tagging the Commons; 7 Frames and Facades; 8 Architectural Atmospheres; 9 Megacity Resources; 10 Environmental History; 11 Governing the Ambient; 12 Peak Distraction; Epilogue: Silent Commons; Notes; Name Index; Subject Index
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (366 p.)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Restricted to subscribers or individual electronic text purchasers
Isbn
9781299443204
Media category
computer
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (CKB)2550000001018248
  • (EBL)3339600
  • (SSID)ssj0000859972
  • (PQKBManifestationID)11499665
  • (PQKBTitleCode)TC0000859972
  • (PQKBWorkID)10896182
  • (PQKB)11187163
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC3339600
  • (CaBNVSL)mat06504631
  • (IDAMS)0b00006481d40246
  • (IEEE)6504631
  • (EXLCZ)992550000001018248
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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