Network Nature: The Place of Nature in the Digital Age

Network Nature: The Place of Nature in the Digital Age

by Richard Coyne

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Overview

How do people avoid the stresses of the digital age? Urban dwellers must now turn to nature to recover, restore and rebalance after the stresses brought on by relentless digital connectivity. It is easy to task nature as the cure, with technology as the ailment.

In Network Nature, Richard Coyne challenges the definitions of both the natural and the artificial that support this time-worn narrative of nature's benefits. In the process, he attacks the counter-claim that nature must succumb to the sovereignty of digital data. Covering a spectrum of issues and concepts, from big data and biohacking to animality, numinous spaces and the post-digital, he draws on the rich field of semiotics as applied to natural systems and human communication, to enhance our understanding of place, landscape and architecture in a digital world.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781350029514
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication date: 04/05/2018
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 264
File size: 6 MB

About the Author

Richard Coyne is Professor of Architectural Computing at the Edinburgh School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, the University of Edinburgh, UK.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Chapter 1: Tuning in to nature
Chapter 2: The book of nature
Chapter 3: Reproducing nature
Chapter 4: Digital autochthony
Chapter 5: Contested places
Chapter 6: Zoo-space
Chapter 7: Refuge
Chapter 8: Numinous places
Chapter 9: The machine stops
Coda
Notes
References
Index

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