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Speaking Stones: Voicing the City

Shannon Mattern

in Code and Clay, Data and Dirt: Five Thousand Years of Urban Media

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781517902438
eISBN:
9781452958767
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9781517902438.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

“Speaking Stones: Voicing the City,” considers how the city itself functions as a sounding board, resonance chamber, and transmission medium for vocality: public address, interpersonal communication, ... More


Waves and Wires: Cities of Electric Sound

Shannon Mattern

in Code and Clay, Data and Dirt: Five Thousand Years of Urban Media

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781517902438
eISBN:
9781452958767
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9781517902438.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

“Waves and Wires: Cities of Electric Sound,” describes how, since the mid-19th century, our urban atmospheres have been charged with electric and electromagnetic telecommunications: telegraph and ... More


Aural Flânerie: The Flâneur in the City as Concert

Aimée Boutin

in City of Noise: Sound and Nineteenth-Century Paris

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039218
eISBN:
9780252097263
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039218.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter establishes that scholarly approaches to flâneurs have downplayed the broader impact of the urban experience on the senses and underappreciated their aural acuity. From the type's early ... More


Blason Sonore: Street Cries in the City

Aimée Boutin

in City of Noise: Sound and Nineteenth-Century Paris

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039218
eISBN:
9780252097263
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039218.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Street cries had long defined the ambiance of Paris in the nineteenth century. From the Middle Ages through to the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, street cries were used by hawkers to ... More


Sonic Classifications in Haussmann’s Paris

Aimée Boutin

in City of Noise: Sound and Nineteenth-Century Paris

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039218
eISBN:
9780252097263
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039218.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter investigates repeated attempts to control street noise in order to cleanse Paris of its antiquated soundscapes, which social policy makers associated with mendicancy, vagrancy, sedition, ... More


Code and Clay, Data and Dirt: Five Thousand Years of Urban Media

Shannon Mattern

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781517902438
eISBN:
9781452958767
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9781517902438.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Offering powerful new ways of thinking about our cities, Shannon Mattern goes far beyond the historical concepts of origins, development, revolutions, and the accomplishments of an elite few. Her ... More


Steel and Ink: The Printed City

Shannon Mattern

in Code and Clay, Data and Dirt: Five Thousand Years of Urban Media

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781517902438
eISBN:
9781452958767
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9781517902438.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

“Steel and Ink: The Printed City,” traces how, for over half a millennium, the printed page has informed the way we’ve imagined, designed, constructed, inhabited, administered, and navigated our ... More


Of Mud, Media, and the Metropolis: Aggregating Histories of Writing and urbanization

Shannon Mattern

in Code and Clay, Data and Dirt: Five Thousand Years of Urban Media

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781517902438
eISBN:
9781452958767
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9781517902438.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

“Of Mud, Media, and the Metropolis…,” examines the entwined histories of brick-making, mark-making, and city-building. I examine how urban surfaces have served as substrates for writing, from ancient ... More


Conclusion: Coding Urban Pasts and Futures

Shannon Mattern

in Code and Clay, Data and Dirt: Five Thousand Years of Urban Media

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781517902438
eISBN:
9781452958767
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9781517902438.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

“Coding Urban Pasts and Futures,” uses the recent reconstruction of Palmyra’s destroyed Arch of Triumph as a case study to explore many themes that resonate throughout the book: the entangling of ... More


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