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Information Tectonics: Space, Place and Technology in an Electronic Age

Mark I. Wilson (Editor), Kenneth E. Corey (Editor)
ISBN: 978-0-471-98427-6
284 pages
June 2000
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Information Tectonics spatial organization in the electronic age The rapid development and diffusion of information technologies - telecommunications, computers, the Internet - is profoundly changing the character, and structure of interaction at the local, national and international level. Information technology is usually viewed as a technical issue, with analysis focusing on hardware, software and engineering concerns for efficient management and operation. Lost from much of the debate and discussion over information technology is the role of geography and the spatial context of information technology. To further understanding and knowledge of the spatial character and geographic impact of information technology, this volume addresses three key aspects of the phenomenon.
* Conceptualising electronic space and placing it into existing and developing theories of spatial and social interaction. What does electronic interaction mean for our theoretical and perceptual understanding of place and distance?
* Exploration of the geographic dimensions of electronic commerce, such as financial flows, securities trade, and the re-engineered multinational corporation. How do information technologies change economic and trading relationships? How do electronic relationships change people and places?
* Analysis of urban and regional development and IT, with emphasis on IT as a policy measure for urban development and regional growth. Can information technologies and intelligent cities provide the lives we want to lead?
Contributor list Colin A. Arrowsmith Michael James Blaine Stanley D. Brunn Kenneth E. Corey David Gibbs Andrew E. Gillespie Stephen Graham John V. Langdale Tessa Morris-Suzuki Edward Mozley Roche Ranald Richardson Peter J. Rimmer Keith Tanner Steve Walker Barney Warf Mark I. Wilson
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Space, Place and Technology in an Electronic Age (M. Wilson & K. Corey).

CONCEPTUALIZING ELECTRONIC SPACE.

The End of Geography or the Explosion of Place? Conceptualizing Space, Place and Information Technology (S. Graham).

Telecom Tectonics and the Meaning of Electronic Space (M. Wilson & C. Arrowsmith).

Human Rights and Welfare in the Electronic State (S. Brunn).

GLOBAL ELECTRONIC COMMERCE.

Telecommunications and Governance in Multinational Enterprises (E. Roche & M. Blaine).

Telecommunications and 24-Hour Trading in the International Securities Industry (J. Langdale).

Japanese Information Services in the Late Twentieth Century (B. Warf).

URBAN, REGIONAL AND NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT.

Cyberstructure and Social Forces -
The Japanese Experience (T. Morris-Suzuki & P. Rimmer).

Electronic Space -
Creating Cyber Communities in Southeast Asia (K. Corey).

Neighbours -
Australian and Indonesian Telecommunications Connections (P. Rimmer).

The Economic Development of Peripheral Rural Areas in the Information Age (R. Richardson & A. Gillespie).

Telematics, Geography, and Economic Development -
Can Local Initiatives Provide a Strategic Response? (D. Gibbs, et al).

References and Bibliography.

List of Contributors.

Index.
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