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Network Nature: The Place of Nature in the Digital Age

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Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherBloomsbury Academic
Number of pages245
ISBN (Print)9781350029514
Publication statusPublished - 19 Feb 2018

Abstract

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.

    Research areas

  • nature, digital technology, space, place, architecture, landscape

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