urbanism and monumentality (3.3)

Monumental telecommunication infrastructure in contemporary urbanism affords a variety of stable, actionable pictures of the city advancing perceptions of individual agency.

against cyber-millenarianism

The singularity and dispensationalism are just two of the new forms of millenarianism mobilizing over information communication technologies.

the enigma of the urban ruins (3.2)

Sunnyside Gardens, Queens - (source: flickr user k_dellaquila)

At about 1300sqft, the dimension of the average home has remained remarkably constant throughout history. Could this have to do with home communications?

cities of the plain (3.1)

Sometimes cats show up in the comparison or battle between cities. (Image from Library of Congress, Copyright 1907 by Keppler & Schwarzmann)

Cities of the Plain is a name that Mumford uses to point to the origins of the city, but is also commonly used to refer to Sodom and Gomorrah.