mapping cyberspace
Martin Dodge & Rob Kitchin
 
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Chapter 1. Introducing cyberspace Chapter 2. Geographies of the information society
  • What is cyberspace?
    • Internet and intranets
    • Virtual reality
  • A brief history
  • History of the Internet
  • History of virtual reality
  • Why ICTs and cyberspace matter
    • Space / spacelessness
    • Place / placelessness
    • Industrial / post-industrial
    • Public / private
    • Broadcasters / listeners
    • Real / virtual
    • Nature / technology
    • Fixed / fluid
  • Approaching cyberspace
    • The utopians
    • Social constructivists
    • The political economic position
    • Beyond modernism
  • Theorising space
  • Introduction
  • Cultural and social geographies
    • Global culturalisation
    • Place, community and identity
  • Geographies of power
    • Political structures
    • Space of surveillance
    • Geographies of exclusion
  • Urban, regional and global restructuring
    • Globalisation of trade
    • Office automation and back-offices
    • Teleworking, telecottages and teleports
    • Organisational and employment restructuring
    • Urban-regional restructuring
    • Soft cities
    • Dual economy societies
    • An example of urban-regional restructuring: Dublin
  • Conclusion


Chapter 3. Geographies of cyberspace Chapter 4. Introducing the cartographies of cyberspace
  • Introduction
  • Spatiality of cyberspace
    • Cyberspace, identity and community
    • Online geographies of power and exclusions
  • Spatial geometries, form and structures
  • Introduction
  • A brief history of cartography
  • Why 'map' ICTs and cyberspace?
  • The challenge of spatialising cyberspace
  • A typology of mapping cyberspace
  • Issues to consider
    • Data quality and availability
    • Level of user knowledge
    • Representation
    • Power of mapping
    • Ethics
  • Geographic space online


Chapter 5. Mapping information and communication technologies Chapter 6. Spatialising cyberspace
  • Maps of infrastructure
    • Static and animated maps of infrastructure
    • Interactive maps of infrastructure
    • Dynamic maps of infrastructure
  • Maps of Internet Traffic
    • Static and animated maps of Internet traffic and activity
    • Interactive maps of Internet activity
    • Dynamic maps of Internet activity
  • Temporal aspects of ICTs

 

  • Introduction
  • Topological maps of networks and the Internet
  • Mapping the information space of the Internet
  • 'Flat' spatialisation of information space
  • Landscapes of information
  • Information spaces


Chapter 7. Mapping asynchronous media Chapter 8. Mapping synchronous media
  • Introduction
  • Characterising the social media of cyberspace
  • Email as social medium
  • Mailing Lists
  • From badgers to body arts: newsgroups on anything and everything

  • Introduction
  • Live conversations in chat
  • Worlds of writing
  • Mapping MUDs / MUDs as maps
  • Virtual Worlds
    • The spatial forms and geometries of AlphaWorld
    • Spatial mobility in AlphaWorld
    • Spatialities of AlphaWorld
    • The Socio-spatial construction of space in AlphaWorld


Chapter 9. Spatial cognition of cyberspace Chapter 10. Imaginative mappings of cyberspace
  • Introduction
  • Cognising geographic space
  • Cognising cyberspace
    • Cognising virtual worlds
    • Cognising hypertext
  • Increasing spatial legibility
  • Introduction
  • Imaginative geographies of science fiction
  • Mapping the present / mapping the future
    • Real / virtual
    • Public / private spaces
    • Hard / soft city
    • Place / placeless and space / spaceless
    • Nature / technology
  • Summary



Chapter 11. Future mappings of cyberspace

  • Introduction
  • Agendas for future studies
    • Philosophical, theoretical, empirical
    • Geographies of the information society
    • Geographies of cyberspace
  • Final worlds

Notes

Bibliography

 


 


 

 

 

 

 

 

(c) 2002 Martin Dodge and Rob Kitchin