Untangling the Unwired Wi-Fi and the Cultural Inversion of Infrastructure

  title={Untangling the Unwired Wi-Fi and the Cultural Inversion of Infrastructure},
  author={Adrian Mackenzie},
Cultural and social studies of technology have regarded infrastructure as less significant than the interfaces, devices, materials, and practices where processes of consumption, representation, attachment, embodiment, identification, and sociality are most visible. Infrastructural elements of new technologies usually remain in the background of analysis. What would it mean to invert the figure-ground relation between technology and “infrastructure”? Via a case study of an increasingly popular… CONTINUE READING

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