March 19, 2020
4.6 X 6.4 X 0.6 inches | 0.35 pounds
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About the Author
Steven E. Jones is DeBartolo Chair in Liberal Arts and Professor of English and Digital Humanities at the University of South Florida, USA. He is the author or editor of 11 books, including The Emergence of the Digital Humanities (2014).
"As Steven E. Jones observes, we imagine that our mobile devices connect us to each other, and to a certain version of the world, in a manner that's invisible and ethereal. But in fact, this illusion depends on a great multiplicity of 200-foot-tall structures that we see, or decline to see, wherever we go: cell towers. Briskly deconstructing these enablers of our digital lives as physical objects, and as quasi-magical connectors of the immaterial, Jones reveals them as secret object-icons of our time. Once you've read this, you won't be able to stop seeing--and thinking about--the cell phone tower." --Rob Walker, author of The Art of Noticing (2019)