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From the Publisher"This book offers more than just a catchy title. In fact, it has something for everyone, regardless of discipline." Goran Trajkovski Computing Review
"Wirelessness is a brilliant and nuanced proposal for a 'radical network empiricism'based on experiments in wireless Internet over the last decade and more. Running through the book is a subtle mesh of new thinking about technology, philosophy, network life, and the possibility of invention. Wirelessness moves with magnificent curiosity and insight from superlative analyses of chipsets and algorithm design to aesthetics, urbanism, the politics of protocols, and the experience of the world." Matthew Fuller, University of London, author of Media Ecologies: Materialist Energies in Art and Technoculture
"Wirelessness opens a new chapter in network theory. Mackenzie's project is to account for the structure of networks and the experience of them — how they work and how they feel— at the same time and in the same terms, while avoiding both reductive simplification and theoretical overkill. The 'radical empirical' approach he suggests for understanding the intertwining of technology and experience lives up to its name. The book is both theoretically radical and exhaustively empirical — a major contribution to technology studies and cultural theory." Brian Massumi, Department of Communication, University of Montreal
"Wirelessness remains a work in progress, a mutable technology still mutating.
Mackenzie is the best guide we have to its intricacies and effects. Adopting a radical empiricist approach, he shows the way in which wirelessness not only configures but experiences the world differently by concentrating on a range of cases, each of which provides its own particular means of enlightenment. A book that asks different questions and provides different answers from the gloop of network-speak that sometimes threatens to engulf us. Terrific." Nigel Thrift, University ofWarwick