Shannon Mattern

Columnist

Shannon Mattern is a columnist for Places. She is Associate Professor in the School of Media Studies at The New School in New York.

Mattern’s research and teaching address how the forms and materialities of media are related to the spaces (architectural, urban, and conceptual) they create and inhabit. She writes about libraries and archives, media infrastructures, the material qualities of media objects, media companies’ headquarters and sites of media-related labor, place branding, public design projects, urban media art, and mediated sensation. She is author of The New Downtown Library and Deep Mapping the Media City, both published by University of Minnesota Press.

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