Shannon Mattern

Contributing Writer

Shannon Mattern is a contributing writer for Places.

Mattern is the Penn Presidential Compact Professor of Media Studies at History of Art at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Before that, she served for nearly two decades as a professor of media studies and anthropology at The New School in New York. Mattern’s research and teaching focus on media architectures, information infrastructures, and urban technologies. Her books include The New Downtown Library; Deep Mapping the Media City; and Code and Clay, Data and Dirt: 5000 Years of Urban Media, all published by the University of Minnesota Press. Her latest book, A City Is Not a Computer, the second volume of Places Books, is an expansion of several of her Places articles.


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