Media Infrastructures Bibliography

Geoffrey C. Bowker, Science on the Run: Information Management and Industrial Geophysics at Schlumberger, 1920-1940 (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1994)

Geoffrey C. Bowker and Susan Leigh Star, Sorting Things Out: Classification and Its Consequences (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1999)

Stephen Graham and Simon Marvin, Splintering Urbanism: Networked Infrastructures, Technological Mobilities, and the Urban Condition (London: Routledge, 2001)

—, Telecommunications and the City: Electronic Spaces, Urban Places (London: Routledge, 1996)

Brian Larkin, Signal and Noise: Media, Infrastructure, and Urban Culture in Nigeria (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2008)

Lisa Parks, “Around the Antenna Tree: The Politics of Infrastructural Visibility,” FlowTV, 6 March 2009,

—, Cultures in Orbit: Satellites and the Televisual (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2005)

David Silver and Adrienne Massanari, eds., Critical Cyberculture Studies, (New York: New York University Press, 2006). See especially, Steve Jones’s Foreword, “Dreams of Fields: Possible Trajectories of Internet Studies,” ix-xvii; Christian Sandvig, “The Structural Problems of the Internet for Cultural Policy,” 107-118; Beth E. Kolko, “Cultural Considerations in Internet Policy and Design: A Case Study from Central Asia,” 119-128; and David J. Phillips, ” Cyberstudies and the Politics of Visibility,” 216-227.

Benjamin Sims, “Things Fall Apart: Disaster, Infrastructure, and Risk,” Social Studies of Science 37, no. 1 (February 2007): 93-95. (an introduction to a special forum with several different articles about Hurricane Katrina and infrastructure)

Susan Leigh Star, “The Ethnography of Infrastructure,” American Behavioral Scientist 43, no. 3 (November/December 1999): 377-391.

Susan Leigh Star and Karen Ruhleder, “Steps Toward an Ecology of Infrastructure: Design and Access for Large Information Spaces,” Information Systems Research 7, no. 1 (March 1996): 111-134.

Jonathan Sterne, “A Plea for Infrastructure,” presented at the Frontiers of New Media Symposium, University of Utah, Salt Lake City (28 September 2007)

Fred Turner, “Burning Man at Google: A Cultural Infrastructure for New Media Production,” New Media & Society 11, no. 1-2 (2009), 73-94.

Patricia Yaeger, “Dreaming of Infrastructure,” PMLA 122, no. 1 (2007), 9-26.

Zhang Zhen, ed., The Urban Generation: Chinese Cinema and Society at the Turn of the Twenty-First Century (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2007)