Episode 79

A City Is Not a Computer: A Conversation w/ Shannon Mattern

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About this Episode

In this conversation, Philip talks to Shannon Mattern, professor of anthropology at the New School for Social Research and the author of A City is Not a Computer: Other Urban Intelligences. In their conversation Philip and Shannon discuss the legacy of mechanical metaphors and how they influence the way we think about cities and the people who live in them.

The Drop – The segment of the show where Philip and his guest share tasty morsels of intellectual goodness and creative musings.

Philip’s Drop:
All Things Bill Withers

Shannon’s Drop:
Pollution is Colonialism – Max Liboiron