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The immaterial culture of the twenty-first century is not a life without objects. The telecommunicational urban hub and its radial network are unseen physical presences underlying the radical reshaping of our conceptions of space and scale.

These models ask us: what is the city today but a series of cardboard boxes filled with stuffed animals and the detritus of life, connected by a proliferation of cables? Which is more real and which is more banal: the infrastructure that underlies contemporary life or the superstructure that manifests it?