Network Time

Network Time
Author: Spiros Hadjidjanos
Publisher: Art Paper Editions
Language: English
Size: 14 x 20 cm
Weight: 112 g
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 9789490800253
Price: €12.00
Product Description

Contributions by Elvia Wilk, Graham Harman and Adrian Mackenzie
In 1959, the American engineer Paul Baran was charged by the RAND Corporation with the task of designing a telecommunications network resilient enough to survive a nuclear attack. A year later Baran published his proposed solution: a network of distributed nodes without a centralized core. He argued that a distributed network would be indestructible because the connections between its nodes were redundant; multiple connections safeguard a system from total destruction if individual nodes are damaged. A decade later, Baran’s distributed relay node architecture formed the conceptual framework for the first system of inter-networked computers, which would become the basis for today’s decentralized wireless internet.
Elvia Wilk