Jesse Shapins -- PhD student and co-instructor of "Media Archaeology of Place" at Harvard; co-founder of Union Docs; and co-creator of Mapping Main Street, Yellow Arrow, and Pleriplurban -- will be joining us in class on October 20. He's asked us to read a forthcoming book chapter in preparation for his visit. You'll find this text, as well as some supplemental resources, in the Readings section.