As the social media revolution embeds itself in our daily lives, and as those who once consumed media become producers, established broadcast media producers are witnessing the dissolution of trust in their established authority. Mediated Space critiques contemporary intersections of Architecture and broadcast media that exploit spaces and places that are real, imagined or hybrids of the two in order to re-establish and strengthen the power of traditional capitalist mechanisms of production and consumption. Examining eight spatial constructions in North America, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, Mediated Space embarks on a global exploration of how architecture, spatial design and technology conspire in the service of global capitalism. In three thematic parts that focus on the automotive space of the city, the journalistic space of the news room and the mediated skyline of the city, Mediated Space makes an architectural critique of spaces that are rarely designed by architects but that are experienced every day by millions of people.
Table of Contents
Part 1: The mediated space of journalistic production 1. W1A 2. The Global Local 3. Live From Doha Part 2: The mediated space of automotive consumption 4. Imported from Detroit 5. Inject Some Positive Emotion 6. The Open Road Part 3: The mediated cityscape of entertainment 7. I’ll See You In The Boardroom 8. Lund Point Conclusion
Dr. James Benedict Brown is a Lecturer in Architecture at the Leicester School of Architecture, De Montfort University. He is currently Year 1 leader of the BA(Hons) Architecture, and supervises third year undergraduate dissertations. His research is primarily concerned with architectural education and the representation of space.