Place, Space, and Mediated Communication explores how new communications technologies are able to disrupt our spatial understanding, and in so doing, reorganize the boundaries of human experience: a phenomenon that can rightly be described as ‘context collapse’.
Individual essays investigate ‘context collapse’ in a variety of geographical and temporal settings, including: the US drone war in Pakistan, social media and sexuality in Paris, privacy and privilege in Brazil, and videogames and resistance in Iran. This cross-disciplinary collection of essays demonstrates how communication and space are co-constituted, and models exciting new paths of inquiry for researchers.
Place, Space, and Mediated Communication is suitable for students and scholars of media and communication studies, cultural studies, urban studies, and sociology.
Table of Contents
- Drone Media: Grounded Dimensions of the US Drone War in Pakistan
- Location-based services in Brazil: Reframing privacy, mobility and location
- Proximity awareness and the privatization of sexual encounters with strangers: the case of Grindr
- Dispossession and the Right to the City
- The Space of Architecture as a Complex Context
- Revolution Reloaded: Spaces of Encounter and Resistance in Iranian Video Games
- Democracy, protest and public space: does place matter?
- State, Space, and Cyberspace
Adriana de Souza e Silva, Mariana S. de Matos-Silva and Ana Maria Nicolaci-da-Costa
C. Licoppe, C. A. Rivière and J. Morel
Vit Sisler and Ebrahim Mohseni
Jeremy Németh and Evan Carver
David G. Post
Carolyn Marvin is the Frances Yates Professor of Communication at the Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania, USA. She is the author of When Old Technologies Were New (1988) and Blood Sacrifice and the Nation (1999).
Sun-ha Hong is the Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in the Humanities at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA. His work investigates how new media and its data become invested with ideals of precision, objectivity, and truth through apparently non-rational means. His upcoming book is titled Data Epistemologies / Surveillance and Uncertainty.