With the spread of mobile augmented reality, it has become very difficult to consider digital space and physical space independently. In this book, the authors identify and discuss the state 'Second Offline' which refers to a real-world environment whose elements are augmented by virtual information and one in which individuals are constantly referring to the online world.
‘Second Offline’ is observed across a wide range of social contexts and the relationship between superimposed digital online information and physical offline information is increasingly important. This book analyses the cooperative relationship between online and offline and also examines situations where there may be a conflict between these realities. Furthermore, the authors discuss the possibility that in addition to influencing the physical space, the digital world actually causes some of the physical world to be lost.
Offering a discussion of the implications of a post-mobile society in which second offline is widespread, this edited collection will be of interest to students, scholars and practitioners working in sociology, mobile media and cultural studies more generally.
Table of Contents
Introduction 1. What is second offline? Hidenori Tomita Part I: From Kafka’s letter to mobile media 2. Pre-history of mobile practices: Genealogy of telepresence Kyoung-hwa Yonnie Kim 3. Development of mobile handsets and services on the supplier’s side Tomoyuki Okada Part II: Social life and mobile media 4. Mediated workplaces and work styles as second offline Keita Matsushita 5. Second offline perspective on the medical field Yuichi Kogure 6. Mobile media and school education Eriko Uematsu 7. Poly-reality: Sociological imagination evoked by smartphones Kunikazu Amagasa Part III: Cultural life and mobile media 8. Recreation and mobile content: ‘The future of mobile content: A new "me" in rich context’ Kota Ito 9. Romantic relationships and media usage among university students Ichiyo Habuchi 10. The ‘Triple Junction Model’ of mobile media: Two dogmas of the ‘myth of communication’ Kenichi Fujimoto Part IV: Social media and mobile society 11. Good grief: The role of social mobile media in the 3.11 earthquake disaster in Japan Larissa Hjorth, Kyoung-hwa Yonnie Kim 12. Mobile media and social movements: Structural change and spatial transformation of protest demonstrations Masaaki Ito 13. News exposure via social media and the filter bubble: Do shares and retweets foster social fragmentation? Morihiro Ogasahara 14. Conclusion
Hidenori Tomita is Professor at the Faculty of Sociology, Kansai University, Japan.