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Title Cartographies of place [electronic resource] : navigating the urban / edited by Michael Darroch and Janine Marchessault.

Imprint Montréal & Kingston : McGill-Queen's University Press, [2014]

Item Status

Description 1 online resource (vi, 309 pages :) illustrations.
Series The culture of cities series
Culture of cities.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-293) and index.
Summary "Media are incorporated into our physical environments more dramatically than ever before - literally opening up new spaces of interactivity and connection that transform the experience of being in the city. Public gatherings and movement, even the capabilities of democratic ideology, have been redefined. Urban Screens, mobile media, new digital mappings, and ambient and pervasive media have all created new ecologies in cities. How do we analyze these new spaces? Recognition of the mutual histories and research programs of urban and media studies is only the beginning. Cartographies of Place develops new vocabularies and methodologies for engaging with the distinctive situations and experiences created by media technologies which are reshaping, augmenting, and expanding urban spaces. The book builds upon the rich traditions and insights of a post-war generation of humanist scholars, media theorists, and urban planners. Authors engage with different historical and contemporary currents in urban studies which share a common concern for media forms, either as research tools or as the means for discerning the expressive nature of city spaces around the world. All of the media considered here are not simply "free floating," but are deeply embedded in the geopolitical, economic, and material contexts in which they are used. Cartographies of Place is exemplary of a new direction in interdisciplinary media scholarship, opening up new ways of studying the complexities of cities and urban media in a global context."--Back cover.
Contents Introduction: Urban Cartographies / Michael Darroch and Janine Marchessault -- LEGIBILITY. 1 Metaphor City / Ben Highmore -- 2 The Virtuality of Urban Culture: Blanks, Dark Moments, and Blind Fields / Rob Shields -- 3 Serendipitous City: In Search of an Aleatory Urbanism / Mervyn Horgan -- 4 The Cartographatron -- Between Media and Architecture: McLuhan, Giedion, Tyrwhitt, and Doxiadis / Stephan Kowal -- 5 The Artist as Urban Researcher: Research, Representation, and Image-Relations in the City / Saara Liinamaa.
NAVIGATION. 6 Where Are We? Who Am I? Self-Identification with(in) the City / Jean-François Côté and Marie-Laurence Bordeleau-Payer -- 7 The City as Gamespace: Alternate Reality Games and Other Fictions / Olivier Asselin -- 8 Remapping the Space Between: Sovereignty, Globalization, and Media Representation in Rio de Janeiro / Justin Read -- 9 The Urban Night / Will Straw.
Local Note eBooks on EBSCOhost EBSCO eBook Subscription Academic Collection - North America
Subject Cities and towns -- Effect of technological innovations on.
Cities and towns in mass media.
Mass media -- Social aspects.
Technology -- Social aspects.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Marchessault, Janine.
Darroch, Michael.
Other Form: Print version: Cartographies of place. (CaOONL)20139073159
ISBN 9780773543027 (cloth)
9780773543034 (paper)
9780773590380 (epdf)
9780773590397 (epub)