Mobile Media Practices, Presence and Politics: The Challenge of Being Seamlessly Mobile

1st Edition

Kathleen M. Cumiskey, Larissa Hjorth

Routledge
Published June 23, 2015
Reference - 238 Pages - 20 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138922136 - CAT# Y202472
Series: Routledge Studies in New Media and Cyberculture

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Summary

As an example of convergence, the mobile phone—especially in the form of smartphone—is now ushering in new promises of seamlessness between engagement with technology and everyday common experiences. This seamlessness is not only about how one transitions between the worlds of the device and the physical environment but it also captures the transition and convergences between devices as well (i.e. laptop to smartphone, smartphone to tablet).

This volume argues, however, that these transitions are far from seamless. We see divisions between online and offline, virtual and actual, here and there, taking on different cartographies, emergent forms of seams. It is these seams that this volume acknowledges, challenges and explores—socially, culturally, technologically and historically—as we move to a deeper understanding of the role and impact of mobile communication’s saturation throughout the world.

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