An international roster of contributors come together in this comprehensive volume to examine the complex interactions between mobile media technologies and issues of place. Balancing philosophical reflection with empirical analysis, this book examines the specific contexts in which place and mobile technologies come into focus, intersect, and interact. Given the far-reaching impact of contemporary mobile technology use – and given the lasting importance of the concept and experiences of place – this book will appeal to a wide range of scholars in media and cultural studies, sociology, and philosophy of technology.
Table of Contents
1: Theorising Place & Mobiles 1. Mobilising Place: Conceptual Currents and Controversies Rowan Wilken & Gerard Goggin 2. The Place of Mobility: Technology, Connectivity, and Individualization Jeff Malpas 3. Topologies of Human-Mobile-Assemblages Richard Ek 2: Media, Publics and Place-Making 4. When Urban Public Places Become ‘Hybrid Ecologies’: Proximity-based Game Encounters in Dragon Quest 9 in France and Japan Christian Licoppe and Yorika Inada 5. The Urban Dynamics of Net Localities: How Mobile and Location-Aware Technologies are Transforming Places Eric Gordon and Adriana de Souza e Silva 6. The Real Estate of the Trained Up Self: (Or is this England?) Caroline Bassett 3: Urbanity, Rurality, and the Scene of Mobiles 7. (Putting) Mobile Technologies in their Place: A Geographical Perspective Chris Gibson, Susan Luckman, and Chris Brennan-Horley 8. Still Mobile: A Case Study on Mobility, Home and Being Away in Shanghai Larissa Hjorth 9. Connection and Inspiration: Phenomenology, Mobile Communications, Place Iain Sutherland 4: Bodies, Screens, and Relations of Place 10. Going Wireless: Disengaging the Ethical Life Edward S. Casey 11. Parerga of the Third Screen: Mobile Media, Place and Presence Ingrid Richardson and Rowan Wilken 12. Encoding Place: The Politics of Mobile Location Technologies Gerard Goggin 13. The Infosphere, the Geosphere and the Mirror: The Geomedia-Based Normative Renegotiations of Body and Place Francesco Lapenta