On the Move: On Mobile Agoras, Networked Selves, and the Contemporary City

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The everyday life of contemporary urban dwellers is increasingly marked and defined by mobilities. We are ‘on the move’ in cars, public transport systems, and infrastructural landscapes and systems. However, as we move we are connected to new digital media publics through communication technologies such as mobile devices (phones, computers, but also vehicles such as automatized and computerised cars). After the introduction we will shortly introduce the so-called ‘mobilities turn’ as a particular theoretical framing of contemporary city. Then follows a section about the city as a political space, and this paves the way for a section dedicated to thinking about digital technologies, mobilities and the city. The chapter then turns to the two concepts of the ‘mobile agora’ and the ‘networked self’ and engage in exploring how they may enlighten our understanding of contemporary urban media spaces. The chapter terminates with some concluding remarks and reflections about the future of research.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TitelThe Routledge Companion to Urban Media and Communication
RedaktørerZlatan Krajina, Deborah Stevenson
Antal sider11
Udgivelses stedLondon
ForlagRoutledge
Publikationsdato2020
Sider96-106
Kapitel9
ISBN (Trykt)978-0-415-79255-4
ISBN (Elektronisk)978-1-315-21163-3
StatusUdgivet - 2020

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Jensen, O. B. (2020). On the Move: On Mobile Agoras, Networked Selves, and the Contemporary City. I Z. Krajina, & D. Stevenson (red.), The Routledge Companion to Urban Media and Communication (s. 96-106). Routledge.