The Wireless Spectrum: The Politics, Practices, and Poetics of Mobile Media

The Wireless Spectrum: The Politics, Practices, and Poetics of Mobile Media

by Barbara Crow
     
 

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As evidenced by the clientele in any urban coffee shop, devices such as cell phones, BlackBerries, and Wi-Fi-enabled laptops have proliferated, particularly during the past ten years. The Wireless Spectrum explores how wireless technologies have modified both individual and public life, transforming our experiences of space, time, and place, while

Overview

As evidenced by the clientele in any urban coffee shop, devices such as cell phones, BlackBerries, and Wi-Fi-enabled laptops have proliferated, particularly during the past ten years. The Wireless Spectrum explores how wireless technologies have modified both individual and public life, transforming our experiences of space, time, and place, while reshaping our day-to-day interactions.

Bringing together visual artists, designers, activists, and communication and humanities scholars to reflect on mobile media, this collection engages a new terrain of interdisciplinary research. Interrogating these new forms of community and communication practices as they are emerging in Canada and around the world, the essays in The Wireless Spectrum ask how these new technologies transfigure subjectivities, creating new forms of social behaviour and provocative aesthetic practices.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780802098931
Publisher:
University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division
Publication date:
06/18/2010
Series:
Digital Futures Series
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
1,221,332
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Barbara Crow is an associate professor in, and director of, the Graduate Program in Communication and Culture at York University.

Michael Longford is an associate professor in the Department of Design at York University.

Kim Sawchuk is an associate professor in the Department of Communication Studies at Concordia University.

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