Media and mobility

Andrejevic, Mark (2013). Media and mobility. In Angharad N Valdivia and John Nerone (Ed.), The international encyclopedia of media studies: media history and the foundations of media studies (pp. 521-535) Chicester, United Kingdom: Blackwell Publishing. doi:10.1002/9781444361506.wbiems025

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Author Andrejevic, Mark
Title of chapter Media and mobility
Title of book The international encyclopedia of media studies: media history and the foundations of media studies
Place of Publication Chicester, United Kingdom
Publisher Blackwell Publishing
Publication Year 2013
Sub-type Research book chapter (original research)
DOI 10.1002/9781444361506.wbiems025
Open Access Status
ISBN 9781444361506
Editor Angharad N Valdivia
John Nerone
Volume number 1
Chapter number 24
Start page 521
End page 535
Total pages 15
Total chapters 31
Collection year 2014
Language eng
Subjects 330107 Educational Technology and Media
Formatted Abstract/Summary
This chapter explores the changing relationship of mobility to media technology, considering the ways in which we think about, engage in, and exploit the mobility of people and devices, goods and services, in a world in which mobility serves as an increasingly important type of information and information goes increasingly mobile. The chapter rethinks the ways in which information mobility and physical mobility interact with one another in the transition from industrial era shifts to digital era developments. If mobility has, at times, claimed for itself the attributes of a certain kind of freedom, this chapter considers the way in which this freedom can be put to work. The conquest of space, in the digital era, refers to the creation of a ubiquitous electromagnetic atmosphere – not merely extension across space, but also a “filling-in” of space, so that wherever one goes, the network can be accessed, information can be retrieved, and feedback generated. Information is generated not simply about the movement of objects, but about the movement of messages, and, recursively, the tracking of the movement of messages. Mobility, in this sense, participates in a productive spiral
Keyword Digital media
Cloud computing
James Carey
Q-Index Code B1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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