Mega screens for mega cities

Papastergiadis, Nikos, McQuire, Scott, Gu, Xin, Barikin, Amelia, Gibson, Ross, Yue, Audrey, Jung, Sun, Cmielewski, Cecelia, Soh Yeong Roh and Jones, Matt (2013) Mega screens for mega cities. Theory, Culture and Society, 30 7-8: 325-341. doi:10.1177/0263276413503691

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Author Papastergiadis, Nikos
McQuire, Scott
Gu, Xin
Barikin, Amelia
Gibson, Ross
Yue, Audrey
Jung, Sun
Cmielewski, Cecelia
Soh Yeong Roh
Jones, Matt
Title Mega screens for mega cities
Journal name Theory, Culture and Society   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0263-2764
Publication date 2013-12-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1177/0263276413503691
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 30
Issue 7-8
Start page 325
End page 341
Total pages 17
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher Sage
Language eng
Abstract This article considers how networked large urban screens can act as a platform for the creation of an experimental transnational public sphere. It takes as a case study a specific Australia-Korea cultural event that linked large screens in Federation Square, Melbourne, and Tomorrow City, Incheon,1 through the presentation of SMS-based interactive media art works. The article combines theoretical analyses of global citizenship, mobility, digital technologies, and networked public space with empirical analyses of audience response research data collected during the screen event. The central argument is that large public screens can offer a strategic site for examining transformations in the constitution of public agency in a digitized, globalized environment. The idea of ‘aesthetic cosmopolitanism’ is finally proposed as a conceptual framework for understanding how new forms of transnational public agency in mediated public spaces might operate.
Keyword Cosmopolitan imaginary
Large screens
Participatory culture
Public space
Public sphere
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Institutional Status UQ

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