The Wireless Spectrum: The Politics, Practices, and Poetics of Mobile Media (Digital Futures) (Hardcover)

The Wireless Spectrum: The Politics, Practices, and Poetics of Mobile Media (Digital Futures) By Barbara Crow (Editor), Michael Longford (Editor), Kim Sawchuk (Editor) Cover Image
By Barbara Crow (Editor), Michael Longford (Editor), Kim Sawchuk (Editor)
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Description


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.

About 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.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780802098931
ISBN-10: 0802098932
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
Publication Date: June 18th, 2010
Pages: 240
Language: English
Series: Digital Futures