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Ambient Screens and Transnational Public Spaces$
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Nikos Papastergiadis

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9789888208920

Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: September 2017

DOI: 10.5790/hongkong/9789888208920.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

Screen Cultures and Public Spaces

Chapter:
(p.3) 1 Introduction
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Ambient Screens and Transnational Public Spaces
Author(s):

Nikos Papastergiadis

Amelia Barikin

Scott McQuire

Audrey Yue

Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789888208920.003.0001

This chapter challenges the binary characterisation of large screens contemporary public spaces, as either an incursion which threatens the fecundity of public engagement, or as a renewal of the democratic public sphere. A public sphere approach is utilised to extrapolate how big screens are a dynamic element within an emergent media ecology, which mediatizes and transforms the boundary between public and private spaces. It also foregrounds a key concern of the book as the exploration of opportunities for new transnational democratic publics and public spaces.

Keywords:   Screen cultures, Public spaces, Transnational democratic public, Public sphere, Big screens, Ambient screens, Mobility

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