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Ambient Screens and Transnational Public Spaces

Nikos Papastergiadis


Large public screens have now become a ubiquitous part of the contemporary cityscape. Far from being simply oversized televisions, the media experts contributing to Ambient Screens and Transnational Public Spaces put forward a strong case that such screens could serve as important sites for cultural exchange. Advances in digital technology spell the possibilities of conducting mobile modes of interaction across national boundaries, and in the process expose the participants to novel sensory experiences, giving rise to a new form of public culture. Understanding this phenomenon calls for a reco ... More

Keywords: Ambient screens, Large screens, Public sphere, Transnational public spaces, Urban screens, Public space, Screen cultures

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9789888208920
Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: September 2017 DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789888208920.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Nikos Papastergiadis, editor
University of Melborune

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1 Introduction

Nikos Papastergiadis, Amelia Barikin, Scott McQuire, and Audrey Yue

3 Big Screens, Little Acts

Justin Clemens, Christopher Dodds, and Adam Nash

6 Digital Public Infrastructures for Creative Communities

Claude Fortin, Kate Hennessy, and Carman Neustaedter

7 The Inside/Outside Equation

Gary Gumpert and Susan J. Drucker

8 Mobile Methods and Large Screens

Nikos Papastergiadis, Amelia Barikin, Xin Gu, Scott McQuire, and Audrey Yue1

9 Conclusion

Nikos Papastergiadis, Amelia Barikin, and Scott McQuire