Book Chapter

An archaeology of the media city: towards a critical cultural history of mediated urbanism

Scott McQuire

The Routledge Companion to Urban Media and Communication | Routledge - Taylor & Francis | Published : 2020


The “media city” seems to be a recent problematic and in some respects, it is. The last decade has seen a concerted shift in which the need to think of cities and media as intimately related rather than separate fields has become more broadly recognized. The proliferation of differently spatialized digital media platforms, such as mobile devices and embedded video screens, foregrounds a distinctive mode of urban experience in which the co-evolution of built environment, media technology and social practice has become more pronounced. However, it is a mistake to assume that the media city is a function of digital media. Looked at from a different perspective, the problematic of mediated urban..

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