Journal article

Dwelling with media stuff: latencies and logics of materiality in four Australian homes

Bjorn Nansen, Michael Arnold, Martin Gibbs, Hilary Davis

Environment and Planning D: Society and Space | SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD | Published : 2011

Abstract

Extending research into material, media, and cultural geographies of the home, our interest turns to the spatiotemporality of dwelling with information and communication technologies. We pose a number of questions: how do inhabitants and their media stuff adapt to the more rigid physical spaces of a building? How does the building respond to the more rapid changes to dwelling produced by this media stuff? And how are these differing times synchronised? In answer to these questions we present four case studies of homes in Melbourne, Australia, each representative of a particular strategy of synchronisation. They are: the found home, the imagined home, the designed home, and the renovated home..

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