[Air-L] Media Spaces

Lee H. Humphreys lmh13 at cornell.edu
Thu Jun 6 09:03:56 PDT 2013

Hi Massimo,

First, I would recommend "MediaSpace" by Couldry & McCarthy (Routledge, 2004). It's a great edited volume looking at these issues.
I think one area you might think about adding a module on is mobile media as there is a lot of interesting scholarship looking at space and media in this sub-field. For example, Rowan Wilken and Gerard Goggin's book 'Mobile Technology and Place' (Routledge, 2012) would be a great resource.

I have a recent article in JOBEM, entitled "Connecting, Coordinating, Cataloguing: Communicative Practices on Mobile Social Networks," which uses a spatial theoretical framework for understanding mobile media use (I think it's still open access http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08838151.2012.732144).

I would also second the recommendation for Jason Farman's book, "Mobile Interface Theory" (Routledge, 2012).

I too would love to see the syllabus if you're willing to share!


Lee Humphreys, PhD
Assistant Professor
Dept of Communication
Cornell University

On Jun 5, 2013, at 9:43 AM, Massimo Ragnedda wrote:

Dear AoIR colleagues

I am looking for inspiration for a course titled “Media Spaces”, offered in
the framework of a BA (Hons), Media, Culture and Society.

This module aims to develop a theoretical understanding of the complex and
overlapping spaces in which media are produced and consumed as well as
understand the spaces that these media create.

I appreciate any help regarding good websites, sources, syllabi or
textbooks containing case studies.

Is anyone teaching something similar who wants to get in touch to exchange

This is a provisional list of module contents

Introduction to Media and Space

Theoretical approaches to space and place

Consuming global television locally

Folding spaces: globalisation and live event television

Cyberspace and the virtual: the rise of spatial metaphors

The Internet and online spaces

Videogames as space, place and world.

Best regards

Massimo Ragnedda

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