You can download the lecture slides HERE.
Today's lecture was kinda heavy, but I did think that it was provocative too. There's a lot of things to say about the changes in time, place, space, non-place, splace. Also, with the world being more similar AND more different due to complex interconnections. How do we describe what's happening in the world? In the home? In spaces cyber and human? With cultures and identities? And how do we (or should we) judge such novelties? What experiences do you have of time-space distanciation or compression? With the media connecting and separating the globe? Feel free to discuss any, or all, of these questions above. Or even the discussion questions below:
1) Have the media rendered space and time differences insignificant?
2) Why worth mentioning splaces/non-places?
3) Do shared and simultaneous experiences through the media integrate society?
4) BONUS: How do spaces become places? How can non-places become places?
Please read the Silverstone/Barnett reading for next week (Chapter 2 of Demanding World), available in the Filipiniana Section of the library.
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