The Senses and the City

Attention, Distraction and Media Technology in Urban Environments

Authored by: Meri Kytö

The Routledge Companion to Urban Media and Communication

Print publication date:  October  2019
Online publication date:  September  2019

Print ISBN: 9780415792554
eBook ISBN: 9781315211633
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315211633-39

 Download Chapter

 

Abstract

In this chapter I show that urban environments are complex landscapes of mediated information and sensory experience. Focusing on the sensory enables us to ask new questions about older articulations of urbanity, such as: how can the urban be understood through the senses, and how can the relationships between the sensory city and media technologies be studied? As sensory experience is very context-reliant and depends on cultural interpretation in order to be understandable via writing, the detail given to describe the actual phenomena at hand is important.

 Cite
Search for more...
Back to top

Use of cookies on this website

We are using cookies to provide statistics that help us give you the best experience of our site. You can find out more in our Privacy Policy. By continuing to use the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.