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The New Time and Space: 2015

By John Potts

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Format: Hardcover, 185 pages, 2015 Edition
Other Information: Illustrated
Published In: United Kingdom, 01 September 2015
In the networked age, we are living with changed parameters of time and space. Mobile networked communication fosters a form of virtual time and space, which is super-imposed onto territorial space. Time is increasingly composed of interruptions and distractions, as smartphone users are overwhelmed by messages.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1. A Brief History of Time and Space 2. Theorising Time and Space 3. 'No One is Where They Are': Virtual Time and Space 4. Space and Displacement in Contemporary Art 5. The Big Now and the Faraway then: Present, Past and Future in Contemporary Culture 6. Public Intimacy: The Shrinking Space of Privacy 7. Photography 2.0: Photos on the Loose 8. Schizochronia: Time in Digital Sound 9. Capsules of Time and Space: Video and Performance Art

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'This book is filled with insights into how our experiences of time and space are bound up with cultural practice and creative expression, and how developments in communication technology make possible new such experiences. John Potts covers a formidable amount of ground in a very readable fashion. He is just as much at home discussing creation myths and classical literature as he is with more contemporary phenomena such as social media, sampling and video art.' - Graham Meikle, University of Westminster, UK 'The reader will learn from every page of this erudite, yet accessible, overview of the history, theory and transformations of our experience and concepts of time and space. It is particularly illuminating regarding contemporary arts, media and culture.' Mitchell Dean, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark

About the Author

John Potts is Professor of Media at Macquarie University, Australia. He is the author of A History of Charisma, Radio in Australia, and Culture and Technology (with Andrew Murphie). He has also edited several other books, including The Future of Writing.


"This is an interesting and thought-provoking book. Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through faculty; general readers." (E. Kincanon, Choice, Vol. 53 (11), July, 2016) "John Potts, boldly charts human perceptions of time and space through ancient civilisation, across indigenous cultures and religious practices, to myriad present day concepts of physical and virtual space. ... His versatile, comprehensive knowledge and clear exposition of the basics of media studies works well alongside this micro-encyclopaedia of artists and space time conceptions. ... it offers a vivid glimpse into the mind of an author with an immense general knowledge and a gift for making new connections." (Prudence Gibson, Performance Paradigm, Issue 12, 2016)

EAN: 9781137494375
ISBN: 1137494379
Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
Dimensions: 21.84 x 13.97 x 1.78 centimetres (0.45 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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