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David Morley [Goldsmiths]: New Geographies of Communication

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Thursday, 7 December 2017 from 17:00 to 19:00 (GMT)

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David Morley [Goldsmiths] - Geographies of Communication: The Migrant, the Mobile Phone and the Container Box

This talk will address contemporary theorisations of the new ‘teletechnologies’ and their capacities to transcend social divisions and to compress space and time – supposedly leading to the much-advertised ‘death of geography’. All this is occuring in the context not only of processes of globalisation and de-territorialisation and the rise of new forms of (hyper) mobility, but also of the proliferation of boundary-policing. The talk will take, as its empirical foci, three contemporary emblems of mobility - the migrant, the mobile phone and the container box.

My concerns lie at the interface of communications and cultural geography and I will pose questions as to how we can best understand the changing relations between the virtual and the material realms (and between modes of communications and transport) in the contemporary world. [Image: World travel and communications recorded on Twitter by Eric Fischer - CC BY 2.o]

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David Morley is Professor of Communications in the Department of Media and Communications, Goldsmiths College, University of London. His publications include Spaces of Identity (with Kevin Robins) , Routledge 1996;  Home Territories (Routledge 2001); Media, Modernity and Technology (Routledge, 2006) and most recently Communications and Mobility (Blackwell 2017)

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University of Westminster
309 Regent Street
Room: UG05
W1B 2HT London
United Kingdom

Thursday, 7 December 2017 from 17:00 to 19:00 (GMT)

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Communications and Media Research Institute, University of Westminster

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