Postdigital place-mixing in the Wild City

Scott, JE ORCID: 2021, 'Postdigital place-mixing in the Wild City' , in: Avatars, activism and postdigital performance : precarious intermedial identities , Bloomsbury, pp. 161-186.

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This chapter opens up processes of ‘place-mixing’ in wild urban landscapes. Place-mixing is a digital mixing practice arising from encounters with the city, which pays particular attention to wild forces, feelings and happenings in play. Framed through a mix of perspectives, including postdigital theory, ideas of wildness and thoughts on the position of place-making in the redevelopment of cities, the chapter specifically addresses place-mixing in and of ‘urban wildscapes’ - city places where ‘natural as opposed to human agency appears to be shaping the land’ (Jorgensen in Jorgensen and Keenan 2012: 1). In these dense environments, the practice is formed through encounters between the digital device, place and body, bringing the abundant, organic processes of the wildscape into discourse with the overflowing computational processes of the device. The chapter concludes by proposing a collection of resonant concepts and practices around the wild city, which emerge from the place-mixing processes described.

Item Type: Book Section
Editors: Jarvis, L and Savage, K
Schools: Schools > School of Arts & Media > Arts, Media and Communication Research Centre
Publisher: Bloomsbury
ISBN: 9781350159310 (hardback); 9781350159327 (ebook); 9781350159334 (ebook)
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Depositing User: Dr Joanne Scott
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2021 10:04
Last Modified: 18 May 2022 02:30

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