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Travelling: Going, Seeing, Thinking

Author(s): Barbara Kita
Subject(s): Media studies
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Keywords: model of travelling; Deleuze; Maffesoli; postmodern urban nomad; tourist-telanthrop

Summary/Abstract: The author describes modern space in the light of the change in the model of travelling. The medium of television plays an important role in this practice: it mediates space and replaces its proper experience. The postmodern urban nomad (Deleuze, Maffesoli), the teleurban flâneur or the tourist-telanthrop (Berger) represent roles characteristic of a mediated perception of reality. It is the static „audiovisual vehicle" (Virilio), by introducing the spectator to a kind of inertia, that, in contact with mediated space, makes it possible for us to travel by merely seeing.

  • Issue Year: 2002
  • Issue No: 5
  • Page Range: 43-51
  • Page Count: 9
  • Language: Polish