Commentary: Memory, Mediascapes, and Temporal Circulation in Urban Space; or How Landscapes Were Never as Linear as We Thought They Weren’t

Bryce Peake


This commentary critically reframes the concept of circulation in terms of time, defining the dislocation of space that occurs with media—defined as technology taken to be a social phenomenon—as an occurrence that creates, and is a result of, simultaneous streams of temporal flow. Counter to narratives that claim for technology and media’s radical altering of subjectivity, I suggest that this notion of temporality was already present in cultural understandings of memory and monuments in the landscape.

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