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Theorizing Media after the Urban Revolution

In the final opening essay, Scott Rodgers argues that conceiving of the urban as processual, amorphous, relational and unbounded provokes a critical rethinking around why, where and how we study urbanized media.

Mediatization and Urban Struggle

In the second essay, André Jansson connects the ambiguity of “the urban” with that of “mediatization,” considering their relationships through the example of urban exploration.

Back to the City

In the first essay, Zlatan Krajina suggests media studies returns to its roots in the city, to rekindle its early, less disciplinary, instincts.

Ethnographic Vignettes From ICA 2016

Large 21st century conferences, such as ICA 2016 in Fukuoka, evoke the impressive growth and diversification of academia within, between, and across disciplines. Yet their "poison", if you will, is that they are so very large and up-scaled: potentially alienating; and clearly struggling with logistical complexity.

Small-Gauge Cities

In this contribution to our small-gauge roundtable, Carla Nappi turns her attention to the city itself: what does it mean to practice small-gauge scholarship when "thinking of and thinking with" cities?

Small-Gauge as Remediating and Metamedial

With this entry in our ongoing small-gauge roundtable, Scott Rodgers examines how the divide between digital and analog media can help us think in a critical and self-reflective way about the form and the practice of small-gauge scholarship.