no. 2

Light Wins: Commercial Placemaking and Public Screens

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In this essay, Kyle Winkel, a student at Indiana University, considers the ways in which advertisers utilize light art and technology as a way to captivate increasingly desensitized passerby in public screen spectacles in urban Hong Kong.

Shiny Diversions

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In this essay, Myalisa Miroballi, a student at Indiana University, discusses the ways in which screen culture pervades the streets of Hong Kong and Shanghai in ways that constitute the cities as aspirational global consumer hubs.

Raoul Vaneigem

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In this installment of Opening the Canon, Robert Porter argues for a reconsideration of the Situationist International through the work of lesser-known member Raoul Vaneigem.

Public Screen Culture in Modern Hong Kong

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In this essay, Cara Singell, a student at Indiana University, discusses the varying degrees of "publicness" of contemporary public screens in Hong Kong, suggesting that screens vary from "partially-obsolete publicness," "semi-publicness," to "true/pure publicness."

The Spectacle of Screen Environments

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In this essay, Kyle McClarney, a student at Indiana University, explores the ways in which public screens become "integrated spectacles" in their environments in Hong Kong and Shanghai.