vol. 3

The Ordinary vs. The Spectacular

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In this essay, Maggie Farwig, a student at Indiana University, considers the ways in which screens manifest in the practices of everyday life in both ordinary and spectacular ways, creating both connections and disconnections and blurring relations between public and private.

The Screen City and the Absence of Choice

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In this essay, Calvin Badger, a student at Indiana University, analyzes the extent to which individuals can express agency vis a vis public screens in Shanghai and Hong Kong, considering the ways in which those screens are bound up with relations of power in the city.

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.