Mobile Media

Director Owen Chapman

The Mobile Media Lab (MML) is dedicated to the critical and creative investigation of the multiple meanings of “mobilities” across the humanities, social sciences, fine arts, and the natural sciences. Mobilities, as a term, encompasses the large-scale movement of people, objects, capital and information across the world, as well as more local processes of wireless, networked communications, daily transportation, movement through public space, and the travel of material things within everyday life. Recent developments in communication and transportation infrastructures, along with new social and cultural practices of mobility, have elicited a number of new research initiatives for understanding the connections between these diverse movement-forms. Interdisciplinary by nature, MML research and research-creation projects take movement as a central conceptual tool for engaging the technologies, cultural practices and geographic contingencies of everyday life.

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