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Disruptive Ambient Music: Mobile Phone Music Listening as Portable Urbanism

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Lasen Díez, Amparo (2017) Disruptive Ambient Music: Mobile Phone Music Listening as Portable Urbanism. European Journal of Cultural Studies . ISSN 13675494 (En prensa)

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This article explores the use of mobile phones as portable remediated sound devices for mobile listening — from boom boxes to personal stereos and mp3 players. This mode of engaging the city through music playing and listening reveals a particular urban strategy and acoustic urban politics. It increases the sonic presence of mobile owners and plays a role in territorialisation dynamics, as well as in eliciting territorial controversies in public. These digital practices play a key role in the enactment of the urban mood and ambience, as well as in the modulation of people’s presence — producing forms of what Spanish architect Roberto González calls portable urbanism: an entanglement of the digital, the urban and the online that activates a map of a reality over the fabric of the city, apparently not so present, visible and audible


Tipo de documento:Artículo
Palabras clave:Portable urbanism, Mobile phones, Mobile listening, Sonic presence, Territoriality, Urban acoustic spaces
Materias:Ciencias Sociales > Sociología > Cultura popular
Ciencias Sociales > Sociología > Sociología urbana
Ciencias Sociales > Ciencias de la Información > Comunicación social
Ciencias Sociales > Ciencias de la Información > Tecnología de la información
Humanidades > Música
Código ID:40478
Depositado:12 Dic 2016 12:52
Última Modificación:12 Dic 2016 12:52

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