Geographic Interpretations of the Internet by Aharon Kellerman

By Aharon Kellerman

This booklet introduces the net via a scientific geographical interpretation, therefore laying off mild on the net as a spatial entity. The book’s technique is to increase simple techniques constructed for terrestrial geography to our on-line world, so much significantly these when it comes to house, constitution, position, distance, mobility, and presence. It extra considers the web through its structure of data house, communications area, and display area. through the use of recognized techniques from conventional human geography, this booklet proposes a mix of terrestrial and digital geographies, which can in flip assist in dealing with net buildings and contents. The ebook appeals to human and monetary geographers, specially these attracted to info and web geographies. it might probably even be of precise curiosity and value to sociologists and media students and scholars facing communique expertise and the Internet.

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For the latter class he focused on painting, film and photography, noting generally, ‘that space is a much more complex category than its iconic representation’ (p. 160), and thus requiring several adjustments for its image presentation, notably the need to use perspective. e. imagined spaces, and their visual expression through mental maps (Phillips 1993; Chap. 6). , Doel and Clarke 2005), and even to slides (Rose 2003) and diagrams (Petersson 2005). The common thread among these latter explorations is their engagement mainly with the expression and treatment of real space within certain media, rather than on these media as constituting spaces by themselves.

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For contemporary scientific geography this specific connotation for place in real space has been widely challenged, expanded and debated, notably regarding the human dimensions of places, the differences between the concepts of place and location, and the question of possible uniqueness which might be required from pieces of space in order for them to be identified as places (for a list of reviews see Seamon 2012). More specifically, places have been examined from the two-way perspective of individual and societal feelings and actions within places, on the one hand, and place meanings involved in those individual and societal feelings and actions, on the other (for a recent review see Agnew 2011).

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