The New Media and Heterotopic Technologies in the Philippines

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dc.contributor.author Pertierra, Raul
dc.date.accessioned 2009-06-03T09:02:09Z
dc.date.available 2009-06-03T09:02:09Z
dc.date.issued 2008
dc.identifier.citation Pertierra, R. (2008). The New Media and Heterotopic Technologies in the Philippines. Human Technology, Volume 4 (2), pp. 169-185. URN:NBN:fi:jyu-200810245835. Retrieved from http://www.humantechnology.jyu.fi
dc.identifier.issn 1795-6889
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/20226
dc.description.abstract Information overload is perhaps the most common frustration of our age. It strikes everyone: young and old, educated and uneducated, rich and poor, first world and third world. Human communication has taken on the qualities of the supernatural. Indeed it has surpassed it! Zeus could only rely on Mercury’s speed to convey his commands; presently electronic messages zip around the globe and the universe at the speed of light. No wonder that new communication technologies often evoke notions of the supernatural. This paper deals with some of the unexpected effects of the new communication technologies, in particular for mobile phones. While the mobile has become the icon of connectedness, it also serves as the index of our disconnectedness with mundanity. This apparent contradiction generates inevitable anxieties often linked to the supernatural or the otherworldly. en
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher University of Jyväskylä, Agora Center
dc.relation.ispartofseries Human Technology: An Interdisciplinary Journal on Humans in ICT Environments
dc.relation.uri http://www.humantechnology.jyu.fi
dc.rights © 2008 Raul Pertierra and the Agora Center, University of Jyväskylä
dc.subject.other mobiles en
dc.subject.other heterotopia en
dc.subject.other posthuman subjects en
dc.subject.other supernatural communication en
dc.title The New Media and Heterotopic Technologies in the Philippines
dc.type Article
dc.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:jyu-200810245835

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