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The Tyranny of Time and Space—Weakened but Not Vanquished

Comment on Special Section on Media and Mobility

Patricia L. Mokhtarian

People have exchanged messages across distances of space or time since the dawn of human history. Modern technologies, for both travel and telecommunication, have vastly increased the speed and reach of our communication potential, but the difference from the past is not just one of degree: at least one difference in kind is the convergence of information/computing technology with communication technology (ICT), and specifically the emergence of the (now-mobile) internet. Relationships between ICT and travel are numerous, complex, and paradoxical. Speculation that “modern“ ICT could substitute for travel virtually coincided with the invention of the telephone, but scholars as early as the 1970s also realized the potential for mutual synergy and generation. Although ICT and travel have diminished the tyranny of space, they cannot be said to have conquered it.

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An Experiment with Networks and Traps

Olga Lukyanova and André Mintz

Electronica 2017. The piece thus brought attention to these procedures while simultaneously exposing their triviality. Our general aim was to produce a critical reflection on the current status of the internet, observed as increasingly centralized by

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Christopher Howard and Wendelin Küpers

technologies (ICTs) have become an intrinsic aspect of travel in the new millennium. Over the past two decades, there has been widespread diffusion or “spillover” of Internet and mobile technologies across multiple life domains, including tourism and leisure

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Kathleen Frazer Oswald

enable social sorting akin to tiered Internet service; 21 it could also enable remote stopping, a feature that a leaked 2014 European Network of Law Enforcement Technologies document proves the European Union Police are interested in. 22 Such

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Maria Hupfield

water’s horizon matches to line up with the city’s. The image is recognizable as a Brooklyn rooftop at sunrise with the Freedom Tower, New York, in the background. Surrounded by cell phone/Internet transmitters, the human body becomes a beacon

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Gijs Mom

and redefinitions of what it means to be mobile, either in a bus, in a car, or on a bicycle, or through a cell phone, a game, or the Internet, or, for that matter, in just a dangerous situation, as the current issue will testify. These reformulations

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Automobiles and Socioeconomic Sustainability

Do We Need a Mobility Bill of Rights?

Daniel Newman

transport but, rather, looking at mobility in a broader context that also includes localism and the ways grassroots projects can be facilitated in opposition to centralization, as well as the great potential provided by the Internet to overcome some spatial

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Vistas of Future New Mobility Studies

Transfers and Transformations

Georgine Clarsen, Peter Merriman, and Mimi Sheller

the Internet; or, for that matter, in a dangerous situation, as the recent special issue on “Mobilities in a Dangerous World” testifies. 2 These reformulations are increasingly interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary. We envisage the future of new

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“Containers, Carriers, Vehicles”

Three Views of Mobility from Africa

Clapperton Chakanetsa Mavhunga, Jeroen Cuvelier, and Katrien Pype

examples: the effects of mobile technology (specifically cell phones and Internet) on social lives, infrastructural construction (roads, railroads, pipelines, airports) on the biophysical environments along and around them, the social lives that incoming

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“Windrush Generation” and “Hostile Environment”

Symbols and Lived Experiences in Caribbean Migration to the UK

Huon Wardle and Laura Obermuller

matter from Jamaica or be placed in the detention camp, [in 2015] I got on the plane …  Since [arriving] in Jamaica I have tried without success to contact the lawyer I had before leaving the UK. First thing, I do not have access to the internet or