chapter  5
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The Mirror Stage in the Stadium: Medial Spaces of Television and Architecture

When considering medial spaces in architecture, one immediately thinks of

spaces that have been created by means of highly developed technology and

that therefore have highest cultural meaning. The medium of television, being

popular and devoid of a recognisably artistic or scientific pretension, is seldom

given any attention in this context. Nevertheless, there are some medial spaces,

created by and shown on television, that are remarkable enough to be examined

further. They are, in fact, medial spaces in many senses, created by technical

media on the one hand, but indeed only made present in the first place through

‘mediation’, or through communication, on the other.