chapter  18
Re-imagining Urban Space: Mobility, Connectivity, and a Sense of Place
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Portable snapshot cameras have allowed people to visually record their experiences of specifi c moments and places. These technologies of memory, representation, and expression have shaped people’s cultural practices of remembering and reproducing their life stories. When photographic images become digitalized and remediated via information communication technologies (ICTs) such as mobile phones and the Internet, and can easily travel in various communication settings of digital spaces, they constitute people’s digital storytelling and their cultural signifi cances are reinvented. The photographic images taken by portable digital cameras or cameraphones and transacted in the converged communication spaces of wired and wireless networks tend to transform what photographs have traditionally meant for people, how photography has been performed, and consequently how people perceive and make sense of the world.