This book introduces and develops the concept of geomedia studies as the name of a particular subfield of communication geography. Despite the accelerating societal relevance of ‘geomedia’ technologies for the production of various spaces, mobilities, and power-relations, and the unquestionable emergence of a vibrant research field that deals with questions pertaining to such topics, the term geomedia studies remains surprisingly unestablished. By addressing imperative questions about the implications of geomedia technologies for organizations, social groups and individuals (e.g. businesses profiting from geo-surveillance, refugees or migrants moving across national borders, or artists claiming their rights to public space) the book also aims to contribute to ongoing academic and societal debates in our increasingly mediatized world.

part I|76 pages

Theorizing Geomedia

chapter 1|20 pages

The Necessity of Geomedia

Understanding the Significance of Location-Based Services and Data-Driven Platforms

chapter 3|20 pages

Mapping Geomedia

Charting the Terrains of Space, Place and Media

chapter 4|18 pages

Space, Place and Circulation

Three Conceptual Lenses into the Spatialities of Media Production Practices

chapter 5|16 pages

Media, Materiality, Mobility

Understanding Geomedia as Infrastructure Spaces

part II|75 pages

Geomedia Spaces

chapter 6|17 pages

Look InsideTM

Corporate Visions of the Smart City

chapter 8|20 pages

City as Backlot

On Location in San Diego

chapter 9|18 pages

Unimaginable Homes

Negotiating Ageism through Media Use

part III|90 pages

Geomedia Mobilities

chapter 10|22 pages

Mobilism in Translation

Putting a New Research Paradigm to the Test

chapter 11|20 pages

Artists Out of Place

The Invalidation of Network Capital in a Small-Town Cultural Community

chapter 13|15 pages

Fast Media

chapter 14|12 pages

Afterword: Geomedia

In Praise of Unruly Conjunctions