This Companion provides an authoritative source for scholars and students of the nascent field of media geography. While it has deep roots in the wider discipline, the consolidation of media geography has started only in the past decade, with the creation of media geography’s first dedicated journal, Aether, as well as the publication of the sub-discipline’s first textbook. However, at present there is no other work which provides a comprehensive overview and grounding. By indicating the sub-discipline’s evolution and hinting at its future, this volume not only serves to encapsulate what geographers have learned about media but also will help to set the agenda for expanding this type of interdisciplinary exploration. The contributors-leading scholars in this field, including Stuart Aitken, Deborah Dixon, Derek McCormack, Barney Warf, and Matthew Zook-not only review the existing literature within the remit of their chapters, but also articulate arguments about where the future might take media geography scholarship. The volume is not simply a collection of individual offerings, but has afforded an opportunity to exchange ideas about media geography, with contributors making connections between chapters and developing common themes.

chapter |14 pages

Introduction: Geographies of Media

ByPaul C. Adams, Jim Craine, Jason Dittmer

part |2 pages

Part I: Media

chapter 1|22 pages


BySteven Hoelscher

chapter 2|14 pages


ByDeborah Dixon

chapter 3|16 pages


ByAlasdair Pinkerton

chapter 4|16 pages

Comic Books

ByJason Dittmer

chapter 5|18 pages

Stamps and the Postal System

ByPauliina Raento

chapter 6|16 pages


ByDerek McCormack

chapter 7|18 pages

Video Games

ByJames Ash

chapter 8|16 pages

The Internet

ByDarren Purcell

part |2 pages

Part II: Places

chapter 9|16 pages

Places of Mediated Nature

ByDavid Lulka

chapter 10|14 pages


ByJulie Cupples

chapter 11|16 pages

Places of Interiority

ByStuart C. Aitken

chapter 12|14 pages

Syncretic (S)p[l]aces

ByGiorgio Hadi Curti, Tamara M. Johnson

chapter 13|16 pages

Haunted Places

ByColin Gardner

chapter 14|12 pages

Advertising Place

ByJim Craine, Chris Dando, Ron Davidson

chapter 15|14 pages

Places of Graffiti

ByJohn Finn

part |2 pages

Part III: Spaces

chapter 16|18 pages

Spaces of the Word

ByPaul C. Adams

chapter 17|14 pages

Spaces of Mediated Sound

ByMichael Bull

chapter 18|20 pages

Spaces of Telemediated Sociability

ByBarney Warf

chapter 19|18 pages

Spaces of Volunteered Geographic Information

ByAte Poorthuis, Matthew Zook

chapter 20|18 pages

Spaces of Affect

ByPaul Simpson

chapter 21|16 pages

Spaces of Mediated Performance

ByKatrinka Somdahl-Sands, Paul C. Adams

chapter 22|14 pages

Spaces of Media Capital

ByBrett Christophers