Multiply mediated environments: film, TV and music
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The two previous chapters explored the way landscapes are depicted in literature. Literatute is, however, just one creative 'media' through which cultural ideas are produced and reproduced. This chapter examines what geographers may gain from looking at other media - visual and audio. As with literature the first pass geographers made was to look at these as sources presenting landscape imagery, but, as with literature, we can look at these forms as creating geographies in a much stronger sense - actively shaping interactions in and with places according to various cultural norms. Moreover, these media 'intrude' into daily life, indeed given their prevalence they may be said to create landscapes in which the consumer is immersed, becoming part of the lifeworld of the consumer. These media are not separate from daily life; they are not an adjunct to human experience; increasingly they comprise the terms of the everyday world. These media are examined according to the themes developed so far - the creation of landscapes, the patterning of acceptable behaviour through the use of space and the relationships of mobility, modem life and the city. These media also highlight questions about the relationship of experience and media in the modem world.