Welt in der Hand / The World in Your Hand
Zur globalen Alltagskultur des Mobiltelefons / On the Everyday Global Culture of the Mobile Phone
Miya Yoshida

With essays from the fields of cultural and media studies, philosophy, sociology and art from Olaf Arndt, Günter Burkart, Kenichi Fujimoto, Dominic Johnson, Christiane Mennicke-Schwarz, Sadie Plant, Paul Feigelfeld & Jan Wenzel, Miya Yoshida

520 pp.
with numerous illustrations
thread-sewn gatefolded brochure

Leipzig December, 2010
ISBN: 9783940064967
Edition Number: 1

Width: 11.1 cm
Length: 17.5 cm

Language(s): English, German

Miya Yoshida, Christiane Mennicke-Schwarz, Paul Feigelfeld, Jan Wenzel

Miya Yoshida

Jakob Kirch, Pascal Storz

Over the past decades, almost no other technological innovation has been able to find such widespread dissemination so easily, or so rapidly, nor take such all-embracing possession of our daily lives, as the portable telephone. As camera, Walkman, organizer, navigating device, and post box for private and business messages, the mobile phone does not only represent a connection to the world for the affluent parts of the planet the cell phone conquers public urban spaces as well commercial ones and dissolves previous borders between them. Its use causes fundamental shifts in cultural codes and intervenes in social textures.