Mobile Media Technologies and Poiesis: Rediscovering How We Use Technology to Cultivate Meaning in a Nihilistic World (Hardback)Justin Michael Battin (author)
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This book intertwines phenomenological fieldwork with a wide range of Heidegger's writings to explore how our everyday uses of mobile media technologies permit a unique avenue to rediscover poiesis, our creative cultivation that is simultaneously a bringing forth, a revealing. Shining a light on poiesis better allows us to see how human beings are, at their core, dwellers that disclose worlds and cultivate meaning. In our chaotic modern world, our ability to appreciate this foundational feature of our existence seems to be fading from view. Such forgetting has fractured our confidence; we increasingly question, doubt, and struggle with what unfolds before us. This book thus argues that we ought to look towards our intimate and recursive mobile media practices as the avenue for which we can revitalize poiesis, as doing so allows us a purview into how we are always situated in a meaningful locale, playing an imperative role in its continued cultivation.
Publisher: Springer International Publishing AG
Number of pages: 167
Weight: 3392 g
Dimensions: 210 x 148 mm
Edition: 1st ed. 2017
"This book is a good recommendation for those looking into mobile technology in relation to creative abilities." (Rustie Anglin, CBQ Communication Booknotes Quarterly, Vol. 51 (1-2), January-June, 2019)
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