Story space: A theoretical grounding for the new urban annotation

Rekha Murthy


The development and mainstreaming of technologies used to communicate in a digital, "virtual" space raises concerns about new opportunities for social control by corporate and government interests. But the apparently limitless reach of virtual space might actually contain the means of resistance to such control as well. This paper takes a focused look at select writings by Henri Lefebvre, Jean Baudrillard, and Paul Virilio to consider how the conditions prompting their technological and social anxieties might be recast as cause for optimism in our mobile digital age.

Full Text:



A Great Cities Initiative of the University of Illinois at Chicago University Library.

© First Monday, 1995-2019. ISSN 1396-0466.