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Observatorio (OBS*) Journal, Media City: Spectacular, Ordinary and Contested Spaces
This introductory review article develops an analytic-conceptual distinction between spectacular, ordinary and contested facets of the present-day digitized urban condition. We reject a scholarly techno-optimism versus techno-pessimism dichotomy and argue that this triadic conceptualization can pave the way for a better understanding of the multiple, often contradictory and unpredictable implications of the fast-proceeding digitalization on cities and people who inhabit them. First, we discussfatcat:mu33uxsyevg3xj4xllxux7psbq