Literapolis: The Post-Internet Textual City

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Creator: 

Dickson, Daniel

Date: 

2022

Abstract: 

'Literapolis' reconceives the post-Internet city towards advocating the textual production of its citizens. It reacts to the precarious agency, accessibility, and heterogeneity caused by disenfranchising screen environments. In response, the thesis frames the city as a 'born-digital living literary,' whose spaces of writing and reading, though obfuscated, remain tied to place. The thesis unrolls over five scrolls. The first examines primary terms. The second organises five nested spatio-textual scales - code, page, codex, archive, and city - and relates interdisciplinary research to propose the scales' structural re-definition. The third develops a methodology of vectors, points, and fields to apply the scales to an epicentral post-Internet case study: San Francisco. The fourth posits Literapolis citizen narrative virtualities to re-enfranchise a vital living literary. The fifth reflects on the Literapolis as a language and ethic for reading the city, specifies how research might expand beyond Silicon Valley, and enacts a spatio-text.

Subject: 

Architecture
Information Science
Philosophy

Language: 

English

Publisher: 

Carleton University

Thesis Degree Name: 

Master of Architecture: 
M.Arch.

Thesis Degree Level: 

Master's

Thesis Degree Discipline: 

Architecture

Parent Collection: 

Theses and Dissertations

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