The BTWH (Berkeley-Tübingen-Wien-Harvard) Working Group announces its conference on
Media and Mobility
What is the relationship between media and mobility? Can media create virtual mobility? Can we travel through media? Is it actual mobility or a sense of mobility conveyed through the media that creates a "global citizen"? How have various types of media changed the way we view and negotiate space? And how has increased mobility changed our relationship to media? Has it increased individuality and communities based on common interests spread throughout the world in which geographical location no longer plays a role? Or is geographical location just as important as ever as we see that who controls access to information controls the information itself?
BTWH is an international Townsend Center working group that deals with questions of German modernity.