Space Media

Authors

  • Réka Patrícia Gál University of Toronto
  • L M Wilkins University of Toronto
  • Yuxing Zhang University of Toronto
  • Marie-Pier Boucher University of Toronto
  • Tero Karppi University of Toronto
  • Jeremy Packer University of Toronto

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.22230/cjc.2021v46n3a4085

Keywords:

Outerspace; Space media; Media theory

Abstract

This article proposes the notion of space media as a way of defining media that connect humans with outer space. It is suggested that six areas related to contemporary media theory are particularly relevant to understanding space media: epistemology, anthropogenesis, planetary mediums, infrastructure, imaginaries, and remains. The article further suggests that the field of media studies needs to take account of outer space and, as a result, alter its own current practice.

Cet article propose la notion de médias de cosmos comme une façon de définir les médias qui relient les humains à l’espace extra-atmosphérique. Il est suggéré que six domaines liés à la théorie contemporaine des médias sont particulièrement pertinents pour comprendre les médias de cosmos: l’épistémologie, l’anthropogenèse, les média planétaires, les infrastructures, les imaginaires et les vestiges. L’article suggère que la domaine des études sur les médias doit tenir compte de cosmos extra-atmosphériques et, par conséquent, modifier sa propre pratique actuelle.
Mots clés : Cosmos; Médias de cosmos; Théorie des médias

Author Biographies

Réka Patrícia Gál, University of Toronto

Ph.D. Student

Faculty of Information

L M Wilkins, University of Toronto

Ph.D. Student

Faculty of Information

Yuxing Zhang, University of Toronto

Ph.D. Student

Faculty of Information

Marie-Pier Boucher, University of Toronto

Assistant Professor

Institute for Communicaiton, Culture, Information, and Technology

Tero Karppi, University of Toronto

Associate Professor

Institute for Communication, Culture, Information, and Technology

Published

2021-09-09

Issue

Section

Research in Brief