Book Edition

Book Edition

Campus Medius explores and expands the possibilities of digital cartography in cultural and media studies. The book edition documents the development of the project from a historical case study to a mapping platform on roughly 300 pages with about 50 figures. It is authored by the project head Simon Ganahl, designed in cooperation with Stefan Amann from the agency  proxi, and will be published in German and English by  transcript in spring 2022, namely both in print and electronically in the form of an open-access monograph.

The introductory overview elaborates on the theoretical approach to examining mediality as a modern field of experience and on the technological infrastructure and the data model of the website, which operationalizes the concepts of the dispositif and the actor-network. This opening chapter also outlines the plans to establish the digital platform "Mapping Modern Media" for describing and visualizing media experiences in everyday life.

The second section presents the Topography of Campus Medius, an interactive map with a timeline displaying fifteen events within twenty-four hours in Vienna on the weekend of May 13 and 14, 1933. The following chapter, Topology, lays the focus on the main event of this exemplary time-space or chronotope: an Austrofascist "Turks Deliverance Celebration" (Türkenbefreiungsfeier) in the gardens of Schönbrunn Palace, which is imparted from a bird's-eye perspective, panoramically, and in street view by five mediators each.

The case study weaves these cartographic interfaces into media-historical networks, spanning from the seventeenth century up to the present day. Those who have a media experience in modernity—such is the bold thesis of this multi-perspectival analysis—use reason in sovereign signs, capture life in examining gazes, or speak up in governed transmissions.

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