In the 19th century the figure of the flaneur - the one who walks the city in order to experience it [by moving physically through space in time] - has become placeless: (...) s/he sits wherever and the world is served into his lap(top). (...) The transition from and ultimately the conflation of the two has broad implications for designers charged with modulating the interface between humans and things.

http://www.arch.umu.se/en/events/public-lectures/staging-the-message/empire-of-screens/

Gemma Copeland
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