Posts Tagged ‘ Mobility ’

Fortschritt als Fraktur im frühen Science Fiction Film. Metaphorologische Überlegungen zu Auf- und Einbrüchen in LE VOYAGE DANS LA LUNE und LE VOYAGE À TRAVERS L`IMPOSSIBLE von G. Méliès

Sep 24th, 2009 | By | Category: Mobility, Topics, Transcultural analysis

Fantasies of man travelling into space form a main part of the popular movie genre ‘Science Fiction’. These celluloid visions are not only fantasies of improving transport, they also convey a meaning in a figurative sense. They can be seen as a modern adoption of one of humanities oldest metaphors, ‘life as a sea fare voyage’: the meaning, which was once expressed by this ‘nautical metaphor’, has been transferred and can nowadays be found in films, which show astro-nauts crossing the frontier from known space into the unknown space. In order to conclude on their attitude towards technological progress in the early 20th century, the two oldest space travel movies, Le Voyage dans la Lune (F 1902) and Le Voyage a Travers L’Impossible (F 1904) will be analyzed.

Identifikationsmerkmal Automobil bzw. Identifikation und Nutzen. Die theoretisch-emotionale Bedeutung des Autos

Jun 22nd, 2009 | By | Category: Mobility, Sociohistorical analysis, Topics

The time when a car was used for the purpose of transportation only has probably never been. After its invention when such a machine was still hard to handle the thoughts about cars quickly moved from dangerous devils that should never be used to objects of freedom, safety and speed. They expressed wealth, status and independence and people started not only to want a car but soon enough also to differentiate between brands, models and styling. Now the question is not only how the car influenced modern life but also what the car – including its meaning and general understanding which it developed over the past – made of people. How much does a person identify with the own car, which is far more than just property?

Topic “Mobility”

Feb 9th, 2009 | By | Category: Mobility, Topics

Mobility is a polarizing subject that invites social commentary and stimulates political controversy.
On one hand it is highly valued by members of industrialized Western societies who devote considerable social energy (and much primary energy) to develop and maintain. On the other hand the economic and social costs of mobility have come into focus as well as the risks connected with it. Social and physical mobility are overlapping concepts and their interchangability may be confusing yet it can be rewarding to explore the different strata and facets of this field.

KIT Scientific Publishing, Karlsruhe | Journal of New Frontiers in Spatial Concepts | ISSN 1868-6648