Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


First article: Radio Cinema has become more and more popular in Copenhagen - escalating since the first Radio Cinema event was held in 2013. Now, it is monthly taking place in Gloria Biograf. The audience meets in the darkened cinema auditory and listens to a curated program of podcasts. In this article we investigate how the experience of participating in a Radio Cinema event feels through the theory of Sarah Pink’s Doing Sensory Ethnography (2009). In the first part of the article we introduce the concepts of an ethnographic place and emplacement . We emphasise phenomenology in order to develop an understanding of sensory perception. In the second part, we construct our own ethnographic place through creative writing based on field notes, interviews and participant observations. This is presented as an ethnographic vignette, soundscapes and photos. In the third part we conceptualise the event as enacted array of narratives in order to argue that stories can represent emplacement. We classify the Radio Cinema as an acoustic place. This analytic concept allows us to investigate the importance of the qualities of the sound, in the absence of the movie’s visuals and the immersive darkness. This is an ethnographic study of the auditory place-making in the Radio Cinema. Second article: In this theoretical article we observe how technology are increasingly influential on our lives. The possibilities that these technologies provide in today’s Western societies have a remarkable impact on the experience of our being -in -the- world. We are taking the perspective of the user in order to understand how the experience of technology feels. Technology is rooted in place but also changes the concept of place, which leads us to conceptualise the experience of place with or through technology. We construct a concept of place drawing upon notions from theoretical bodies of Tim Cresswell, Doreen Massey and David Harvey. Through phenomenological theory leading to postphenomenology we try to answer what a technologically mediated place is, in order to then ask ourselves how these technologically mediated places should be studied. Through Sarah Pink’s sensory ethnography we engage with nonrepresentational theory in order to discuss the possibilities of presenting the experience of these technologically mediated places. The article will be pivoting around our study of the Radio Cinema and the aim is to position the study and its methodology in the wide field of studies about place and at the same time consider the possibilities and limitations of the study.

UddannelserSpatial Design and Society, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Bachelor el. kandidat
Udgivelsesdato25 jan. 2016