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A rhetoric of ubiquity: Terminal space as omnitopia
Communication Theory (2003)
  • Andrew F Wood, San Jose State University
Abstract
This article develops the notion of omnitopia as an experience of place as the convergence of multiple spaces such that each individual locale appears as a manifestation of the whole. Aided by thick description of airport “terminal space,” the article proposes three central aspects of omnitopia: generic environ- ments, continual movement, and atomized interactions. In so doing, the article extends upon previous inquiries into utopia and heterotopia while com- menting upon the changes to terminal life wrought by the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
Keywords
  • airports,
  • omnitopia
Disciplines
Publication Date
2003
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Citation Information
Andrew F Wood. "A rhetoric of ubiquity: Terminal space as omnitopia" Communication Theory Vol. 13 Iss. 3 (2003) ISSN: 1050-3293
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/andrew_wood/14/