A rhetoric of ubiquity: Terminal space as omnitopiaCommunication Theory (2003)
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.
Citation InformationAndrew 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/