January 20, 2015

World : A city on which the sun never sets


Essay in R12 Revista Magazine #12

Author: Theo Deutinger

Imagine the World as one city. Imagine it not as United Nations with one president but as an endless urban field with a vibrant and colorful patchwork of districts and neighborhoods and an equally dispersed power structure. This city is the physical reality of Marshall McLuhan’s media and information based global village, which got realized throughout the past 25 years. Eventually the physicality of the World might also end up in a village-structure, but right now, due to the high influx of people into densely populated areas, its urban nature seems to grow ever stronger.

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