Mobile Media Technologies and Poiēsis

Rediscovering How We Use Technology to Cultivate Meaning in a Nihilistic World

  • Justin Michael Battin

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
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  7. Back Matter
    Pages 163-167

About this book


This book intertwines phenomenological fieldwork with a wide range of Heidegger’s writings to explore how our everyday uses of mobile media technologies permit a unique avenue to rediscover poiēsis, our creative cultivation that is simultaneously a bringing forth, a revealing. Shining a light on poiēsis better allows us to see how human beings are, at their core, dwellers that disclose worlds and cultivate meaning. In our chaotic modern world, our ability to appreciate this foundational feature of our existence seems to be fading from view. Such forgetting has fractured our confidence; we increasingly question, doubt, and struggle with what unfolds before us. This book thus argues that we ought to look towards our intimate and recursive mobile media practices as the avenue for which we can revitalize poiēsis, as doing so allows us a purview into how we are always situated in a meaningful locale, playing an imperative role in its continued cultivation.


Mobile Media Technologies Dwelling Poiēsis Embodiment Place

Authors and affiliations

  • Justin Michael Battin
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  1. 1.Institute of English Cultures and LiteraturesUniversity of SilesiaKatowicePoland

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