Attuning to the Geothermal Urban: Kinetics, Cinematics, and Digital Elementality

  • Matthew ShepherdEmail author


In Reykjavík, geothermal energy is infused with the urban experience, resulting in distinct affective atmospheres. With unique flows, rhythms and spatio-temporalities, the geothermal urban is undeniably kinetic and, as such, may be apprehended through a kinetic-cinematic research practice. In this chapter, Shepherd outlines a methodological approach that engages digital video to attune to and apprehend the elementality of the geothermal urban. It outlines how walking, via the concept of flânerie, can combine with digital video technologies to produce valuable materials for orienting a researcher within geologic and urban phenomena.


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  1. 1.University of OxfordOxfordUK

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