Contested norms of Presence

  • Christian LicoppeEmail author
Part of the Medienkulturen im digitalen Zeitalter book series (MEDIZE)


In the most common understanding of the term, presence is considered to be a state in contrast with absence. Presence and absence appear as the two terms of an opposition in which variables of spatiotemporal location play a fundamental role: we are either present here and now, or we are not. However, the use of communication technologies has made this common understanding more complicated and this is already apparent in the etymology of the word “telecommunication”, which refers to the idea of communication at a distance.


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  1. 1.ParisFrankreich

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