[Research] Call for paper: ‘Space, place and technology: human presence in mediated experiences’

Psychnology Journal invites submissions on the following theme: ‘Space, place and technology: human presence in mediated experiences’.

The purpose of this special issue is to explore the modification in human experience that are brought about by new technologies. In particular, it is increasingly acknowledged that technologies are profoundly connected to the spatial and temporal coordinates of our experience and, by virtue of such intimate tie, they alter the modalities of our ‘presence’ in the world. To better understand this phenomenon, recent contributions from philosophy and human geography, from psychology and urban studies have suggested that human space is not to be treated as an objective, physical, homogeneous dimension, but as ‘place’ , shaped by the meanings, affordances and practices of human inhabitation. We would like to invite contributions from authors that are investigating human space and technology from this standpoint to illustrate the theoretical and methodological implications of a ‘placial’ approach and compare it with more traditional perspectives in a critic and dialectic way. We also invite authors to illustrate technological applications and study findings that adopt ‘place’ as the main framework.Contributions are welcome - but not limited – to the following themes:   • The transformation of ‘natural’ spaces through new technologies • Hybridity of virtual places • Historical perspectives of the impact of technologies on spatial experience • Critical perspectives on mediated places • Methods to analyze digital places and mediated experience of space • Review on theoretical approaches to place • Geographical districts and discrimination  in cyberspace • Meaning of space and its pragmatic roots • Practices of inhabitation in virtual place • The concept of BA, MA and their application to technology • Cognition in virtual places • Space and time as related concepts in technology use • Technology for the organization of space in professional activities