Pedestrian Republic



Pedestrian Republic | Republik der Fußgänger
The book is about different forms of movement. They are tested on the street, on the sidewalk. There is a serious leap here: the sidewalk changes. It is not the same one we know. We are increasingly dealing with a sidewalk on the Internet. This also affects a different form of movement. People click. It is no longer the foot that dictates locomotion, but the hand, in particular fingers, that perform the clicking movement. We are dealing with a change from walking to the virtual. This virtual space is not located in the virtual beyond. It is linked in real terms with the physical this world. We need this protective space. We already know this from the sidewalk. As pedestrians we are free. We determine the direction of the sidewalk in many ways. In the virtual world we are (still) disoriented. Although we know how to proceed from click to click, we as users have no security whatsoever.


Hardcover | 194 pages
Tectum 2022
ISBN 978-3-8288-4758-3

The book is part of the series Wissenschaftliche Beiträge aus dem Tectum Verlag: Geschichtswissenschaft (Volume 53).