miriam cooke

Mediterranean Thinking: From Netizen to Medizen (1999)

The Mediterranean has traditionally been approached from a geographical and historical perspective that has collapsed the material and political differences between water and land. This conflation has been instrumental in homogenizing the diversity of this interregional arena and turning it into a geopolitical area. Aquacentric thinking brings such approaches to the Mediterranean into question. Cybertheory, which despatializes interaction and helps us think of water as place, is applied to the Mediterranean to bring its multiplicity into dialogue and to explore the possibility of creating a new epistemology of place. Mediterraneanizing cybertheory introduces diachronicity into theories of simultaneity.

Mediterranean Thinking: From Netizen to Medizen