Morphings and ur-forms: from flâneur to driveur

Sherman Young

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Abstract

The author argues that Sydney is produced through "a directed flanerie" located in the driver’s seat of the automobile where the urban environment becomes largely an "aesthetic distraction". Sydney as "a metropolis of driveurs" where speed and destination have transplanted the need for the journey is further explored in new media representations such as Project Gotham II where the city’s geography is turned into a racetrack for the solitary gameur.
Original languageEnglish
JournalScan: journal of media arts culture
Volume2
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2005

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Publisher version archived with the permission of the Editor, Scan, Department of Media, Macquarie University, NSW, Australia. This copy is available for individual, non-commercial use. Permission to reprint/republish this version for other uses must be obtained from the publisher.

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