World-Wide-Walks

Crossing Natural-Cultural-Virtual-Frontiers

by Peter d'Agostino,

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  • 9781783209132
  • 9781783209156
  • 9781783209149
This book provides a unique perspective on walking practice across time and place, in the context of evolvingtechnologies and climatic changes. Peter d'Agostino's World-Wide-Walks project, performed on six continents over the past four decades, lays a groundwork for considering walks as portals for crossing natural-cultural-virtual frontiers. Broad in scope, it addresses topic ranging from historical concerns including traditional Australian Aboriginal rites of passage and the exploits of explorers such as John Ledyard, to artists’ walks and related themes covered in the mass media during the past few years. The act of walking places the individual within a world of empirical awareness, statistical knowledge, expectation and surprise - anticipation of unknown encounters around the bend. In mediating the frontiers of human knowledge, walking and other forms of exploration remain a critical means of engaging global challenges, most notably now when traversing environmental boundaries undergoing radical and potential cataclysmic change.
  • Intellect Books Ltd; February 2019
  • ISBN: 9781783209156
  • Edition: 1
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  • Title: World-Wide-Walks
  • Author: Peter d'Agostino; David Tafler
  • Imprint: Intellect
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9781783209132
  • 9781783209156
  • 9781783209149

About The Author

Peter d’Agostino, Professor of Film & Media Arts, Temple UniversityDavid I. Tafler, Professor of Media & Communication and Film Studies, Muhlenberg College

Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9781783209132
  • 9781783209156
  • 9781783209149