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Review of the book: Wilken, Rowan: Teletechnologies, Place, and Community. New York, Routledge, 2011 // Digital Icons: Studies in Russian, Eurasian and Central European New Media, No 9 (2013): 129-133.

Gusejnov G.

In his book, Rowan Wilken, lecturer at the University of Swinburne, Australia, makes an attempt at providing a theoretical frame for a three-dimensional problem: the relation between new technologies, communities and places. His main goal is to sculpt an understanding of the relationship between place and community, both of which are transcended by what he calls 'teletechnologies' such as mobile phones, internet and their eventual derivatives. Looking for ‘productive theoretical possibilities to make sense of the complex interactions and interconnections between teletechnologies, place, and community’ appears to be a very difficult task.