“An Act of (Digital) Kindness Goes a Long Way”: An Overview of the Involvement of Digital Devices in the Enactment of Space and Places
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- Production of Space; Material Semiotics; Creative Space; Ciliwung River; Performativity
Lefebvre’s view on space is explained as three modes of existence: Spatial Practices, Representation of Space, and Representational Space. These modes leave the question about how we can observe these different space modes when conducting empirical studies? Drawing from works of John Law on material semiotics, we argued that these modes, although they stand as conceptual and perceptional, are enacted by material entities. Although the enactments are strictly material, these enactments can “create” changes through material, social, even mental aspects of humans by affecting the performativity done related to these enactments.
We observe how these material enactments were arranged, performed, and established in Ciliwung River Community, Depok. This community can transform the Ciliwung River area that previously categorized as critical land and abandoned by nearby locals – which is consisted of the newcomer, contractors, and foreign business owners – into a place where education and entertainment were encouraged beside the riverbanks and under the bridge. Communities like such are initiated the idea of river restoration but only gained wider attention after the recent social media boom. The ideas of restoring the Ciliwung River extend through digital spaces, most notably Instagram and Facebook, creating a new perception of the river and spread it through social media.
Drawing from the Ciliwung River Community’s case, we argued that “creative” and “space” are enacted concepts that stemmed from various human and non-human arrangements. Those concepts are not static but a performativity concept that can change relative to the arrangements. Above all, digital technology gave the human a new ability related to the sign – a representation – that can be circulated while keeping the idea intact.
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TY - CONF AU - Aji Noor Muhammad AU - Andhika Riyadi AU - Wulan Sari PY - 2021 DA - 2021/11/29 TI - “An Act of (Digital) Kindness Goes a Long Way”: An Overview of the Involvement of Digital Devices in the Enactment of Space and Places BT - Proceedings of the ARTEPOLIS 8 - the 8th Biannual International Conference (ARTEPOLIS 2020) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 33 EP - 40 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.211126.004 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.211126.004 ID - Muhammad2021 ER -