Nomadic, migrating, commuting, wearable technologies and their infrastructures
journal contributionposted on 2021-01-05, 10:13 authored by Tincuta HeinzelTincuta Heinzel, Lasse Scherffig
One of the central issues of the present political agenda is the migration crisis. Apart from economic and environmental migration, we experienced in the latest years the exacerbation of some political conflicts and implicitly a political-based migration too. Tragic images of migrants’ attempts to cross the Mediterranean Sea or traversing other migration corridors were doubled by welcomed or hostile reactions of authorities in the countries of destination. The press did not spare us details about the migration routes, infrastructures, migrants’ pack-sacks, clothes and their smart technologies (see, for example, Meyer, 2015). But even for those who are not obliged to migrate, the present work flexibility pushes them to a rather increased commute between their homes and their working places. New economies started to take roots and support such developments as Airbnb hosting models or low-cost flights.
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