The Urban Square

How to Cite

Wiley, D. (2008). The Urban Square: Remediating Public Space. Stream: Interdisciplinary Journal of Communication, 1(1), 72–93.


Emerging technologies challenge the conceptualization of contemporary urban public space, both in where it is located and of what it consists. With the advent of the digital medium and the internet, the public realm is expanded, dispersed and reconnected in new ways. At the same time, technologies profoundly impact the realization of apparently conventional public spaces, as architects' design process and building materials undergo technological renovations, staged in the digital medium. This paper explores how the public square can be reconceptualized as a place of convergence of the digital and physical domains.