The Limits of Domestic Spatiality in the Information Age – A Secondary Publication
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Submitted : 2024-01-27
Accepted : 2024-02-11
Published : 2024-02-26


The limits of spatiality have blurred in the information age; a phenomenon that can be observed through the socio-spatial implications of Internet use in the domestic sphere. How and why are the use and organization of space-time around the Internet shaping a new domestic spatiality that intertwines the digital space with the production of social space through the practice of habits, presence, and interaction of individuals? What are the repercussions of the superimposition of digital space on human existence? The units of analysis were integrated through the sum of people and middle-class housing in the face of the digitalization process in the city of San Luis Potosi, Mexico. The questionnaire consisted of 35 questions designed from the Likert scale under the thematic order of presence, interaction, and habituality. The data were analyzed using SPSS software. This research contributes to explaining the current period in the history of inhabitable space, dominated by the simultaneous interrelationships between individuals, digital space, and architecture, which result in the detachment and devaluation of physical domestic space, while also highlighting the lack of control and regulation of individuals over the Internet.


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