The daily lives of individuals are experienced in multiple and diverse psychological and social zones. Increasingly we function across overlapping and simultaneous boundaries of place – some physical, others mediated, some public, others private. The ecology of place has been altered, irrevocably changed, with more and more of our psychological time spent in non-place settings. Psychological presence, awareness and attachment to physical space are influenced by the ubiquitous and mobile nature of media connection and availability. Extended mediated relationships have advanced into foreground, while operational community has receded into the background. Communication technologies are not simply superimposed upon the environment of home, office, and street but rather, are reciprocal agents of symbiotically related change. As the invention of glass windows changed the psychology of being inside, the integration of the telephone into the home and later into the street as a constant companion was not simply an extension of social interaction, but changed the nature of being outside. The space for living, working, shopping and playing are redefined on the basis of a technological repertoire. At the same time the needs and demands of space and place are altered by such communication possibilities. Home, office, and street are defined and redesigned either before or after the active presence of the technology has changed behavior and use. This symposium will explore intersections of the physical and media environments and the consequences evidenced in diverse places including libraries, cafes, airports, parks, streets, museums, and other public spaces. Participants will explore how communication technologies ranging from flat screen television sets and mobile phones to Wi- Fi and surveillance technologies are redefining the use and users of traditional spaces.