Conclusion: evacuations and transmedia vulnerability

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Preston, J. 2015. Conclusion: evacuations and transmedia vulnerability. in: Preston, John, Binner, Jane M, Branicki, Layla, Galla, Tobias, Jones, Nick, King, James, Kolokitha, Magdalini and Smyrnakis, Michalis (ed.) City Evacuations: An Interdisciplinary Approach Springer. pp. 117-128
AuthorsPreston, J.
EditorsPreston, John, Binner, Jane M, Branicki, Layla, Galla, Tobias, Jones, Nick, King, James, Kolokitha, Magdalini and Smyrnakis, Michalis
Abstract

This chapter brings together findings from previous chapters to consider the vulnerability of evacuations to transmedia attacks or pranks. Although the use of social media in infrastructure disruption or terrorism has been considered the im-plications of transmedia attacks have not. Transmedia refers to the use of story-telling across multiple media. In terms of the evolution of terrorism there has been a movement from a reliance on old media to spread a political message to an old / social media mix that has antecedents of transmedia storytelling. Using re-search on the United Kingdom warning and informing system, and research on mass population response involving social media, I consider the vulnerabilities in this system to transmedia disruptions and attacks. I illustrate this through a ficti-tious scenario of a 'dirty bomb' attack on Manchester city centre. In the conclu-sion to the paper I consider the implications of transmedia terrorism for resilience through examining it pedagogically. I argue that transmedia terrorism can be con-sidered to be pedagogically diverse as it makes use of various different methods of learning. Although this may mean lead one to consider that resilience is also a transmedia matter I consider that the didactic nature of state information and vis-ceral forms of street level resilience are superior areas for building resilience against such attacks. I also conclude by restating the need for inter-disciplinary research in this area.

Book titleCity Evacuations: An Interdisciplinary Approach
Page range117-128
Year2015
PublisherSpringer
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Print2015
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Deposited24 Apr 2015
ISBN978-3-662-43877-0
978-3-662-43876-3
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