You'll find ports on every computer or smart phone and massive container ports in every major world city. Whether through media or trade, ports connect physical space through the transfer and communication of information. As such, they are defining metaphors for the globalized 21st century.
Port as concept and metaphor
As both concept and metaphor, the port takes on a global significance at the Porting Media II conference, where researchers from around the globe meet at Concordia University from October 12-14. Over three days, panels will address oceanic infrastructures, media flows and the market, soundscapes, mass culture, and other interdisciplinary applications.