A miniature history of the Walkman

Summer 1990

In a kind of poetics of travel in an every-day context, Iain Chambers ponders the significance of the Sony Walkman and its impact on the contemporary sensorium as it inserts itself via headphones on the line between the inside and the outside, between public and private space, between the geometry of the city as organiser of space and the tape machine as chronometer.

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