Matthew Zook, Fulbright visiting professor from University of Kentucky
Tuesday 15.10. at 14.15
Department of Geography of University of Tartu
In Granö Auditorium (Vanemuise 46-327)
NEW!!! Video here: http://www.uttv.ee/naita?id=18207
Professor Zook researches technological change and the evolving spatial structures and practices of society and the economy. His work focuses on geocoded user-generated data including Google Maps annotations and spatialized social media data drawn from Wikipedia and Twitter and seeks to understand how and why geo-coded content is produced and consumsed.
Building upon a series of case studies, including the Bronze Soldier of Tallinn, this talk analyzes how socially constructed layerings of content and the duplicious neutality of code contribute to the uneven and power-laden practices of representations and the experiences of digital augmentations to urban places.
You are welcome to listen!