Where next for Digital Geographies? Pathways and prospects
Date: 14 July 2021
Location: Zoom – pre-registration required via Eventbrite.
The digital has fundamentally transformed our lifeworlds. Our lives are increasingly dependent on and lived through digital worlds, not only shaping the everyday, but also how we conduct research and teaching. Across the globe, geographical interest in the digital has been growing and attracting a diverse range of scholars, from cultural geographers to GI Scientists. In recent years digital geography has matured as an area of activity with the founding of dedicated journals and research groups. Despite the increasing interest in the digital, however, there remains a risk that digital geographies is both all-encompassing and, perhaps, lacking in specificity. As this area of work matures, therefore, it is timely to reflect on its future research pathways and prospects. ‘Where next for Digital Geographies?’ thus forms the theme for 2021’s fifth DGRG Annual Symposium.
The Symposium will feature keynote provocations from:
- Alex Hanna (UC Berkeley)
- Martin Zebracki (University of Leeds)
- Roopika Risam (Salem State University)
- Peta Mitchell (Queensland University of Technology)
- Tabea Bork-Hüffer (Innsbruck University)
Panel discussants will include:
- Andrew Dwyer (Durham University)
- Lizzie Richardson (Goethe-University Frankfurt)
- Dr Harrison Smith (University of Sheffield)
- Dr Godwin Yeboah (Warwick University)
In addition to these discussions, the symposium papers engage with the following, or related topics:
- Power and the digital: power, politics and propaganda
- Digital identities
- The body and the digital
- Methodological futures
- Creativity and the digital
- Robotics and AI
- Digital ethics
- Digital health
- Regulation and governance
Registration is free of charge for all and is available via our Eventbrite page.
Please download a copy of the full programme here: https://digitalgeographiesrg.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/DGRG-Symposium-Booklet-1.pdf
(BST – UK time)
|9:40-10:20||Provocations 1||Tracking and tracing: Mapping new contours of the location economy |
Public Art in Digital Space: Queering Boundaries
Researching the entanglements of socio-material-technological spaces
|10:20-11:40||Paper Session 1||Robotic liveliness, COVID-19 and care|
Doing Digital Children’s Geographies, Imperfectly: Methodological Reflections on a Child-led Guided Tour via Video Call in a Slum Neighborhood in the Philippines
Aireen Grace Andal
Can your data be trusted: exploring what it means for LGBTQ+ people to trust in digital data.
Epistemic Consequences of Following Data from the Global South.
|11:40-13:00||Digital Shorts||“Sharenting” amidst a Pandemic: Making Sense of Parents Sharing their Children’s Photos Online during Quarantine and Implications in a Post-lockdown world.|
Aireen Grace Andal
Young people, violence and the ‘everyday’ co-production of geopolitics in Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds.
Thomas William Shrimplin
Influence of mobile media on digital placemaking practices – preliminary research results.
Beyond the empathy machine: how social advocates use the affordances of digital realities for disruptive spacemaking.
(Re-)Imagining subjectivities of refugees/asylum seekers in the digital realm.
|13:30-14:00||Provocations 2||Mapping Back to the State: The Case of Torn Apart/Separados|
Beyond Bias: Algorithmic Unfairness, Infrastructure, and Genealogies of Data.
|14:00-15:40||Paper Session 2||Towards A Research Agenda for Digital Ecologies.|
Jonathon Turnbull & Adam Searle
From Netflix to MUBI: Exploring the Digital Geographies of Film and Cinema.
A critical geography agenda for bringing back space and spatialities in digital social innovation research.
Digital Media as Infrastructure.
(Digital) Neo-colonialism in the Smart City.
Ryan Burns & Morgan Mouton
|15:55-16:35||Panel Discussion||Andrew Dwyer, Lizzie Richardson,|
Harrison Smith & Godwin Yeboah.