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New Video – ‘Code, Content, and Control: Global Geographies of Digital Participation and Representation’

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The Open University has just posted a webcast presentation of our paper due to be delivered at ICCG 2015 this July. Titled “Code, Content, and Control: Global Geographies of Digital Participation and Representation”, it deals with the role of Google… Continue Reading

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New paper: “The Domestic Turn: Business Processing Outsourcing and the Growing Automation of Kenyan Organisations”

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I’m happy to announce a new paper to come out of our previous project studying Development and Broadband Internet Access in East Africa. The project was a collaboration between myself, Tim Waema, Laura Mann, and Chris Foster and aimed to look… Continue Reading

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Vis-à-Wik: a visual analytics tool for Wikipedia analysis

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Further to a short paper I wrote with Arzu, Kathryn, Scott, and Ralph (see Collaborative Visualizations for Wikipedia Critique and Activism), I started working on Vis-à-Wik, a simple online visual analytics tool for Wikipedia analysis. Vis-à-Wik retrieves data from the MediaWiki Wikipedia API, and uses D3js… Continue Reading

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Collaborative Visualizations for Wikipedia Critique and Activism (new publication)

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Arzu, Kathryn, Scott, Ralph, and I wrote a short extended abstract for the workshop Wikipedia, a Social Pedia: Research Challenges and Opportunities  at ICWSM 2015, presenting the idea of using collaborative visualizations as a tool for Wikipedia editors to collaboratively analyse Wikipedia… Continue Reading

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New publication – Mapping Information Wealth and Poverty: The Geography of Gazetteers

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Stefano and I have put together a short paper that will be forthcoming in Environment and Planning A. The paper focuses on the geography of geographic information, and builds on our work into the uneven geographies of information. It highlights how the very information… Continue Reading