CFP – Digital Representations of Place: Urban Overlays and Digital Justice

Digital Representations of Place: Urban Overlays and Digital Justice Call for papers: RGS-IBG Annual International Conference, Cardiff University, 28–31 August 2018   Session sponsor: the Digital Geographies Working Group (DGWG) Mark Graham (University of Oxford) and Martin Dittus (University of… Continue Reading

New paper: Digital labour and development: impacts of global digital labour platforms and the gig economy on worker livelihoods

As ever more policy-makers, governments and organisations turn to the gig economy and digital labour as an economic development strategy to bring jobs to places that need them, it becomes important to understand better how this might influence the livelihoods… Continue Reading

The Impact of Connectivity in Africa: Grand Visions and the Mirage of Inclusive Digital Development

My colleagues Nicolas Friederici, Sanna Ojanperä, and I have recently finished a paper in which we analyse ‘Grand Visions’ of how Internet connectivity affects development in Africa. In the paper, we contrast these visions with the actually available empirical evidence to support those claims.… Continue Reading