The geography of Wikipedia edits

Wikipedia has a geography. This is something that my colleagues and I have explored previously in a variety of scholarship. For a new book on ‘Open Development’,my colleague Stefano De Sabbata and I decided to update our most recent paper about… Continue Reading

Pokémon Go and the Need to Critically Consider Augmented Realities

Pokémon Go is currently taking the world by storm. The game uses smartphones to overlay the material world with digital elements, encouraging users to travel around to different places in order to progress in the game. The addictive gameplay has… Continue Reading

Kapuścinski Public Lecture – “Uneven Geographies of Power and Participation in the Internet Era”

I recently had the opportunity to give a Kapuścinski public lecture titled “Uneven Geographies of Power and Participation in the Internet Era.” You can watch the whole lecture at the link above. For anyone interested in more about the topic, the following… Continue Reading

New Paper: Information Geographies and Geographies of Information

The latest issue of New Geographies is now out, and contains an exciting collection of papers: My contribution to the issue is titled ‘Information Geographies and Geographies of Information.’ It is an earlier (and abridged) version of a longer paper that I… Continue Reading

New publication – Digital Divisions of Labor and Informational Magnetism: Mapping Participation in Wikipedia

  I am very happy to announce that a new paper that I have written with Ralph Straumann and Bernie Hogan is now available: Graham, M., Straumann, R., Hogan, B. 2015. Digital Divisions of Labor and Informational Magnetism: Mapping Participation… Continue Reading

“Towards a study of information geographies” A full list of our maps

We very recently published a paper that brings together a lot of the internet mapping work that we’ve been doing: Graham, M., S. De Sabbata, and M. A. Zook. (2015) “Towards a Study of Information Geographies: (im)mutable Augmentations and a… Continue Reading

New paper – Towards a study of information geographies:(im)mutable augmentations and a mapping of the geographies of information

Our research group spends a lot of time mapping the internet and the digital information that flows within it. So we decided to attempt to bring together a lot of that work into a single (open access) paper: Graham, M.,… Continue Reading

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

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

Informational Magnetism on Wikipedia: mapping edit focus

The previous post demonstrated not only that Sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East and North Africa are net-importers of content on Wikipedia (Sub-Saharan Africa, for instance, receives 10.7 more edits from the rest of the world than it commits to… Continue Reading

Informational Magnetism on Wikipedia: geographic networks of edits

The previous posts about the geography of contributions to Wikipedia showed the varying types of local engagement that different regions have, the primary reason that Sub-Saharan Africa, in particular, has such a low proportion of locally created content, and some… Continue Reading