This blog covers quite a broad area of technology, space and politics. I’ll post academic journal articles, which I’ll try my best to be publicly accessible versions, online and newspaper articles, lecture videos, and any other pieces that take my interest.
I’m Sam Hind, a PhD candidate at the University of Warwick in the Centre for Interdisciplinary Methodologies. I’m attached to a 4-year European Research Council project entitled ‘Charting the Digital: Digital Mapping Practices as New Media Cultures’. You can find the collaborative blog for the same project here and tweet us @chartthedigital.
Specifically, I am investigating how digital mapping technologies play a role in co-producing protest events – the focus of my PhD thesis. Space, Politics and Technology are central themes, and I use these to help frame an understanding of how digital maps are enrolled into everyday life and spatial practices. I have a BSc. (Hons) in Geography and a MSc. in Geographical Information Science (GIS), both from the University of Manchester, but am now keen to develop interdisciplinary approaches across the fields of Science and Technology Studies and New Media Studies.
I have a number of evolving interests including:
- Mapping risk and failures
- Mobile methodologies
- Volatility and contingency of protest events
- Cartographic tactics
- Digital mapping practices
Research Profile: Digital Mapping Practices, Materiality, Non-Representational Theory, Mediation and Agency, Actor Network Theory, Mobility.
Email: S.M.Hind@warwick.ac.uk / Twitter: @samhind10