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Video Coursework Submission

Several people have faced issues with uploading video files to OneDrive. This remains a viable option for some but I recognise that it may not work for everyone. You are free to upload your files to another location – but it needs to be secure and reliable, I strongly suggest YouTube. You must submit a […]

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Module Recap

I apologise for not getting this up sooner. In the final lecture of the module I gave an overview and recap of the module and some of the themes I believe are significant in the ways in which we have discussed digital geographies. Firstly, I reiterated the three-fold heuristic introduced by Ash, Leszczynski, Kitchin (2016) […]

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Video assessment support

UPDATED: to reflect everything covered in the workshop. To support the video assessment there is a 2-hour workshop in week 9. Please check your personal timetables for details. In the workshop I will introduce the video assessment. I will cover: How creating a video is different from writing an essay How planning is the most […]

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15. Digital Futures

In the final substantive session of the module we explore how claims about the digital are often claims about futures. Digital technologies are often figured as ‘the’ future – what is to-come, what we should desire and what we should expect to buy. In the lecture we will: Explore the ways digital technology is bound […]

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14. Mapping

In this session of Digital Geographies we consider geography’s own technologies – the map. The main focus of the lecture will be the ways in which digital geographical information systems were developed within and beyond the discipline and how these have affected and been affected in the wider world. The lecture will take two points […]

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13. Paying Attention

In this session of Digital Geographies we consider the ways in which many forms of digital media are concerned with capturing and retaining attention. With so much ‘content’ online, and so many apps and platforms, that are always growing but with a more finite number of people and their capacity to watch, listen and click […]

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12. Sex and the digital

In this session we explore the ways in which our intimate selves and lives are inextricably bound up with digital mediation. From dating and ‘hook up’ platforms to sexual health information and further to internet connected sex toys, the digital is firmly embedded into the most intimate aspects and places of our lives. This lecture […]

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11. Playable Cities

The platforms upon which many of our interactions with other people and with the places and things around us are sometimes founded are significantly urban in nature. Added to this, many of the media we use are vying for our attention and to capture it we are encouraged to play and compete. Cities are leisure […]

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10. Videogames

Playing games represents not only a significant use of our digital devices but also an important global industry. From casual gaming on phones to international esports tournaments, video games are a popular pastime and an increasingly important business. In this session for Digital Geographies we will consider video games in three ways: Play – we […]

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Schedule update

Following the weather issues and illness we have not met this week for which I can only apologise. I propose to do the following: I will return to teach from the ‘video games’ lecture onwards from next Monday, 28th February. To ensure that we do not fall behind I will also schedule additional lecture slots […]