We are interested in the ideas and practices wrapped up in changing mapping technologies. This includes research into different methodologies, modalities, moments, temporalities, digitalities and mapping modes, as well as the ways in which different social groups deploy and understand them and the ways in which useful technologies are deployed in field and other research practice.
Who we are
Stefan Bouzarovski (Groups: SERG, CPERG)
Stefan’s research interrogates the circulations of power and matter involved in the making of socio-technical infrastructures, which led him to become interested in devising novel and innovative ways of mapping and representing such flows. Part of his research has involved the use of social network mapping to depict the production of territory, as well as the hidden topologies contained in Herodotus' Histories.
Martin Dodge (Group: SCRG)
Martin’s research focuses on relationships between digital technologies and the production of space; what might be termed the geographies of code. He has worked on mapping software spaces and software in space, mapping surveillance and secutization and mapping the personal data shadow. He has an ongoing interest in the critical cartography of cold war infrastructure and the archival mapping record left behind in urban contexts.
Jason Dortch (Group: QEG)
Jason is interested in producing geomorphic maps of surface processes instead of traditional maps of landforms. Although process mapping adds a layer of interpretation, it helps enhance understanding patterns of erosion/deposition and how these shift spatially from the middle Pleistocene to the present. This enables identification of areas with similar processes and scales that may be used as analogues even though landscapes appear to differ.
Jonny Huck (Group: EPG)
Jonny’s primary research interests include the representation of vagueness on maps and in databases, novel approaches to digital cartography, and the application of emergent technologies to geographical problems. His current research includes exploring how cartography can be used to influence behaviour, how cartography can affect people’s engagement with their surroundings, and how cartography can enhance player immersion in location-based games.
Chris Perkins (Group: SCRG)
Chris is interested in the social deployment of mapping. Research includes explorations of mapping as a method, and investigations of affordances offered by playful ways of encountering cartography in different contexts. Bringing together science and technology studies, critical cartography and media theory, he asks questions about the changing status of the map and mapping. He is a research fellow on the Charting the Digital Project and leads the GoGoGozo Project.