Gillian Rose and Oliver Zanetti were delighted to participate in the excellent inaugural event of the Digital Geographies Working Group on 30 June 2017. The event, entitled 'Revolution, Evolution, Imposition? Thinking, framing and doing digital geographies' drew together exciting new thinking from across the range of scholars working on the digital in geography.
The event followed an innovative structure mixing panel discussions; so-called 'digital shorts', dynamic two minute presentations of research methods and findings; and, most excitingly, two afternoon breakout sessions whose content was drawn from themes emerging in the morning's sessions.
From Ian Cook’s research website followthethings.com, via examination of new research methods for new medias by Gillian Rose, to various contributions on digital gaming, gender and sexuality, and much more besides, the conference covered a tremendous breadth of work in the domain of digital geography. The event was livestreamed via Periscope, and the headline panel sessions are still available on the Periscope website. Check out, also, the @digital_RGS twitter feed (scroll down to June 30 2017) for a flavour of the discussions had that day. It’s well worth taking a look.
SCiM-MK is really looking forward to keeping up with the working group as it develops.