Welcome to the website of the Digital Geographies Working Group (DGWG). We are a new academic working group of the Royal Geographical Society with the Institute of British Geographers (RGS-IBG).
Digital technologies are changing the life worlds we research as well as the very way we ourselves undertake research and teaching. Therefore this group seeks to be a welcoming forum to discuss these changes for geographers from different epistemic and methodological traditions, and for those conducting theoretical as well as applied research work. The DGWG will be a platform for exchanges within and between sub-disciplines, engaging with the diversity of geographies of and through the digital, and will thereby nurture and deepen discussion of geographical digital scholarship and practice.
Navigating Data Landscapes, RGS-IBG 2018 Pre-Conference Workshop
Where the city can’t see, virtual worlds & terrain typologies
Afternoon, 28th August, 2018. Free to attend.
Manifold technological developments – from AI to cloud computing – are rapidly changing the landscape of the digital. Complementing the RGS-IBG’s conference theme (Geographical landscapes/changing landscapes of geography), these workshops invite participants to investigate the effects of machine vision on a variety of phenomena: the form of urban life, the experience of driving, the dynamics of war, and the nature of gaming. The workshops aim to provisionally address a number of questions regarding machine vision, and its effect on the ability to ‘navigate’ (literally, metaphorically, conceptually, methodologically) new data landscapes. To what extent does machine vision alter our perception of the world? How might its proliferation affect everyday interactions? And, finally, what new concepts, methods or vocabularies might be needed to comprehend such vision?