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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.

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Digital Geographies at the RGS-IBG conference 2018

AGM

We warmly invite you to come to our mid-conference  Annual General Meeting (AGM) where we will talk about our exciting plans for applying to move from start-up Working Group to becoming a full Research Group within the RGS-IBG. We will also hold elections for some committee posts and very importantly, plan our activities for the academic year 2018-19, so do bring your ideas along.

Thursday lunchtime. More details here

Sessions

Digital Geographies has a full conference session programme, including our first pre-conference workshop (see below), full details here.

 

Navigating Data Landscapes, Pre-Conference (RGS-IBG) Workshop

Where the city can’t see, virtual worlds
& terrain typologies

Afternoon, Tuesday 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? More details here.