Author Meets Readers – Understanding Spatial Media

Carleton University will host an Author Meets Readers event with Prof. Tracey Lauriault to discuss the new book Understanding Spatial Media. Joined by contributing authors Peter Puslifer, Teresa Scassa and community member Cameron Wilson, the event will explore the world of mapping platforms, virtual globes, user-generated spatial databases, geo-design and more.

When: Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 5:30 p.m.
Where: Irene’s Pub, 885 Bank Street, Ottawa
Info: This event is free and open to the public.

The newly-published Understanding Spatial Media, co-edited by Rob Kitchin, Matthew Wilson and Lauriault, is an interdisciplinary book of interest to those in the fields of geography, urban studies, data science and media and communications.

Understanding Spatial Media is an outcome of the European Research Council funded Programmable City Project, led by Kitchin, which investigates the relationship between networked digital technologies, infrastructures, urban management, governance and city life. In particular, it examines how cities are increasingly being translated into code and data, and how this is being used in the ways we understand, manage, work and live in the city.

This event is part of the Ottawa International Writer’s Festival.

About Tracey Lauriault

Lauriault is assistant professor of critical media and big data in the School of Journalism and Communication. She is also a research associate with the Programmable City Project and the Geomatics and Cartographic Research Centre in the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies.

About Author Meets Readers

Author Meets Readers invites Carleton students, faculty and the community to join an informal discussion on new books published by members of the Faculty of Public Affairs.


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