|Module title||Digital Geographies|
|Module lecturer||Michał Rzeszewski|
|Faculty||Faculty of Human Geography and Planning|
Module aim (aims)
This module aim at introducing students to the dynamically emerging field of digital geography. Starting with the observation that almost every aspect of our existence is mediated by digital technologies, we will try to develop a greater understanding of what this mean for the scientific discipline of geography and even more importantly, for geographies of our everyday lives. Our task will be to explore geographies produced through, by and of the digital. Specifically we we will discuss the following: the production and consumption of locational data in world dominated by mobile devices, smart city paradigm and data driven decision making, Big Data sets and their limitations, privacy issues, history of digital geography digital divide and exclusion, geographies of technologies, digital labor, critical GIS.
Pre-requisites in terms of knowledge, skills and social competences (where relevant)
Ability to read in englishAbility to participate in the discussionBasic human geography knowledgeCourse will be in the mixed format with lectures and seminar discussion with extensive reading requirements
Week 1: Introduction to the Digital Geography, history of the discipline Week 2: What is this thing we call cyberspace? And if we really should? Week 3: Geoweb and pervasiveness of locational dataWeek 4: Code/Space Week 5: Big data and algorithms Week 6: Digital Labor and robots Week 7: Digital research methods
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