Thursday, March 22, 2007


by ubikcan:

Who claims that a new kind of geography is emerging.

"We could call it I-geography. I-geography would be either investigative or intelligence geography. It’s perhaps the newest kind of geography, and it benefits from the distributed information processing abilities of ordinary people scattered around the world. However, little of this work has appeared in traditional geography outlets (journals, books and geography-based discussion lists such as the crit-geog forum). ...A lot of this is geographical in that a plane may be spotted in Afghanistan carrying out extraordinary rendition, then spotted by other people in Shannon Airport. Tracing these networks and plotting them on maps, and then posting them in blogs is the fieldwork of these activities. I’ve not yet seen a map mashup of extraordinary rendition, but it’s an obvious candidate".

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