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40. ISEG: Digital geographies of cities and the economy | Prof. Matthew Zook

40. ISEG: Digital geographies of cities and the economy | Prof. Matthew Zook

Prof. Matthew Zook vom Department of Geography der University of Kentucky, USA, hielt vom 30.11.20 bis zum 04.12.2020 täglich von 16:00 bis 19:00 Uhr die Vortragsreihe „Digital geographies of cities and the economy”.

Programm und Ablauf

  1. Session (30. November 2020): Smart Cities, Big Data, and Digital Geographies
    • Ash, J., Kitchin, R., & Leszczynski, A. (2018). Digital turn, digital geographies?. Progress in Human Geography, 42(1), 25-43.
    • Elwood, S., & Leszczynski, A. (2018). Feminist digital geographies. Gender, Place & Culture, 25(5), 629-644.
    • Graham, M., & Shelton, T. (2013). Geography and the future of big data, big data and the future of geography. Dialogues in Human geography, 3(3), 255-261.
    • Haefner, L., & Sternberg, R. (2020). Spatial implications of digitization: State of the field and research agenda. Geography Compass, e12544.
    • Shelton, Taylor Matthew Zook and Alan Wiig. (2014). The ‘actually existing smart city’ Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society. doi:10.1093/cjres/rsu026
    • Zook, M., Barocas, S., boyd, d., Crawford, K., Keller, E., Gangadharan, S.P., Goodman, A., Hollander, R., Koenig, B., Metcalf, J., Narayanan, A., Nelson, A., and Pasquale, F. (2017). Ten Simple Rules for Responsible Big Data Research. PLOS Computational Biology. March 31.
  2. Session (01. Dezember 2020): Studying Urban and Economic Space via Social Media
    • Boy, J. D., & Uitermark, J. (2017). Reassembling the city through Instagram. Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, 42(4), 612-624.
    • Bunting, Amanda M., and Janet Stamatel. 2019. “Exploring Geospatial Characteristics of Hashtag Activism in Ferguson, Missouri: An Application of Social Disorganization Theory.” Geoforum 104: 55–62.
    • Shelton, T., & Poorthuis, A. (2019). The nature of neighborhoods: Using big data to rethink the geographies of Atlanta’s neighborhood planning unit system. Annals of the American Association of Geographers, 109(5), 1341-1361.
    • Poorthuis, A., Power, D. and M. Zook (2019). Attentional Social Media: Mapping the Spaces and Networks of the Fashion Industry. Annals of the AAG. Companion Website:
    • Shelton, T., A. Poorthuis. Zook, M. (2015). Social media and the city: Rethinking urban socio-spatial inequality using user-generated geographic information. Landscape and Urban Planning. pp. 198–211 doi:10.1016/j.landurbplan.2015.02.020
    • Stewart, Matthew. 2019. “The Real Estate Sector is Using Algorithms to Work Out the Best Places to Gentrify.” Failed Architecture.
  3. Session (02. Dezember 2020): Fintech and Financialization
    • French, S., Leyshon, A., & Wainwright, T. (2011). Financializing space, spacing financialization. Progress in human geography, 35(6), 798-819.
    • Lai, Karen. 2018. Financialization of Everyday Life. The New Oxford Handbook of Economic Geography (edited by Gordon L. Clark, Maryann P. Feldman, Meric S. Gertler, and Dariusz Wójcik).
    • Lai, K. P., & Samers, M. (2020). Towards an economic geography of FinTech. Progress in Human Geography, 0309132520938461.
    • Zook, M. and J. Blankenship (2018). New Spaces of Disruption? The Failures of Bitcoin and the Rhetorical Power of Algorithmic Governance. Geoforum. Vol 96. Pp. 248-255.
  4. Session (03. Dezember 2020): Digital Platforms
    • Kenney, M., & Zysman, J. (2020). The platform economy: restructuring the space of capitalist accumulation. Cambridge journal of regions, economy and society, 13(1), 55-76.
    • Langley, P., & Leyshon, A. (2017). Platform capitalism: the intermediation and capitalisation of digital economic circulation. Finance and society., 3(1), 11-31.
    • Richardson, L. (2020). Platforms, markets, and contingent calculation: The flexible arrangement of the delivered meal. Antipode, 52(3), 619-636.
  5. Session (04. Dezember 2020): Changing Practices: ICOs, Gig work and Resistance 
    • Leszczynski, A. (2020). Glitchy vignettes of platform urbanism. Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, 38(2), 189-208.
    • Wood, A. J., Graham, M., Lehdonvirta, V., & Hjorth, I. (2019). Good gig, bad gig: autonomy and algorithmic control in the global gig economy. Work, Employment and Society, 33(1), 56-75.
    • Zook, M. and M. Graham. (2017). Hacking Code/Space: Confounding the Code of Global Capitalism. Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers. Vol 43:3.
    • Zook, M. and M. Grote. 2020. Initial Coin Offerings: Linking Technology and Financialization. Environment and Planning A.