This bibliography was put together in September 2014 after I asked on this blog, and on Facebook and Twitter, for any work that cultural geographers had done on digital technologies.
Health warnings include: it is not fully comprehensive; you should follow references up on authors’ websites and blogs to find more work; and some important essays are included in the list of special issues rather than as individual entries.
And of course I haven’t resolved the thorny issue of just who is a ‘cultural geographer’ and who isn’t. My rule of thumb when I started to gather items together is that a paper or a chapter had to discuss ‘culture’, ‘representation’ or ‘meaning’ fairly centrally. However, that’s rather a traditional reading of what cultural geography is about, and one of the things I’m still thinking about as a result of all these studies is just what happens to those concepts when the work of creating representations and meanings is distributed between specific combinations of humans, hardware and software, and across extended networks of their combined agency.
Please feel free to add more references via the comment box!
Ash, J., 2010a. Architectures of affect: anticipating and manipulating the event in processes of videogame design and testing. Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, 28(4), pp.653 – 671.
Ash, J., 2012. Attention, Videogames and the Retentional Economies of Affective Amplification. Theory, Culture & Society, 29(6), pp.3–26.
Ash, J., 2009. Emerging spatialities of the screen: video games and the reconfiguration of spatial awareness. Environment and Planning A, 41(9), pp.2105 – 2124.
Ash, J., 2010b. Teleplastic technologies: charting practices of orientation and navigation in videogaming. Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, 35(3), pp.414–430.
Ash, J., 2015. The Interface Envelope, London: Bloomsbury.
Ash, J. & Gallacher, L.A., 2011. Cultural geography and videogames. Geography Compass, 5(6), pp.351–368.
Ash, J.N., Romanillos, J.L. & Trigg, M., 2009. Videogames, visuality and screens: reconstructing the Amazon in physical geographical knowledge. Area, 41(4), pp.464–474.
Beer, D., 2013. Public geography and the politics of circulation. Dialogues in Human Geography, 3(1), pp.92–95.
Bingham, N., 1996. Object-ions: from technological determinism towards geographies of relations. Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, 14(6), pp.635 – 657.
Bingham, N., 1999. Unthinkable complexity? Cyberspace otherwise. In M. Crang, P. Crang, & J. May, eds. Virtual Geographies: Bodies, Space and Relations. London: Routledge, pp. 244–260.
Bingham, N., Valentine, G. & Holloway, S., 2001. Life around the screen: re-framing young people’s use of the internet. In N. Watson & S. Cunningham-Burley, eds. Reframing Bodies. London: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 228–243.
Bingham, N., Valentine, G. & Holloway, S.L., 1999. Where do you want to go tomorrow? Connecting children and the Internet. Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, 17(6), pp.655 – 672.
Boulton, A. & Zook, M., 2013. Landscape, locative media, and the duplicity of code. In N. C. Johnson, R. H. Schein, & J. Winders, eds. The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Cultural Geography. Chichester: Wiley, pp. 437–451.
Crampton, J., 2013. Mappings. In N. C. Johnson, R. H. Schein, & J. Winders, eds. The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Cultural Geography. Chichester: Wiley, pp. 423–436.
Crang, M., Crang, P. & May, J., 1999a. Introduction. In M. Crang, P. Crang, & J. May, eds. Virtual Geographies: Bodies, Space and Relations. London: Routledge, pp. 1–20.
Crang, M., Crang, P. & May, J. eds., 1999b. Virtual Geographies: Bodies, Spaces, Relations, London: Routledge.
Crang, M. & Graham, S., 2007. Sentient cities: ambient intelligence and the politics of urban space. Information, Communication & Society, 10(6), pp.789–817.
Crogan, P. & Kinsley, S., 2012. Paying attention: towards a critique of the attention economy. Culture Machine, 13, pp.1–29.
Crutcher, M. & Zook, M., 2009. Placemarks and waterlines: Racialized cyberscapes in post-Katrina Google Earth. Geoforum, 40(4), pp.523–534.
Davidson, J., 2008. Autistic culture online: virtual communication and cultural expression on the spectrum. Social & Cultural Geography, 9(7), pp.791–806.
Davidson, J and Parr, H (2007) ‘Anxious subjectivities and spaces of care: therapeutic geographies of the UK National Phobics Society,’ in Williams, A. (ed.) Therapeutic Landscapes: Advances and Applications (Ashgate, Aldershot), pp.95-110
Davidson J and Parr H (2010) ‘Enabling cultures of dis/order online’ in Chouinard, Hall and Wilton (eds) Towards enabling geographies: ‘disabled’ bodies and minds in society and space. (Ashgate Geographies of Health Series)
Dodge, M., Kitchen, R. & Zook, M., 2009. How does software make space? Environment and Planning A, 41(6), pp.1283–1293.
Dodge, M. & Kitchin, R., 2013. Crowdsourced cartography: mapping experience and knowledge. Environment and Planning A, 45(1), pp.19 – 36.
Dodge, M. & Kitchin, R., 2009. Software, objects, and home space. Environment and Planning A, 41(6), pp.1344 – 1365.
Doel, M.A. & Clarke, D.B., 1999. Virtual worlds: simulation, suppletion, s(ed)duction and simulacra. In M. Crang, P. Crang, & J. May, eds. Virtual Geographies: Bodies, Space and Relations. London: Routledge, pp. 261–283.
Elwood, S., 2011. Geographic Information Science: Visualization, visual methods, and the geoweb. Progress in Human Geography, 35(3), pp.401–408.
Elwood, S. & Leszczynski, A., 2013. New spatial media, new knowledge politics. Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, 38(4), pp.544–559.
Gibson, C. & Gibbs, L., 2013. Social media experiments Scholarly practice and collegiality. Dialogues in Human Geography, 3(1), pp.87–91.
Graham, C. et al., 2011. New visual technologies: shifting boundaries, shared moments. Visual Studies, 26(2), pp.87–91.
Graham, M., 2013. Geography/internet: ethereal alternate dimensions of cyberspace or grounded augmented realities? The Geographical Journal, 179(2), pp.177–182.
Graham, M., Zook, M. & Boulton, A., 2013. Augmented reality in urban places: contested content and the duplicity of code. Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, 38(3), pp.464–479.
Graham, S. & Marvin, S., 2001. Splintering Urbanism: Networked Infrastructures, Technological Mobilities and the Urban Condition, London: Routledge.
Haklay, M., 2012. Geographic information science: tribe, badge and sub-discipline. Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, 37(4), pp.477–481.
Holloway, S.L., Valentine, G. & Bingham, N., 2000. Institutionalising technologies: masculinities, femininities, and the heterosexual economy of the IT classroom. Environment and Planning A, 32(4), pp.617 – 633.
Jazeel, T., 2010. Sri Lanka inside-out: cyberspace and the mediated geographies of political engagement. Contemporary South Asia, 18(4), pp.443–449.
Kingsbury, P. & Jones III, J.P., 2009. Walter Benjamin’s Dionysian Adventures on Google Earth. Geoforum, 40(4), pp.502–513.
Kinsley, S., 2011. Anticipating ubiquitous computing: Logics to forecast technological futures. Geoforum, 42(2), pp.231–240.
Kinsley, S., 2013. Beyond the Screen: Methods for Investigating Geographies of Life “Online.” Geography Compass, 7(8), pp.540–555.
Kinsley, S., 2012. Futures in the making: practices to anticipate “ubiquitous computing.” Environment and Planning A, 44(7), pp.1554 – 1569.
Kinsley, S., 2010. Representing “things to come”: feeling the visions of future technologies. Environment and Planning A, 42(11), pp.2771 – 2790.
Kinsley, S., 2014. The matter of “virtual” geographies. Progress in Human Geography, 38(3), pp.364–384.
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Kitchin, R., 1998. Cyberspace: The World in the Wires, Chichester: Wiley.
Kitchin, R., Linehan, D., et al., 2013. The creation and circulation of public geographies. Dialogues in Human Geography, 3(1), pp.96–102.
Kitchin, R., 2014. The Data Revolution: Big Data, Open Data, Data Infrastructures and Their Consequences, London: Sage.
Kitchin, R. & Dodge, M., 2011. Code/Space: Software and Everyday Life, MIT Press.
Kitchin, R., Gleeson, J. & Dodge, M., 2013. Unfolding mapping practices: a new epistemology for cartography. Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, 38(3), pp.480–496.
Leszczynski, A., 2012. Situating the geoweb in political economy. Progress in Human Geography, 36(1), pp.72–89.
Leszczynski, A., Spatial media/tion. Progress in Human Geography.
Leszczynski, A. & Elwood, S., 2014. Feminist geographies of new spatial media. The Canadian Geographer / Le Géographe canadien, p.n/a–n/a.
Longhurst, R., 2013. Using Skype to mother: bodies, emotions, visuality, and screens. Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, 31(4), pp.664 – 679.
McCullough, M., 2007. New media urbanism: grounding ambient information technology. Environment and Planning B: Planning and Design, 34(3), pp.383 – 395.
Mclean, J. & Maalsen, S., 2013. Destroying the joint and dying of shame? A geography of revitalised feminism in social media and beyond. Geographical Research, 51(3), pp.243–256.
Morrow, O., Hawkins, R. & Kern, L., 2014. Feminist research in online spaces. Gender, Place & Culture, 0(0). Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0966369X.2013.879108 [Accessed September 19, 2014].
Paay, J., Dave, B. & Howard, S., 2007. Understanding and representing the social prospects of hybrid urban spaces. Environment and Planning B: Planning and Design, 34(3), pp.446 – 465.
Parr, H (2002) ‘New body-geographies: the embodied spaces of health and illness information on the Internet,’ Environment and Planning D: Society and Space 20, pp.73-95
Parr, H (2003) ‘Virtual bodies,’ in Blunt, A, Gruffudd, P, May, J, Ogborn, M and Pinder, D (eds) Cultural Geography in Practice (Edward Arnold, London), pp.50-75
Parr, H and Davidson, J (2008) ‘Virtual trust: online emotional intimacies in mental health support,’ in Brownlie, J, Greene, A and Howson, A. (eds.) Researching Trust and Health (Routledge, London)
Pickerill, J., 2013. Academics’ diverse online public communications. Dialogues in Human Geography, 3(1), pp.85–86.
Rose, G., Degen, M. & Melhuish, C., 2014. Networks, interfaces, and computer-generated images: learning from digital visualisations of urban redevelopment projects. Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, 32(3), pp.386 – 403.
Silva, A. de S. e, 2006. From Cyber to Hybrid Mobile Technologies as Interfaces of Hybrid Spaces. Space and Culture, 9(3), pp.261–278.
Sparke, M., 2013. From global dispossession to local reposession: towards a worldly cultural geography of Occupy activism. In N. C. Johnson, R. H. Schein, & J. Winders, eds. The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Cultural Geography. Chichester: Wiley, pp. 387–408.
Thrift, N., 2014. The “sentient” city and what it may portend. Big Data & Society, 1(1), p.2053951714532241.
Thrift, N. & French, S., 2002. The automatic production of space. Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, 27(3), pp.309–335.
Verhoeff, N., 2012. Mobile Screens : The Visual Regime of Navigation, Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press. Available at: http://www.oapen.org/search?identifier=413033;keyword=mobile%20screens [Accessed July 8, 2014].
Wilson, M.W., 2014. Morgan Freeman is dead and other big data stories. Cultural Geographies, p.1474474014525055.
Wilson, M.W., 2011. “Training the eye”: formation of the geocoding subject. Social and Cultural Geography, 12(4), pp.357–376.
Wilson, M.W. & Graham, M., 2013. Neogeography and volunteered geographic information: a conversation with Michael Goodchild and Andrew Turner. Environment and Planning A, 45(1), pp.10 – 18.
Zook, M.A. & Graham, M., 2007. Mapping DigiPlace: geocoded Internet data and the representation of place. Environment and Planning B: Planning and Design, 34(3), pp.466 – 482.
journal special issues
Dialogues in Human Geography 3 1 2013 on public geographies through social media
Environment and Planning B: Planning and Design 34 (3) 2007 on Space, sociality, and pervasive computing
Environment and Planning A 41 (6) 2009 on making code/space
Information, Communication and Society 10 (6) 2007 on Urban Informatics: Software, Cities and the New Cartographies of Knowing Capitalism
First Monday on urban space and digital technologies http://firstmonday.org/ojs/index.php/fm/issue/view/405/showToc
First Monday on urban space and digital screens http://firstmonday.org/issue/view/217
Geoforum 40 (4) 2009 on The ‘view from nowhere’? Spatial politics and cultural significance of high-resolution satellite imagery