Category Archives: Cultural Cartography

Remotely Sensing Cape Farewell

I recently gave a presentation at the RGS-IBG annual conference where I creatively presented a series of  35mm slides from my dad’s 1972 mountaineering expedition to Cape Farewell, Greenland. I gave the presentation in a session entitled “Me, my self … Continue reading

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Sound Recording Tutorial from Wildlife Sound Recordist John Acorn

I thought I would share the first experimental attempts of John Acorn (University of Alberta) and I to find the best way to record a walking interview whilst also capturing the surrounding sound-environment. The following sound file acts as an … Continue reading

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Urban Undercurrents

Friend of Experimental Geography in Practice Adeola Enigbokan, of archivingthecity, will be participating in Urban Undercurrents part of the Urban Festival organized by The New School. If you are in or visiting New York come out on the evening of April 21 (Thursday) … Continue reading

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Walls of Sound: the Sound Conservation Centre

Walls of Sound is a BBC Radio 4 documentary exploring the work of the Sound Conservation Centre at the British Library. The idea for the programme, produced by Julian May and presented by radio historian Sean Street, was to explain … Continue reading

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Experimental Geography in Practice!

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Terrible Karma: reverberations of the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire

This week I am travelling to the city of New York to premier the audio-visual installation Terrible Karma: reverberations of the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire that has been created and curated by Adeola Enigbokan and myself. Terrible Karma is a mobile audio-visual … Continue reading

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Where is Fort McMurray?

I recently accompanied a friend (and fellow social researcher) Andriko Lozowy on a trip to Ft McMurray to help him set up an exhibition of photographic work – Where is Ft McMurray? – that he and his collaborators are presenting … Continue reading

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Be your own cartographer

OpenStreetMap is an ebook by Jonathan Bennett that teaches you how to become your own cartographer. The book and its accompanying technology allow you to to create your own custom maps or ‘GPS Traces’. A GPS trace or tracklog is simply … Continue reading

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Rescue Geographies: Exploring Understandings of Space and Place with Mobile Technologies

Rescue Geography is a project that sets out to explore understandings of space and place with mobile technologies. Led by academic geographers Phil Jones (University of Birmingham) and James Evans (University of Manchester) Rescue Geography is a non-commercial body interested in trying out … Continue reading

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Spectral Geographies and Crafting a Form of Experimental Historiography

“Spectrality effects in place, and differentially in different placings, an unsettling complication of the linear sequence of past, present and future. For Derrida we lack a nuanced sense of history and memory ‘as long as [we rely] on a general … Continue reading

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