Iworlds: Global Information Geographies

Iworlds: Global Information Geographies

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This course examines the ways that existing and emerging information technologies are helping to transform place and the way in which the world interacts. It covers the intertwining of society and technology and how different cultures produce distinct technologies and use similar technologies in unique ways. Of particular focus will be the history and evolution of mapping technologies to present days systems such as global positioning systems (GPS), geographic information systems (GIS), and the geoweb. In addition the course will introduce the spatial implications of information technologies and contemporary debates on digital divides, surveillance and privacy, proximity and distance, democracy, ad relationships between virtual, real-world, and hybridized communities. Fulfills the Global Dynamics Requirement of UK Core.


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