Columbia GSAPP Lecture Series

Nov 17, 2019 - 1 minutes
Tuesday, I present on some of my research at the Lectures in Planning Series for the Columbia Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation. The work is on some of my current papers & methods for boundary analysis, understnading the structure and shape of boundaries in urban envionments. I’ll talk a litte bit about my Geosilhouettes paper (with Eli Knaap and Serge Rey), as well as two other papers (one on Kernel Learning and another on information theory, with no preprint availble). Read more ...

Disabling Technologies

Sep 19, 2019 - 3 minutes
On “Routine” Computing at Scale as a Disabling Technology Ever since I read Mark Gahegan’s discussion and definition of Geocomputation in preparation to run the AAG 2019 Urban Data Science Panel, something he wrote about has really stuck in my mind. Namely, his discussion of disabling technologies is both very cogent and intellectually flexible: Disabling Technology (Gahegan, 1999) The late 1970’s and early 1980’s saw the rise of databases; large monolithic systems that standardised on interfaces, file structures and query languages. Read more ...

Q-Step Festival & Geosilhouettes

Sep 10, 2019 - 1 minutes
On the 11th, I’ll be speaking at the Q-estival at the University of Exeter’s Q-Step Centre. The Q-Step program is a program to promote a “step change” in quantitative social science skills in the UK. I’m the Bristol Geography lead for the program. I’m real excited to take my first trip out to Exeter, see the place, and talk about some interesting computational social science! In my talk, I’ll present some work I’ve done with Eli Knaap & Serge Rey on urban social boundaries. Read more ...