Prof. Matthew Zook from Kentucky University gives a guest lecture titled “Space, Social Media & Society: Mapping the Digital Landscapes of the Bronze Soldier” at Tallinn University on 28 March at 12.15, room M-648.

Professor Zook researches technological change and the evolving spatial structures and practices of society and the economy. His work focuses on geocoded user-generated data including Google Maps annotations and spatialized social media data drawn from Wikipedia and Twitter and seeks to understand how and why geo-coded content is produced and consumed.

Building upon a series of case studies, including the Bronze Soldier of Tallinn, this talk analyzes how socially constructed layerings of content and the duplicious neutrality of code contribute to the uneven and power-laden practices of representations and the experiences of digital augmentations to urban places.