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Spatializing Social Networks (Radil et al., 2009)

14 October 2017 - 7:53am
Radil et al. (2009) analyze the social networks and social geographies of gangs in Hollenbeck and look at patterns of rivalry, territoriality, and violence. This paper fundamentally argues that a richer understanding emerges when social networks are analyzed geographically. This analysis combines social and geographic spatialities to reveal how gang violence is created by patterns […]

A Theoretical Approach to Cyberinfrastructure, Wang and Armstrong (2009)

12 October 2017 - 8:36pm
Maybe the most challenging aspect of the paper–aside from the technical jargon–was trying to connect cyberinfrastructure concepts with my own experiences using GIS. Wang and Armstrong describe an approach to GIScience topics that I have never properly confronted. For instance, if someone were to ask me about the “crux” of inverse distance weighting, I would […]

Wang and Armstrong (2009): A theoretical approach to the use of cyberinfrastructure in geographical analysis (or: how to alienate readers)

12 October 2017 - 9:17am
Reading Wang and Armstrong (2009) was no easy feat, and I have to mirror some of the thoughts from previous blog posts on Wang et al (2013): this article is extremely dense and difficult to read for someone that is not knowledgeable on Cyber Infrastructure. This paper lacked a proper introduction with a definition of CI, […]