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Democracy in Place and Space
Examining the Place and Space of Democratic and Anti-Democratic Action, Past, Present and Future
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Social Media and Place

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Facebook most social cities: People everywhere use Facebook to check in to places. Here you can see the 5 top hotspots of the most "social"cities.


Questions to ponder: What attributes do these commonly 'checked into' landmarks have in common?  Are you surprised that some are or are not on the list?


Tags: socialmedia, place, tourism, infographic, London, NYC, Paris.


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eSpatial OnDemand GIS™: Location intelligence transformed

"Discover how eSpatial OnDemand GIS™ can transform your data into clear, visual maps. Discover the power of Geographic Information System (GIS) software - also"...


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Landscapes: Volume II

An incredibly beautiful timelapse HD video.  Breathtaking physical landscapes of the "Four Corners" region in the U.S. southwest (mainly Arizona and Utah) with a smattering of cultural landscapes interspersed.  For many students, seeing a beautiful landform piques their interest to then understand the geomorphological processes that made them.   


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Lisa Fonseca's comment, October 19, 2011 5:58 PM
ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!! These incredibly beautiful physical landscapes were gorgeous. With the help of the HD video it all felt so real and breath taking. While I was watching this video I was keeping in mind the thought of the geomorphological process but more importantly how I feel as though we take for granted to not see what else is out there in the country. I myself knew we live in a beautiful country but after watching this video I just grew much much more appreciation for the countries gorgeous landscapes. I also have saved this video because I believe it is so important to show to many others.
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Dear Photograph

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"Take a picture of a picture from the past in the present."

 

This blog is an great resource to show some urban historical geographies and changes to the landscape.  These photos demonstrate a more personal, emotional connection to places because of the memories and friendships made.  T\his archive of photos would also a great way to explore the theme of 'place' as it is often crucial to the photo and how we interpret that photograph.


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LMullen's comment, February 2, 2012 5:38 PM
This was a great article, most of the pictures just make you smile.
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2011: A Year That Revealed The Power of Place | Sustainable Cities Collective

2011: A Year That Revealed The Power of Place | Sustainable Cities Collective | Democracy in Place and Space | Scoop.it

Some reflection on place and politics since Tunisia.  

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Public Space, Private Rules: The Legal Netherworld of Occupy Wall Street

Public Space, Private Rules: The Legal Netherworld of Occupy Wall Street | Democracy in Place and Space | Scoop.it
Had the protest begun almost anywhere else in New York City, it almost certainly would have been shut down far sooner.

 

While I'm sure we have readers across the political spectrum, the spatial component to this movement is undeniably a "teaching moment."  Occupy symbolically laden space to strengthen your discursive case?  Classic strategy (think Tiananmen Square and Tahrir Square for starters).  The actual place occupied is privately owned, and ironically can therefore function as a public place of protest more effectively.  What will you discuss?  


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