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Integrating Space and Place to Better Understand the New Human Dynamics: GIScience, Geography, and Beyond
Wednesday, October 20, 2021, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT
Category: Webinars

Integrating Space and Place to Better Understand the New Human Dynamics: GIScience, Geography, and Beyond

Presenters: Dr. Shih-Lung Shaw (University of Tennessee) and Dr. Daniel Sui (Virginia Tech University)

Host: Jennifer Bernstein

The goal of this talk is to critically examine the concepts of space and place in geography in general and in geographic information science (GIScience) in particular so that intelligent geographic information systems incorporating concepts of smart space and smart place can be developed to support human dynamics research. We argue that the current discussions on smart technologies are conceptually constrained due to their confinement to absolute space and physical place. By engaging research on smart technologies with geography and GIScience, we seek to move beyond the crude, and often simplistic, conceptualizations of space and place by synthesizing the multiple dimensions of both space and place. By doing so, we can better understand human dynamics through a synergistic perspective of both space and place. A human-centered geographic information science (GIScience) framework, which integrates the concepts of space (absolute space, relative space, relational space, and mental space) and place (location, locale, place identity, and sense of place), can better support human dynamics research. We also plan to discuss the broader theoretical and practical implications of this framework for GIScience and geographical research and education.

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