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This project proposes a comprehensive mapping of contemporary geographies of knowledge.

 

Information is the raw material for much of the work that goes on in the contemporary global economy. As such, it is important to understand who produces and reproduces, who has access, and who and where are represented by information in our contemporary knowledge economy.

Our goal is to produce a comprehensive atlas of contemporary information and Internet geographies, that will draw on four years of focused research conducted at the Oxford Internet Institute. Specifically, the atlas will draw on unique data, visualisations, and maps in order to tell a story about three key facets of global information geographies (access, information production, and information representation).

We aim to broadly disseminate this work in a variety of open and accessible formats including free and interactive ebooks, an interactive website, and a printed atlas. We’re still at early stages of the work, but keep an eye on this site for all of our updates.