NEWS | Workshop Schedule: Fieldwork in Political Geography

RGS Political Geography Research Group workshop schedule    12-13th June 2017 We are delighted to announce the following programme for the forthcoming PolGRG workshop on ‘Fieldwork in Political Geography’. Thanks to all those who have registered to attend and participate and we look forward to welcoming you to Royal Holloway on 12th June. Location: Queen’s…

Pip takes poem.py to the Science Museum

On May 23rd 2017 (TOMORROW – 1-2pm), our very own Pip Thornton will be presenting her work: A Critique of Linguistic Capitalism, as part of the Science Museum’s summer series of research seminars. The seminar will include an explanation of the genesis of her {poem}.py project and a live demonstration. Ben Curtis, a mathematician and fellow…

COMMENT | WannaCry: The Blame Game Begins

By Steve Hersee (@stevehersee) On Friday news broke of a ransomware attack against the NHS in England and Scotland. Malicious software infected around 45 NHS trusts, disabled NHS IT systems and locked staff out of NHS patient records. Consequently, operations were cancelled, doctor’s surgeries were closed and patients in some trusts were asked not to…

Vertical at LSE

After a term of teaching a lot of Steve Graham’s work on urban infrastructure, security, air, and, of course, verticality to a big class of v. engaged second year undergrad students – as well as reading many good essays on the topic which have referred to his work extensively – I’m very pleased to be able…

COMMENT | Technology and Terror

By Steve Hersee (@stevehersee) In the wake of the terrorist attack on Westminster bridge on 22 March 2017, the Daily Mail produced a front-page headline stating that Google was the ‘friend of terrorists’. The article described how it had taken the Mail just 2 minutes on Google to find a terror manual on how to…