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You are invited to attend a Carleton University Community Event

Author Meets Readers invites Carleton students and the community to join an informal discussion on new books published by members of the Carleton University Faculty of Public Affairs.

The event takes place monthly, September through April.

Next Event

Understanding Spatial Media

About the Book: Understanding Spatial Media CoverOver the past decade, a new set of interactive, open, participatory and networked spatial media have become widespread. These include mapping platforms, virtual globes, user-generated spatial databases, geodesign and more. Understanding Spatial Media brings together leading scholars from around the globe to examine these new spatial media, their attendant technologies, spatial data, and their social, economic and political effects.

Tracey Lauriault

Tracey P. Lauriault

About the Editors: Tracey P. Lauriault is Assistant Professor of Critical Media Studies and Big Data in the School of Journalism and Communication at Carleton University; Matthew W. Wilson is Associate professor, Geography, University of Kentucky and the lead editor is Geography Professor Rob Kitchin, National University of Ireland Maynooth. The book is one of the outcomes of European Research Council funded Programmable City project based in Ireland.

About the Panel: The panel will feature:

  • Professor Teresa Scassa, Canada Research Chair in Information Law at the University of Ottawa (Contributing Author to Understanding Spatial Media)
  • Peter Puslifer, Research Scientists at the National Snow Ice and Data Centre (NSIDC) and co-director of the Geomatics and Cartographic Research Centre (GCRC) at Carleton University. (Contributing Author to Understanding Spatial Media)
  • Cameron Wilson, founder of Geogratis (the first open data portal in Canada) and is Manager of Data Management for Geomatics and Geoscience at Natural Resources Canada.

This event is part of the Ottawa International Writer’s Festival.


Event Details: 

Thursday, April 20, 2017


Irene’s Pub (885 Bank Street)

Register Here 

Previous 2016-2017 Speakers


Globalization and Food Soverignty

Peter Andrée

Buried History: the French Canadiens and Métis

Sébastien Malette

Sensing Law

Sheryl N. Hamilton, Diana Majury, Dawn Moore, Neil Sargent and Christiane Wilke

Diaspora as Cultures of Cooperation: Global and Local Perspectives

David Carment

Hubris: The Troubling Science, Economics and Politics of Climate Change

Michael Hart

How Canadians Communicate V: Sports

29 September, 2016

Chris Waddell

Engaging the Other: Public Policy and Western-Muslim Intersections
21 April, 2016

Karim H. Karim

Canada in Cities: The Politics and Policy of Federal-Local Governance
31 March, 2016

Katherine A.H. Graham

Adapting in the Dust: Lessons Learned from Canada’s War in Afghanistan
25 February, 2016

Stephen Saideman

The Legitimacy of Regional Integration in Europe and the Americas
21 January, 2016

Achim Hurrelmann