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I’ve made some maps using AI

During the Christmas break, I indulged in some aimless dialogue with Dall E 2 and Midjourney, two of the most popular and impressive deep-learning generators of images based on text prompt. Demos of both systems are freely accessible. The prompts I used are mostly about cartography and maps, but also entirely random and silly stuff … Continue reading I’ve made some maps using AI

Associations between the food environment and purchasing • BMC Public Health

Here's a new journal article in BMC Public Health led by our student Alexandra Kalbus, co-supervised at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. [open access article] [PDF version] Title: "Associations between the food environment and food and drink purchasing using large-scale commercial purchasing data: a cross-sectional study" Authors: Alexandra Kalbus, Laura Cornelsen, Andrea … Continue reading Associations between the food environment and purchasing • BMC Public Health

Charting the geographies of heritage with data science • UCL • 26 Jan 2023

I will give the next online research talk at University College London 🏛️ in a series of events organised by the UCL Institute for Sustainable Heritage. Title: "Cultural Geo-Analytics: Charting the geographies of heritage with data science" ⏱️ When: 26 January 2023, 5:30 pm–6:30 pm 🌐 URL: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/bartlett/heritage/events/2023/jan/cultural-geo-analytics-charting-geographies-heritage-data-science

Research talk at ENS in Lyon, France • 8 Dec 2022

A new research talk, this time in France 🇫🇷: Notre collègue Denis Vigier coordonne la deuxième édition du cycle de conférences Extraction, traitement et visualisation de données complexes en géographie (XVIIIe siècle – XIXe siècle), organisées à l’ENS de Lyon et financées par l’Institut Rhônalpin des systèmes Complexes (IXXI). Il est adossé au projet GEODE du LabEx ASLAN. Photo by Negative Space … Continue reading Research talk at ENS in Lyon, France • 8 Dec 2022

Associations between the food environment and food and drink purchasing

New conference paper by our student Alexandra Kalbus, co-supervised at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, presented at the SSM Annual Scientific Meeting 2022. Title: "Associations between the food environment and food and drink purchasing: cross-sectional study using large-scale commercial purchasing data" Authors: Alexandra Kalbus, Laura Cornelsen, Andrea Ballatore, Steven Cummins Publication: J Epidemiol … Continue reading Associations between the food environment and food and drink purchasing

Mapping heritage seminar at the Polytechnic University of Turin • 21 Nov 2022

Next week I will be giving a research seminar in Italian at this event on the theme of cultural heritage ("patrimonio"), on the 21 November 2022 at 6 PM (UK time). Talk title: "Mappare i musei britannici: la geografia del patrimonio culturale tra data science e GeoWeb" See Zoom link in the PDF below: locandina-settimana-patrimoniov-2022Download

Call for Abstracts: Museum Analytics, new directions

📢 Call for abstracts: https://kingsdh.net/museum-analytics/   🐦 Tweet: https://twitter.com/kingsdh/status/1592082797610647552 💡 Organisers: Dr. Andrea Ballatore, King’s College London, UK • Dr. Jamie Larkin, Chapman University, CA  🌎 Location (hybrid): King’s College London (The Strand, London, UK) and online ⏰ Submission deadline: Friday 20 January 2023 🗓 Event date: Thursday 18 May 2023 Museum Analytics: New directions Call for abstracts Data science has the capacity to … Continue reading Call for Abstracts: Museum Analytics, new directions

Mapping museums in the UK

This article, written with museum guru Fiona Candlin, is the culmination of years of tortuous data collection and analysis and outlines a detailed quantitative geography of UK museums. It's available open access in the Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers. All the data and resources are freely available on GitHub. Abstract: Museums are important centres … Continue reading Mapping museums in the UK

The UK museum boom event – 17 Nov 2022

I’m pleased to invite you to this event for the Mapping Museums project I am part of: Date: Thu, 17 Nov 2022, 18:00 GMT Location: Clore Management Centre, 27 Torrington Square, London WC1E 7JL Chair: Isabel Wilson, Arts Council England Speaker: Prof Fiona Candlin, Professor of Museology, Birkbeck Respondent: Lisa Ollerhead, Director, Association of Independent Museums Photo by … Continue reading The UK museum boom event – 17 Nov 2022