Cultural Geographer /
I'm a cultural geographer and a Lecturer in Digital Culture, Society and Economy in the Department of Digital Humanities, King’s College London. I have a PhD from Royal Holloway University of London, working in partnership with the Ordnance Survey on studying everyday digital mapping practices. I'm primarily interested in the tensions and contradictions that emerge when we examine how digital society and technology is theorised alongside how everyday life is lived. I'm the editor-in-chief of the Livingmaps Review, a bi-annual journal for radical and critical cartography. We welcome a range of submission styles from academics, artists, activists and others interested in maps and mapping practices. I'm also a member of the recently established Mapping Futures Imaginaries network.
COUNTER-MAPPING AND HIGHER EDUCATION
In 2023 I started a collaboration with Savyasachi Anju Prabir (National Institute of Design, India) to develop a summer school around the theme of counter-mapping. We are interested in how counter-mapping can be used as a practical tool for teaching students about land, geographies, and spatial knowledge.
Two summer schools will take place in 2023; January at the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad, and June at King's College London. More info to follow.
This collaboration is supported by the NID and KCL Global Engagement Partnership fund
Introducing a new project that uses artistic intervention to challenge the data collection practices of videoconferencing.
LOCATIVE MEDIA FOR EARTHLINGS IN A CHANGING WORLD
Locative media themed summer school
More info here
Please contact me if you would like a copy of the following
Elsden, C., Chatting, D., Duggan, M., Dwyer, A. and Thornton, P. (2022). Zoom Obscura: Counterfunctional Design for Video-Conferencing. In CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI ’22).
Kiminami, C. A. G. & Duggan, M. (2022). Locative media communities, social media and cultures of enthusiasm. International Journal of Performance Art and Digital Media. (online first).
Duggan, M. (2021). Embracing the plurality of the carto-sphere. Dialogues in Human Geography (online first).
Duggan, M. (2021). Cruising landscape-objects: inland waterway guidebooks and wayfinding with them. Cultural Geographies, 29(2): 167-183.
Duggan, M. (2019). Cultures of Enthusiasm: An Ethnographic Study of Amateur Map-Maker Communities. Cartographica, 54(3): 217-229.
Duggan, M. (2019). Spatial Media and Cycling Spaces: A Theory of Coded Attractors. Area, 52(2): 322-328.
Duggan, M. (2018). Navigational Mapping Practices: Context, Politics, Data. Westminster Papers in Communication, 13(2): 31-45.
Duggan, M. (2017). Questioning ‘Digital Ethnography’ in an Era of Ubiquitous Computing. Geography Compass, 11(5): 1-12.
Duggan, M. (2017). The Cultural Life of Maps: Everyday Place-Making Mapping Practices. Livingmaps Review, 3
Cohen, P. and Duggan, M. (2021). New Directions in Radical Cartography: Why the Map is Never the Territory. Rowman & Littlefield.
Arcidiacono, D. and Duggan, M. (2019). Sharing Mobilities: Questioning Our Right to the City in the Collaborative Economy. London: Routledge (Forward by Juliet Schor)
Duggan, M. (Forthcoming). All Mapped Out. London: Reaktion Books.
Duggan, M. (2021). Mobile, spatial and locative media. In: von Benzon, N., Holton, M., Wilkinson, C. and Wilkinson, S. (Eds). Creative Methods for Human Geographers. London: Sage. (pp. 245-258).
Duggan, M. (2018). The Lived Experiences of a Digitalising World. In: Gäbler, K. and Felgenhauer, T. (Eds). Geographies of Digital Culture. London: Routledge. (pp. 71-83).
Duggan, M. (2020). Review Essay. Rossetto, T. (2019). Object Oriented Cartography: Maps as Things. Livingmaps Review, 8
Duggan, M. (2019). Review Essay. Edney, M. (2019). Cartography: The Ideal and its History. Livingmaps Review, 7
Duggan, M. (2015) Book Review. Wilken, R. & Goggin, G. (2012). Mobile Technology and Place. Routledge, London. Society and Space
Duggan, M. (2014). Book review. Miller, D. & Sinanan, J. (2014). Webcam. Polity Press, Cambridge. Society and Space
Mapping Interfaces: An Ethnography of Everyday Digital Mapping Practices. (2017). Awarded by Royal Holloway University of London
Duggan, M and Kiminami, C. (2021). Reflecting on Locative Media Art
With Fred Adam and Geert Vermeire. Livingmaps Review, 10
I teach on a range of undergraduate and graduate-level courses in the Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
These have included:
History of Networked Technologies
Theories of New Media
Digital Foundations II
Digital Foundations III
Big Data, Culture & Society
Contemporary Trends in Digital Theory
Introduction to Digital Culture and Society
The Sharing Economy and its Discontents
Digital Industries and Internet Culture
London as a Digital City
Micro Perspectives on the Digital Economy