‘Internet mapping’ and visualisation position at Oxford University

A cool position at Oxford Uni – full time, 12 months, with a deadline Jan 9. You’d work with Dr. Mark Graham, who’s a member of our working group but he wears many hats (Director of Research, Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford, www.oii.ox.ac.uk/people/graham, www.geospace.co.uk, www.wikichains.org, twitter.com/geoplace)

Here’s the ad that was circulated, grab the opportunity if you have the skills and interest:

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We are hiring a full-time Researcher<http://www.oii.ox.ac.uk/people/newpositions/#p25> to work with Dr. Mark Graham on a project to study and map the Geographies of the Internet. This is an exciting role in which the researcher will both gather and analyse a range of Internet-related data and develop innovative and beautiful ways to visualise hem.

It is important to understand who produces and reproduces, who has access to, and who and where are represented by information in our contemporary knowledge economy. Building on existing work conducted at the Oxford Internet Institute, this project proposes a comprehensive mapping of contemporary geographies of the Internet using both primary and secondary data (examples of data that we propose to map include geographies of academic journals, intellectual property imports vs. exports, patents, Wikipedia edits and contributions, networks of Twitter mentions and followers, Facebook users, information takedown requests, contested articles in Wikipedia, content indexed in Google etc.).

Candidates should have a keen interest in the geographies of the Internet, a passion for visualising and disseminating results, and an exemplary record of creative activity or scholarly research. The successful applicant will demonstrate an ability to collect online data with scripting tools, analyse large datasets with GIS tools, and visualise results in both static and interactive formats.

We welcome applications from candidates who are additionally keen to design a future research programme in Internet Geographies in order to extend the position. Based at the Oxford Internet Institute, this position is available immediately for 12 months in the first instance, with the possibility of renewal thereafter funding permitting.

For more details, please check out the application link and related job description and selection criteria: https://www.recruit.ox.ac.uk/pls/hrisliverecruit/erq_jobspec_version_4.jobspec?p_id=105781

Please pass this ad along to anyone you know who may be interested, and feel free to get in touch with any questions about the position. The deadline is Jan 9.

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