Part 1 – Duncan Hay: Survey of London and the White Chapel Initiative; technology, access and urban history – The Human Show Podcast 37
Dr. Duncan Hay, currently a Research Associate at the Bartlett Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis, UCL, London, has an extensive experience at the intersection of linguistics and technology. He received his PhD in 2012 in in English Literature from Manchester University, where his thesis looked at the writing of the London-based writer Iain Sinclair in relationship to the theories of urban space developed by the 20th Century European avant-gardes.
We have split our conversation with Duncan into 2 separate episodes. In today’s episode we talk to Duncan about his work with the Survey of London, the White Chapel Initiative, a technological experiment in the creation and dissemination of urban history. We talk about how digital technology can be used to increase access to historical data and the tensions and barriers between official and unofficial history. We cover inclusivity, diversity, citizenship and legitimacy of what constitutes data and what is the role of technology.
Next week we will be releasing part 2 of this conversation which will be focused on Duncan’s work in the space of IoT (Internet of Things).
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Mentioned in Podcast:
Ian Sinclair - on place and history Walter Benjamin on the political use of the past inside the present: https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/benjamin The Bartlett Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis, UCL, London: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/bartlett/casa/ Survey of London: https://surveyoflondon.org Eric Shorter, documented his childhood in White Chapel Shahed Selim on the British Mosque: https://www.theguardian.com/books/2018/mar/13/the-british-mosque-architectural-social-history-shahed-saleem-review