Jin-Kyu Jung co-authors “A Hybrid Approach to Geotweets"

Jin-Kyu Jung

IAS faculty member Jin-Kyu Jung co-authored a new book chapter with Jungyeop Shin, “A Hybrid Approach to Geotweets: Reading and Mapping Tweet Contexts on Marijuana Legalization and Same-Sex Marriage in Seattle, Washington.”  The chapter, which appears in Thinking Big Data in Geography: New Regimes, New Research, presents a new way of reflecting on various epistemologies, ontologies, and methodologies of geographic analysis of big data.  It allows us to see and explore the fruitful contexts and meanings of diverse socio-spatial, cultural, political, and technical boundaries of knowledge in the digital world. The empirical basis of the chapter is spatially-linked social media, in particular geolocated tweets in Seattle, related to the legalization of marijuana and same-sex marriage in WA in the 2012 general election.