Jin-Kyu Jung publishes three new papers


IAS faculty member Jin-Kyu Jung returns from sabbatical, having published 3 papers.  The first is “Mapping Communities: Geographic and Interdisciplinary Community-Based Learning and Research,” in Professional Geographers. The article reflects on Jung’s teaching of a community-based learning and research course, BIS352 Mapping Communities, and highlights the role of geography in promoting community engagement, and considers mapping and spatial thinking as a unique method for encouraging faculty, students, and community to engage in community partnerships. 

The second is “Affective Geovisualization and Children: Representing the Embodied and Emotional Geographies of Children” in Establishing Geographies of Children and Young People, edited by T. Skelton and S. Aitken. The chapter introduces 'affective geovisualization' as a qualitative and emotional form of geographic visualization through which children may elicit their own accounts and feelings. It shows an effort to represent non-representable children’s affective and emotional geography by contributing the theory of emotion/affect and children’s geographies in relation to mapping and geovisualization.

The third is a co-authored paper (with Ilyoung Hong at Nam-Seoul University in Korea), “What is So ‘Hot’ in Heatmap?: Qualitative Code Cluster Analysis with Foursquare Venue” in Cartographica. Based on a case study of Foursquare venues and user-created content in Seattle, the paper assesses both the quantitative spatial distribution and the qualitative characteristics of coffee shots in Seattle. It proposes a new analytical method, “code cluster,” which is designed to explain geographical differences in terms of qualitative traits in cluster regions, in addition to analyzing their spatial characteristics and distributions.