For those who want to know what is going on at the American Association of Geographers' convention the Twitter hashtag #AAG2012 is a good place to check the latest updates. Twitter, almost, gives the feeling of being there and yet allows people to save hundreds of dollars.
Here's the good, the bad, and the ugly which demonstrate how geography can be useful, interesting, and irrelevant depending on how it is done.
Emily Fekete: Now at session entitled Erotic Cities: Geography of Sexual Economies.
Jason Farman: Don Mitchell from Syracuse: What do you do when you're in a time when revolution isn't in the cards? You teach.
Jason Farman: Great to hear these panelists connect Lefebvre to the Arab Spring & Occupy and, ultimately, give a call for revolution & change.
Matt Fockler: So many amazing new ideas in HGIS and working with Historic Maps. Makes me realize how much of a GIS caveman I am.
Korey Klein: Great panel on the future of academic GIS centers"We have to be willing to change the names as GIS is not the umbrella term it was"
Roger Keil: Henri Lefebvre once again revolutionizes space: standing room only at
Michael Gould: At 2pm I will present opportunities to collaborate on global education initiatives! Esri booth 400.
Marcel Fortin: Geodesy lesson through great historic photos and maps at
Kirk Goldsberry: Nick Perdue just gave a great talk on mapping urban population in new ways.
nazila: AAG. - Jobs in Geography - would you hire a geographer? Labeling yrself may hurt. Research the company first - find ways to fit in.
Edu-Tourist: Inspiring workshop yesterday on