Visualizing Canada’s Urban North

Visualizing Canada’s Urban North is a research initiative at the intersection of media art and anthropology that seeks to inform our understanding of circumpolar urban life. Through the production of visual texts—compositions derived from digital image collection—Visualizing Canada’s Urban North elucidates the structures of use and occupation in northern urban environments that either connect or distinguish these spaces from their southern counterparts. The research also provides a platform for exploring the opportunities that new media representational strategies provide the social sciences.

Visualizing Canada’s Urban North is a collaboration with artist Tori Foster and with anthropologist Lindsay Bell, and is funded in part by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada and the Centre for Innovation in Information Visualization and Data Driven Design.

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