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The politics of mapping platforms: participatory radiation mapping after the Fukushima Daiichi disaster

Plantin, Jean-Christophe (2015) The politics of mapping platforms: participatory radiation mapping after the Fukushima Daiichi disaster. Media, Culture and Society, 37 (6). pp. 904-921. ISSN 0163-4437

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Identification Number: 10.1177/0163443715584102

Abstract

The release of the Google Maps API in 2005 spurred a trend of mapping mashups, adding cartography to online participatory culture. This article will present how the affordances of these ‘platforms’ give shape to the online participation of concerned citizens willing to access information during an environmental crisis. Based on the analysis of the radiation mashups created after the disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant in 2011, this article will highlight two types of online participation. First, participation as data extraction, where concerned actors either monitored data using Geiger counters or extracted and republished data from official websites. Second, participation as data aggregation, where maps were used to display and compare radiation measurements from official or crowdsourced venues. The conclusion will highlight the necessity to study how online platforms assign a place and temporality to online participation.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://mcs.sagepub.com/
Additional Information: © 2015 Sage
Divisions: Media and Communications
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Sets: Departments > Media and Communications
Date Deposited: 21 Oct 2015 09:26
Last Modified: 20 Jun 2019 02:06
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/64066

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