Digital & Platform Geographies

This theme seeks papers and panels focused on two main areas. First, those examining how and to what extent digital technologies are changing economic geographies, altering spatial practices and experiences of economy that can reconfigure relations of the local and the global. Second, research that selects particular platforms or distinct elements of digital economies to examine the rhetorics, political economies and associated geographies that produce or in turn result from their operations. The theme will explore the differentiated material constitution of digital economies in order to better understand how digital and platform economies come about; how and which spatial imaginaries can enable their theorization; where and to whom forms of power and control have shifted and what kinds of economic practices, places and arrangements are emerging.

This theme welcomes submissions on topics including (but not limited to):