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  • The region in the boot: mobilising lone subjects and multiple objects 

    Laurier, Eric; Philo, Chris (Pion Ltd, 2003)
    Company regions are forms of space busy with the sorting and distributing of objects from one location to another.We argue here, in sympathy with actor-network theory and nonrepresentational theory, that space is formulated ...
  • A Response to Simplifying Complexity 

    Reitsma, Femke (Pergamon Press/ Elsevier, 2003)
    In a recent issue of Geoforum, Steven Manson (2001)presented a timely review of Complexity Theory in order to orient the unversed reader in a framework of Complexity Theory’s key concepts. Manson begins with an overview ...
  • Rotating maps and readers: praxiological aspects of alignment and orientation 

    Laurier, Eric; Brown, Barry (Blackwell Publishing, 2008)
    A longstanding topic in our notions of what geographic knowledge could be is the mental map, or, in its most recent form, mental spatial representations. In this paper we draw upon ethnomethodological critiques of cognition, ...
  • Scale in object and process ontologies 

    Reitsma, Femke; Bittner, Thomas (Springer, 2003)
    Scale is of great importance to the analysis of real world phenomena, be they enduring objects or perduring processes. This paper presents a new perspective on the concept of scale by considering it within two complementary ...
  • Searching for 2D Spatial Network Holes 

    Reitsma, Femke; Engel, Shane (Springer, 2004)
    Research involving different forms of networks, such as internet networks, social networks, and cellular networks, has increasingly become an important field of study. From this work, a variety of different scaling laws ...
  • Searching for a parking space 

    Laurier, Eric (French Association for Cognitive Research, 2005)
    If you drive a car, it’s a classic problem on the busy city streets, the search for a parking space. Merely driving in the inner city is a challenging and frustrating affair because it is full of one way streets, dead ...
  • The spectacular showing: Houdini and the wonder of ethnomethodology 

    Laurier, Eric (Springer, 2004)
    This essay is about Houdini’s escapes and ethnomethodology’s studies.1 By accomplishing what appears to be impossible, Houdini leaves his audience considering not only how did he manage to do that, but also just what is ...
  • Why people say where they are during mobile phone calls 

    Laurier, Eric (Pion Ltd, 2001)
    An often-noticed feature of mobile phone calls is some form of 'geographical' locating after a greeting has been made. The author uses some singular instances of mobile phone conversations to provide an answer as to why ...
  • X-morphising: review essay of Bruno Latour's Aramis, or the Love of Technology 

    Laurier, Eric; Philo, Chris (Pion Ltd, 1999)
    An extended review is presented of Bruno Latour's book Aramis, or the Love of Technology (Harvard University Press,. 1996). Attention is paid to the textual. style and strategies.in the book, and also to how it fits in ...