Lisa Parks

Lisa Parks
Associate Professor, Film and Media Studies , University of California-Santa Barbara

Lisa Parks, Ph.D., is Associate Professor of Film and Media Studies and is a Research Associate of the Center for Information Technology and Society at UC Santa Barbara. She is the author of Cultures in Orbit: Satellites and the Televisual (Duke University Press 2005) and Mixed Signals: Media Infrastructures and Cultural Geographies (forthcoming) and is co-editing Down to Earth: Satellite Technologies, Industries and Cultures with James Schwoch. Other recent publications focus upon satellite media and world conflict, the visualization of infrastructures, and e-waste. Parks was a research fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study in Berlin in 2006/2007 and in recent years has given invited lectures in Germany, Bosnia, Hungary, Spain, Denmark, Slovenia, Mongolia, the Netherlands, Switzerland, England, and the US.


Location: Salon A-F Level: Novice
Lisa Parks (University of California-Santa Barbara)
In this talk, I provide a brief overview of ways satellite images have been used to represent global events, discuss the properties of satellite images from a cultural perspective, and offer some suggestions for the integration of satellite images in location-based applications. Read more.
  • Autodesk
  • Google
  • ESRI
  • Nokia
  • DigitalGlobe
  • Earthscape
  • LightPole
  • MapJack
  • MapQuest
  • MetaCarta
  • Microsoft
  • Poly9
  • Skyhook Wireless
  • TeleAtlas
  • Yahoo! Inc.
  • Zvents
  • BNet

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