Department of Geography and the Environment

Colloquium: Dr. Daniel Sui

Thu, February 27, 2014 | CLA 1.302D

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Colloquium: Dr. Daniel Sui

Please join the Department of Geography and the Environment for our Spring 2014 colloquium series. We will be hosting a presentation by Daniel Sui, Distinguished Professor of Social & Behavioral Science from the Department of Geography at Ohio State University-



Alternative GIS (Alt.GIS) and the six senses of the new mind: Is Alt.GIS transforming GIS into a liberation technology 

The past twenty years have witnessed the emergence of alternative GIS (Alt.GIS)  practices that are quite different from conventional GIS activities.  This talk argues that Daniel Pink’s framework for the six senses of the whole new mind (design, story, symphony, empathy, play, and meaning) captures the six major Alt.GIS practices remarkably well.  Evidently, Alt.GIS has enabled GIS users to transcend what Heidegger called the enframing nature of technology and has led them explore new territories with greater sensitivities.  In this sense, Alt.GIS has become a liberation technology that continues to empower GIS users in their quest for a better, more equitable and sustainable world.   

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, email Madeline Enos at

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