Rebecca Noone is an artist and Postdoctoral Fellow at the Faculty of Information University of Toronto and a SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow at University College London (2022-2024). Noone’s research focuses on the politics, discourses, and practices of “location awareness” as oriented within digital mapping platforms like Google Maps. Her postdoc research focuses on the spatial imaginaries produced through Google Maps’ Local Guides’ review-based infrastructure. Her dissertation, titled From Here To: Everyday Wayfinding in the Age of Digital Maps (University of Toronto, 2020) builds from artworks presented and developed at The Luminary (St. Louis, US), YTB Gallery (Toronto, CA), Art of the Danforth Festival (Toronto, CA), and the Nes Artist Residency (Skagaströnd, IS). She has contributed to Qualitative Research, Drain, Visual Methodologies, and the book Visual Research Methods: An Introduction for Library and Information Studies (2020).
Spatial imaginaries, politics; locational awareness.