Sarah Elwood and Agnieszka Leszczynski‘s 2012 Transactions paper is open-access and available here. Worth reading if, like myself, you’re interested in the political agency of new spatial media. Cuts through the evangelical b*llshit in my opinion. Here’s a good quote that speaks of the need for more empirical research into the manifold deployments of spatial media and resulting knowledge assemblages:
Th[e geoweb] literature suggests the need to be attentive to how digital visual artefacts frame audiences’ interactions with the presented content, to the visual practices enabled by these emergent artefacts (e.g. watching, playing, surveilling, controlling, gaining awareness), and to the visual epistemologies that emerge within these practices. What has yet to be undertaken are grounded studies of the substantive practices emerging from activist and civic engagement applications of new spatial media, to consider the nature and genesis of the epistemological politics advanced through these initiatives, and the extent to which they re-inscribe or depart from engagements with other kinds of geographic information technologies. (4-5)
N.B It’s the first academic paper I’ve come across that has expressly mentioned the Sukey protest application – albeit in the endnotes.