About Us

 

 
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JON SWORDS

Jon is a human geography lecturer at Northumbria University. He researches visual methodologies (including mapping) and creative industries.

He has lived in Newcastle since 2003 when he started a masters degree and PhD. If he were to map his world it would mainly be cycling routes, places to go rock climbing, and nice restaurants, all designed using data visualisation techniques.

Jon doesn't like having his photo taken, so the image opposite is a piece of data art he made.

 
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MIKE JEFFRIES

Mike is a zoologist by training and ecologist (most of the time) in the Department of Geography at Northumbria University. He has a fascination with how cities are used - modern architecture in particular - and lo-fi cut'n'paste visual methods.

As with so many ecologists it is hard to tell when the child with a net and jam-jar dabbling in a pond turned into the researcher with a net and a white tray dabbling in multivariate statistics.

A map of Mike's world would be a collage of ponds, insects, skateboarders, graphic novels and neo-Brasilia architecture.

 
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SEBASTIAN MESSER

Sebastian is an architect by training and practice. He is a senior lecturer in the Department of Architecture and Built Environment at Northumbria University. His work has been exhibited in the United Kingdom, the United States, and Canada and published in Building Design, The Architects’ Journal and Pasajes Architectura.

A map of Sebastian's world would be minimalistic, stylish and involve a fast car.