The Global Lab - Pinning It Down

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Our theme for this episode is "pinning it down", the importance of labelling, classification and definitions in the fields of cities research, mapping and technology, with a literary sidestep into the eighteenth century for good measure. Our guests are Giles Rhys Jones, CMO of the innovative new mapping website what3words.com, Sophie Coulombeau, a specialist in eighteenth century literature who tells us about why botanical classification was once considered dangerously sexual, and Elsa Arcaute, a physicist here at CASA, who has been working on the surprising difficult task of how you actually define a city. Links related to each of our guests may be found below. ___ GUESTS: Giles Rhys Jones: https://twitter.com/gilesrhysjones (twitter) http://what3words.com (What3Words) Sophie Coulombeau: https://twitter.com/SMCoulombeau (twitter) https://sophiecoulombeau.wordpress.com (blog) Elsa Arcaute: https://twitter.com/ElsaArcaute (twitter) ___ PRESENTERS: Mike Fell: https://twitter.com/mikefsway (twitter) Kaisa Puustinen: https://twitter.com/kaisaph (twitter) Thomas Oléron Evans: https://twitter.com/Mathistopheles (twitter) http://www.mathistopheles.co.uk/ (personal website) ___ Image: Yellow push pin - Slashme - Creative Commons (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Yellow_push_pin.jpg)

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