Marvel’s Black Panther and the scope of cinema to contest racial hierarchies

Hannah Lising-White uses Cultural Geography and Popular Geopolitics to research the experiences of UCL students with African and Caribbean heritage, to understand the role popular culture plays in socially constructing race. Popular culture has increasingly become a topic for geographical analysis since it is a powerful indicator of current societal norms. Since pop culture is…

The Geography of Rocket Man

‘Mars ain’t the kind of place to raise your kid’ Thomas Cross examines how relational space is communicated through animation, and demonstrates how animation and geography share an understanding of space. Released in 1972, Elton John’s Rocket Man rose to no. 2 in the UK singles chart and went on to be certified Platinum in…

A New Universe? Zuckerberg and Oculus. Words by Louise DiLorenzo.

Mark Zuckerberg has been innovating new spaces for the virtual world since his first few weeks at Harvard University, so it’s hardly surprising that he is the brains behind this new journey with Oculus; derived for the Latin word meaning ‘eye’, Oculus is a technology that specialises in virtual reality and was bought by Facebook…