About Andrew Battista

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Andrew Battista with Cromwell the falcon

I am a Librarian for Geospatial Information Systems at New York University, where I facilitate GIS learning and develop geospatial data collections. I earned my Ph.D. in English Literature in 2011, and since then I have taught courses on information literacy, social media, art history, and the politics of information. In addition to geospatial literacy, I am interested in digital humanities, critical library pedagogy, social media, human attention, and games based learning.

Why Curation Culture?

One of my research interests is the relationship between curation online and engaged citizenship. In the digital age, curation takes many forms, and includes mapping, data visualization, and other kinds of multimodal productivity. This website is a record of my classroom work and a venue for me to explore ideas related to my role as a GIS Librarian.

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