Jonny Huck

Huck
Past Staff Member
Research Associate, December 2012 to August 2015
Cartographic Design, GIS, Data Visualisation, Place Theory, Space Legibility, Remote Sensing

I am a cartographer, programmer and spatial analyst working in Imagination Lancaster. Following my ‘first’ career as the Technical Manager of a wind farm development company, I moved into academia to pursue research interests that include: the role of cartography in a digital age, the theory of ‘place’, the capture and visualisation of geographic features with indeterminate boundaries, and the role of spatial ambiguity as a cartographic device. My previous work includes the release of the widely used ‘Map-Me’ PPGIS platform, and is currently focussed upon the development of bespoke base-maps for mobile applications.

At Imagination I work on the Creating and Exploring Digital Empathy (CEDE) project, where I mostly write software and build physical objects in order to engender empathy between users. In addition to CEDE, I also provide data and cartographic srervices for a number of other projects, as well as other less specific technical or writing contributions.

I studied BSc Geography at Lancaster University, and MSc Geographical Information Systems at the University of Leeds. I am currently in my 4th year of a part-time PhD in Geographical Information Science (Design), back at Lancaster University.

Updates and Outcomes

CEDE Church featured in the Church Times

CEDE Church featured in the Church Times

The CEDE installations at St Peter's De Beauvoir Town Church have been cited in relation to the argument for WiFi to be installed in every Church of England Church.

The Church of England's Buildings Division has backed a plan to fit all of the CofE's 16,000 churches with WiFi internet access....Read full update

Digital Empathy Project on BBC Click

Digital Empathy Project on BBC Click

The interactive systems we developed as part of our project on Digital Empathy for St Peter De Beauvoir Town Church in Hackney are featured on BBC Click

The has installed a wifi-enabled prayer candle system, digital advent window and a interactive font we created for the congregation...Read full update

Big Data Art

Big Data Art

How do you visulaise 2.5 billion calls and text messages exchanged between 5 million users?

As an output from some research using supplied as part of the Orange Data For Development Challenge we created a novel 3D printed representation of the data. The data itself relates to Orange phones...Read full update

CEDE Church featured in the Church Times

CEDE Church featured in the Church Times

The CEDE installations at St Peter's De Beauvoir Town Church have been cited in relation to the argument for WiFi to be installed in every Church of England Church.

The Church of England's Buildings Division has backed a plan to fit all of the CofE's 16,000 churches with WiFi internet access....Read full update

Digital Empathy Project on BBC Click

Digital Empathy Project on BBC Click

The interactive systems we developed as part of our project on Digital Empathy for St Peter De Beauvoir Town Church in Hackney are featured on BBC Click

The has installed a wifi-enabled prayer candle system, digital advent window and a interactive font we created for the congregation...Read full update

Big Data Art

Big Data Art

How do you visulaise 2.5 billion calls and text messages exchanged between 5 million users?

As an output from some research using supplied as part of the Orange Data For Development Challenge we created a novel 3D printed representation of the data. The data itself relates to Orange phones...Read full update

You can find a list of Jonny Huck's publications on the Lancaster University research pages.

Key Projects

Creating and Exploring Digital Empathy Creating and Exploring Digital Empathy Creating and Exploring Digital Empathy How do we unlock the digital communication of empathy
PAC-LANPAC-LAN PAC-LAN Worlds First NFC Mixed Reality Game