Taylor Shelton

Taylor Shelton is currently a postdoctoral fellow in the Center for Urban Innovation at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Prior to coming to Georgia Tech, Taylor earned his PhD from the Graduate School of Geography at Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts. A lifelong Kentuckian, he also earned B.A. and M.A. degrees from the Department of Geography at the University of Kentucky under the supervision of Dr. Matthew Zook.

Taylor is a broadly-trained human geographer with interests in the myriad ways that data is (re)shaping how we understand and intervene in urban processes. Whether it's mapping tweets or mapping vacant properties, Taylor is committed to combining the creative analysis and visualization of spatial data with a theoretically-informed understanding of how these new technologies and sources of data shape our ways of understanding the world around us.

When not making some of the maps and pithy comments that you can find here at Floatingsheep, Taylor can otherwise be found finding new ways to waste time in front of a computer screen. If for some unforeseeable reason you feel the need to contact him, Taylor can be reached via email at johntaylorshelton [at] gmail [dot] com.