On April 24, 2017, Rob Kitchin presented a lecture at SP2 titled “The Ethics of Urban Big Data & Smart Cities.” The lecture was sponsored by the Initiative on Culture, Society, & Critical Policy Studies as part of the Control Societies: Technocratic Forces and Ontologies of Difference speaker series.
Rob Kitchin is professor and ERC Advanced Investigator at the National University of Ireland Maynooth. He is (co)principal investigator of the Programmable City project, the Building City Dashboards project, the All-Island Research Observatory, and the Digital Repository of Ireland. He has published widely across the social sciences, including 23 authored/edited books and over 150 articles and book chapters. He was the editor-in-chief of the 12 volume International Encyclopedia of Human Geography, and is presently editor of the journal Dialogues in Human Geography. He was the 2013 recipient of the Royal Irish Academy’s Gold Medal for the Social Sciences.