IxDA Dublin and Refresh Dublin have joined forces to bring you yet another great evening of knowledge and inspiration.
Software is essential to the functioning of cities. It is deeply and pervasively embedded into the systems and infrastructure of the built environment and in the management and governance of urban societies.
Software-enabled technologies and services augment and facilitate how we understand and plan cities, how we manage urban services and utilities, and how we live urban lives. This talk will consider theoretical and methodological tools for understanding how (1) how software reshapes the city; (2) how the city is translated into software, with respect to four key urban practices - understanding, managing, working, and living in the city.
About Prof. Rob Kitchin
Prof. Rob Kitchin is Director of the National Institute of Regional and Spatial Analysis at the National University of Ireland Maynooth. He has published widely across the social sciences and is editor of the international journals, Progress in Human Geography and Dialogues in Human Geography.
He is a principal investigator for the Digital Repository Ireland, the Irish Qualitative Data Archive, and the All-Island Research Observatory, and he has recently been awarded an ERC Advanced Investigator award for a project entitled ‘The Programmable City’, which over the next five years will examine the intersection of ubiquitous computing, big data, software and smart urbanism. He blogs at Ireland After NAMA and The View From the Blue House and tweets at @robkitchin.