Foth, M., Mitchell, P., & Estrada Grajales, C. (2018). Today’s Internet for Tomorrow’s Cities: On Algorithmic Culture and Urban Imaginaries. In J. Hunsinger, L. Klastrup, & M. Allen (Eds.), Second International Handbook of Internet Research. Berlin, Germany: Springer.

Foth, M. (2017, Jun 26). The Software-Sorted City: Big Data & Algorithms. In N. Odendaal & A. Aurigi (Eds.), Proceedings of Digital Cities 10: Towards a Localised Socio-Technical Understanding of the ‘Real’ Smart City, 8th International Conference on Communities and Technologies (C&T), Troyes, France.

Foth, M., Hudson-Smith, A., & Gifford, D. (2016). Smart Cities, Social Capital, and Citizens at Play: A Critique and a Way Forward. In F. X. Olleros & M. Zhegu (Eds.), Research Handbook on Digital Transformations (pp. 203-221). Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar. ISBN 978-1-78471-775-9.

Why we should design smart cities for getting lost
The ‘Lose Yourself in Melbourne’ ad was onto something: instead of being directed to the fastest or shortest route, some people might want to take a diverting detour. 


Daly, A., Devitt, K. & Mann, M. (Eds.) (2019). Good DataAmsterdam: Institute of Network Cultures.

Filonik, D., Medland, R., Foth, M., & Rittenbruch, M. (2013, Apr 3-5). A Customisable Dashboard Display for Environmental Performance Visualisations. In Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Persuasive Technology, Sydney, NSW.

Light, Ben, Mitchell, Peta, & Wikstrom, Patrik (2018) Big data, method and the ethics of location: A case study of a hookup app for men who have sex with men. Social Media and Society, 4(2). (

Mann, M., Devitt, K. & Daly, A. (2019). What is (in) good data? Daly, A., Devitt, K. & Mann, M. (Eds.) (2019). Good Data. Amsterdam:Institute of Network Cultures.

Devitt, K., Mann, M., Daly, A. (2019). Principles of good dataInstitute of Network Cultures blog.

Information Security and Privacy

Suzor, Nicolas P., Pappalardo, Kylie M., & McIntosh, Natalie (2017) The passage of Australia’s data retention regime: National security, human rights, and media scrutiny   Internet Policy Review6(1).

Mann, M., Daly, A., Wilson, M. & Suzor, N. (2018). The limits of (digital) constitutionalism? Exploring the privacy-security (im)balance in AustraliaInternational Communication Gazette, 80(4), 369-384.

Issues of digital security
For all the sophistication we humans have shown in developing new technological systems, we’ve got a surprisingly poor record when it comes to making them secure.

The Brave New World of ‘Surveillance Capitalism’
Contributor to The Feed, Elise Thomas, explores the expanding universe of companies offering data brokerage services that are ‘profiting from exploitation’ and ‘worryingly unregulated’ yet perfectly legal.

Open Data

Fitzgerald, Brian F. & Suzor, Nicolas P. (2005) Legal issues for the use of free and open source software in government. Melbourne University Law Review29(2), pp. 412-447.            

Fitzgerald, Anne M. & Pappalardo, Kylie M. (2009) Moving towards open standards. SCRIPTed6(2), pp. 467-483.

Fitzgerald, Brian F. & Pappalardo, Kylie M. (2007) The Law as Cyberinfrastructure. CT Watch Quarterly3(3), pp. 51-57.

Fitzgerald, Anne M., Pappalardo, Kylie M., & Austin, Anthony C. (2008) Understanding the legal implications of data sharing, access and reuse in the Australian research landscape.In Fitzgerald, Brian F. (Ed.) Legal Framework for E-Research : Realising the Potential. Sydney University Press, Sydney, pp. 161-188.

Fitzgerald, Anne M., Fitzgerald, Brian F., & Pappalardo, Kylie M. (2009) The Future of Data Policy. In Hey , Tony, Tansley, Stewart, & Tolle, Kristin (Eds.) The Fourth Paradigm: Data-Intensive Scientific Discovery. Microsoft Research, online, pp. 201-208.

Fitzgerald, Anne M. & Pappalardo, Kylie M. (2010) Information interoperability, government and open standards. In Fitzgerald, Brian F. (Ed.) Access to Public Sector Information : Law, Technology and Policy. Sydney University Press, Sydney, pp. 303-328.


Mitchell, Peta & Highfield, Tim (2017) Mediated geographies of everyday life—navigating the ambient, augmented and algorithmic geographies of geomedia. Ctrl-Z: New Media Philosophy, 7. (

How comfortable are you with your phone tracking your every move?
Your phone is tracking your every move and you likely gave it permission to do so – are you okay with that?


Filonik, D., Bednarz, T., Rittenbruch, M., & Foth, M. (2015, Sep 22-25). Collaborative Data Exploration Interfaces: From Participatory Sensing to Participatory Sensemaking. Poster presented at the IEEE International Symposium on Big Data Visual Analytics (BDVA 2015), Hobart, TAS.

Mann, M. & Smith, M. (2017). Automated facial recognition technology: Recent developments and strengthening oversightUNSW Law Journal, 40(1), 121-145.

Qld biometric bill gets a pass
An amendment to legislation in Queensland that would give the state’s law enforcement access to shared biometric face matching services is being described as “incredibly problematic” by digital privacy advocates.

Facial recognition software trials in Queensland alarm privacy advocates
A facial recognition technology trial is underway in Queensland, alarming privacy advocates who fear such developments could lead to bigger databanks of stored personal information.

Australian facial-matching system prone to errors against people of colour, experts warn
UK study found facial matching wrongly identified people in 91% of cases