References

This reference & knowledge base complements the website thewavingcat.com as well as my personal research interests. It serves as a tool for my own research as well as documentation. Maybe it’s helpful for you, too.

Please note that this is an experiment and there is absolutely no guarantee this will be maintained longer term or updated with any regularity.


Research

A selection of research, studies, articles that I’ve found useful or find myself coming back to.

Sources marked with an *asterisk and in bold mean I was involved in that research/publication, and my own research is also duplicated at the foot of the list.

Please note that this list is not comprehensive in any way. It’s an experiment, a living document, and a tool to more quickly find these sources again. The list might extend or shrink or be restructured (or even deleted!) at any given time. Pointers to things that should be including are always welcome, obviously.


Smart Cities

Projects & Initiatives

Cities Coalition for Digital Rights: Declaration of Cities Coalition for Digital Rights. 2018. Available at https://citiesfordigitalrights.org/

Books

Green, B: The Smart Enough City. MIT Press 2019.

Sennett, R: Building and Dwelling: Ethics for the City. Allen Lane 2018.

Townsend, A: Smart Cities. W. W. Norton & Company 2013.

Studies & research papers

*Digitalisierung und die Smart City. Co-authored an appendix/expert study with Prof. Dr. Christoph Bieber to the WBGU (Advisory Council on Global Change) report: Humanity on the move: The transformative power of cities. 2016. Report available online at https://www.wbgu.de/en/publications/publication/humanity-on-the-move-unlocking-the-transformative-power-of-cities

Articles

Bria, F: You’re thinking about smart cities in completely the wrong way. In WIRED, 17 April 2019. Available online at https://www.wired.co.uk/article/reboot-britain-francesca-bria

Morozov, E. and Bria, F.: Rethinking the Smart City. Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung NYC. January 2018. Available online at http://www.rosalux-nyc.org/wp-content/files_mf/morozovandbria_eng_final55.pdf

Söderström, Paasche, Klauser: Smart cities as corporate storytelling. In City vol. 18, issue 3. 2014.


Internet of Things

Books

Sterling, B: The Epic Struggle of the Internet of Things. Strelka 2014


Smart Homes

Books

*Understanding the Connected Home. Thoughts on living in tomorrow’s connected home. Michelle Thorne & Peter Bihr. https://thewavingcat.com/2016/06/understanding-the-connected-home-2nd-edition/

Projects & Initiatives

*The Good Home. Exploring ideas for 21st century home living. Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino & Peter Bihr (archive only). http://thegoodhome.org/


Artificial Intelligence (AI)

All things to do with AI, Machine Learning (ML) and Algorithmic Decision Making (ADM).

Studies & research papers

AlgorithmWatch: Atlas of Automation. April 2019. Available at https://atlas.algorithmwatch.org/report_en/ (Study)

Elish, M: Moral Crumple Zones: Cautionary Tales in Human-Robot Interaction. In Engaging Science, Technology, and Society 5, 2019.

Reisman, Schultz, Crawford, Whittaker: Algorithmic Impact Assessments: A Practical Framework For Public Agency Accountability. April 2018. AI Now Institute. Available online at https://ainowinstitute.org/aiareport2018.pdf

Whittaker, Crawford et al: AI Now Report 2018. AI Now Institute. December2018. Available online at https://ainowinstitute.org/AI_Now_2018_Report.pdf

Policy papers

Datenethikkommission: Recommendations of the Data Ethics Commission for the Federal Government’s Strategy on Artificial Intelligence. October 2019. Available at https://www.bmjv.de/SharedDocs/Downloads/DE/Ministerium/ForschungUndWissenschaft/DEK_Empfehlungen_englisch.pdf?__blob=publicationFile&v=3

VZBV (Federation of German Consumer Organisations): Regulation of algorithmic decision making for the benefit of consumers. 2019. Executive summary available at https://www.vzbv.de/sites/default/files/downloads/2019/07/19/19-06-25_vzbv_positions_adm_control_summary_en.pdf


Data, Data Practices, Privacy

Articles

Tisné, M: It’s Time for a Data Bill of Rights. In Technology Review. 14 Dec 2018. Available online at https://www.technologyreview.com/s/612588/its-time-for-a-bill-of-data-rights/


Digital Rights


Sustainability-Climate-Ecology


Governance & Policy

Admittedly a wide range. Might have to be split into smaller categories eventually.

Projects & Initiatives

Bloemen, Keller, Tarkowski: A Shared Digital Europe. An initiative by Centrum Cyfrowe (Warsaw), Commons Network (Amsterdam) and publicspace.online (Amsterdam).  May 2018. Available online at https://shared-digital.eu/


Responsible Tech

Thinking and research around responsible / ethical / human-centric tech. Expect plenty overlap with other categories.

Books

Bowles, C: Future Ethics. NowNext 2018 (Book)

Toolkits & Frameworks

Doteveryone: Consequence Scanning. May 2019. Available online at https://doteveryone.org.uk/project/consequence-scanning/


Critical tech thinking

Books

Greenfield, A: Radical Technologies. Verso 2017.

Odell, J: How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy”. Melville House 2019.

Zuboff, S: The Age of Surveillance Capitalism. PublicAffairs 2019.


Miscellaneous

Sacasas, L.M.: Kranzberg’s Six Laws of Technology, a Metaphor, and a Story. Blog post, 25 August 2011. Available online at https://thefrailestthing.com/2011/08/25/kranzbergs-six-laws-of-technology-a-metaphor-and-a-story/


Research I was involved in

*Understanding the Connected Home. Thoughts on living in tomorrow’s connected home. Michelle Thorne & Peter Bihr. https://thewavingcat.com/2016/06/understanding-the-connected-home-2nd-edition/

*The Good Home. Exploring ideas for 21st century home living. Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino & Peter Bihr (archive only). http://thegoodhome.org/

*Digitalisierung und die Smart City. Co-authored an appendix/expert study with Prof. Dr. Christoph Bieber to the WBGU (Advisory Council on Global Change) report: Humanity on the move: The transformative power of cities. 2016. Report available online at https://www.wbgu.de/en/publications/publication/humanity-on-the-move-unlocking-the-transformative-power-of-cities