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How people are making the city smart – the role of algorithms in urban space

About the Digital Futures Postdoc Fellow
December 2020 – August 2022
Mareike Glöss main research interest is understanding digital transformations and their diffusion into everyday life. She looks at how novel computing technologies are appropriated and how this impacts everyday life. An important part of her work is translating results to inform the design and development of new technologies. Mareike is especially interested in public spaces and how people move through them. She has studied auto-mobility aspects – on the road with Swedish commuters or as a passenger in Californian cabs and Uber rides.

But there is a big chance that auto-mobility will only be a small part of future mobility (at most). Thus, more recently, she started to think about new approaches to mobility away from single modes of transportation. According to Mareike Glöss, we must start thinking much more about personal journeys and intermodal forms of transport. Closely related to this is her interest in Smart Cities. Those are still treated very much like a future vision, but in reality, cities are already very smart. Just in a  much more chaotic form than we imagined. And this chaos is something she would like to untangle.

Main supervisor
Rob Comber, Associate Professor, Division of Media Technology and Interaction Designs, KTH.

Co-supervisor
Jonathan Metzger
, Professor at School of Architecture and the Built Environment, Urban planning and Environment at KTH

Contacts

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Mareike Glöss

Digital Futures Postdoctoral Fellow, Postdoc project: How people are making the city smart – the role of algorithms in urban space

gloss@kth.se
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Rob Comber

Associate Professor, Division of Media Technology and Interaction Designs at KTH, Supervisor postdoc of project How people are making the city smart – the role of algorithms in urban space, Digital Futures Faculty

+46 8 790 62 12
rcomber@kth.se
Jonathan Metzger

Jonathan Metzger

Professor, School of Architecture and the Built Environment, Urban planning and Environment at KTH, Co-supervisor of Postdoc project How people are making the city smart – the role of algorithms in urban space, Digital Futures Faculty

+46 8 790 79 05
jonathan.metzger@abe.kth.se