Publications and Conferences


(Some publications have been published under my former name, Kristin Scott)


Scott, Kristin. The Digital City and Mediated Urban Ecologies (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016).

Published book chapters and articles

Digital FuturesScott, Kristin. “Digital Urban Health & Security: NYC’s Got An App For That,” in Edward Clift, Carol Smith, and Glenda Amayo Caldwell, eds., Digital Futures and the City of Today: New Technologies and Physical Spaces (Intellect Books: 2016).

Case study: Scott, Kristin. “New York City’s Open Data,” in Eric Gordon and Paul Mihailidis, eds., Civic Media: Technology, Design, Practice (MIT Press, 2016).

Scott, Kristin. “Designing Cities of the Future,” Digital America. Issue 1; Vol. 3. December 17, 2013. Pedagogical process piece.

Scott, Kristin. “Gateway to Virtual Science,” University of Chicago Magazine, Dec. 2001.


10151951585027926Featured / Invited Speaker:

  • “Smart City Seattle and the Geographies of Exclusion,” Eastern Communication Association Conference, Philadelphia, PA. *Featured speaker; paper chosen as one of top four papers submitted for 2015 conference and reviewed by the Communication and Technology Interest Group, 2015.
  • “Open Data / Open Government? The New (Digital) Urbanism,” Cities at the Center of the World Conference, George Mason University Center for Global Studies, Arlington, VA, 2014.
  • “Augmented Gender Identities in Massive Multiplayer Online Environments,” Gender and Masculinity Conference, Hampden-Sydney College, VA, 2014.

Conference Presentations: 

  • “Gov 2.0: Open Government,” IITEC Conference: TIC e Envolvimento Cidadão, Belém do Pará, Federal University of Pará, Brazil, 2016.
  • “Digital Urban Health & Security: NYC’s Got an App for That,” The Mediated City Conference, Los Angeles, CA, 2014.
  • “Seattle as a ‘Smart City’: Digital Sustainability, Race, Class and Equity,” as part of panel, “Who Makes a City?: Contesting and Creating Urban Space,” Cultural Studies Association Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2014.
  • “CyberCity, USA: Re-Engineering Citizenship Through Urban Militarization and Securitization,” Crossroads 2014, Association for Cultural Studies. Tampere, Finland, 2014.
  • “The ‘Digital City’: Urban Heterotopias.” Radical Space: The Centre for Cultural Studies Research Conference, University of East London, England, 2013.
  • Chair and Presenter: “New York City: Digital Sustainability & Open (Data) Government,” for panel: “From New York to Jakarta: Digi-Transitional Urban Spaces and Materialities,” Cultural Studies Association Conference, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL, 2013.
  • “New York City’s Road Map for the Digital City: Social Media(ted) Governance or Smartphone Surveillance?” Critiquing Culture: The Cultural Studies Graduate Conference, George Mason University, VA, 2012.
  • “Global Positioning SYstems and the (Re)structuring of the Urban Public Sphere” for panel: “Mediating Mobilities: Cell Phones in the Public Sphere,” Cultural Studies Association Conference, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL, 2011.
  • “Technological Anaesthesia” Cultural Studies Association Conference, UC Berkeley, CA, 2010.
  • “The Transhumanist Vision of Postgenderism and H+Media: Beyond the Gender Binary?” Gender, Bodies, and Technology Conference, Virginia Tech, Roanoke, VA, 2010.
  • “Transhumanism and the Dollhouse: An Exploration of Imprinted Happiness and the Downloading of Consciousness,” Manufacturing Happiness: Investigating Subjectivity, Transformation, and Cultural Capital Conference, George Mason University, VA, 2009.
  • “Cyberculture and Second Life,” Second Life at Mason,Community of Distance Educators Academy Conference, George Mason University, VA, 2009.
  • “The Fragmentation of the Narrative Body and the Queering of Identity in Jeanette Winterson’s The Powerbook,” GLBTQ – Queer Art/Queer Action (Politics of Possibility) Conference,University of North Carolina at Asheville, NC, 2009.
  • “Screen Life,” Unthinking Television: Visual Culture[s] Beyond the Console Conference, George Mason University, VA, 2009.
  • “Mii, Myself, and I(dentities),” LEVEL UP: Discussions on Video Games and Socialization, George Mason University, VA, 2009.