Professor Marcus Foth

Marcus Foth is Professor of Urban Informatics in the QUT Design Lab, Faculty of Creative Industries, Education, and Social Justice, at Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia. He is also an Honorary Professor in the School of Communication and Culture at Aarhus University, Denmark. Marcus’ research brings together people, place, and technology. His current research foci include: urban media and geoprivacy; data care in smart cities; digital inclusion and participation; blockchain and food supply chains, and; sustainability and more-than-human futures. His research directly coincides with a historic moment: Cities now house most of the world’s population as well as both major physical and digital infrastructure. Marcus founded the Urban Informatics Research Lab in 2006. Ahead of their time and well before the term “smart cities” became popular, he championed a new field of research: Urban informatics examines people creating, applying and using information and communication technology and data in cities and urban environments.

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