LEAH E. HORGAN / Long Beach CA 


I am researching, organizing, and art-ing around smart cities / housing / surveillance / being data-driven / design / related affects and histories


1. Bio
2. CV
3. Select Talks / Writings
4. Portfolio (coming soon)
5. Upcoming Stuff (coming soon)


horganl [ at ] uci [ dot ] edu

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Select Talks + Papers

Talk + Paper: 2019. “The Everyday of Future-Avoiding: Data-drivenness and Administering the Smart City.” American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting. Washington D.C. Full Paper Forthcoming.

Book Review: 2019. The Robotic Imaginary: The Human and the Price of Dehumanized Labor by Jennifer Rhee (University of Minnesota Press, 2018). Information and Culture.  

Talk: “Being Data-Driven: Temporal Work in the Smart City.” 10th International Process Symposium, Hailkidi, Greece, June 20th-23rd, 2018.

Talk: “Experimentality in Data-Driven Governance.” Data Justice Conference. 2018 Cardiff University, UK.

Talk: “Making the Future of the City: Future Perfect Smart Cities.” Panel: Making Pasts, Making Futures: Material Practices of Temporal Work. 2017 4S Meeting, Boston, MA.

Paper: Horgan, Leah and Paul Dourish. Ambiguity, Ambivalence, and Activism: Data Organizing Inside the Institution. Krisis, Issue 1, 2018.

Paper: “Already Global Local”: Complicating Notions of Technological Innovation and Expertise in Africa. 2017 Strategic Narratives of Technology and Africa Conference, M-ITI, Portugal.

Talk: “The Organizational Infrastructures of Urban Data.” 5th Innovation in Information Infrastructures (III) Workshop, 2017.

Paper: Chat Speed OP PogChamp: Practices of Coherence in Massive Twitch Chat. In Proceedings of the 2017 CHI Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems. ACM, New York, NY, USA, 858-871. DOI