The Research Objectives for ReaLsMs are as follows:

  • Bring a new perspective to the Smart City and Data City from Digital Studies that emphasises the articulation of the algorithmic process, human interaction with technology and different areas of knowledge development in order extend understanding of citizen capacity (WP1)
  • Illuminate the “black box” regarding Smart City technologies and Big Data for citizens to increase knowledge of and influence over data collection and subsequent use of data (WP2)
  • Experiment and introduce new forms of citizen participation in the Data City (WP3)