Ms A.D. (Dorien) Zandbergen

  • Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences
    Programme group: Political Sociology: Power, Place and Difference
  • Visiting address
    REC BC
    Nieuwe Achtergracht 166  Room number: B6.22
  • Postal address:
    Postbus  15508
    1001 NA  Amsterdam


  • Sharon, T., & Zandbergen, D. (2017). From data fetishism to quantifying selves: Self-tracking practices and the other values of data . New Media & Society, 19(11), 1695-1709. DOI: 10.1177/1461444816636090  [details] 
  • Zandbergen, A. D. (in press). “We Are Sensemakers": The (Anti-)politics of Smart City Co-creation. Public Culture.
  • Zandbergen, A. D., Noorman, M., & Swierstra, T. (in press). Questioning the normative core of RI:: the challenges posed to stakeholder engagement in a corporate setting. In L. Asveld, M. E. C. van Dam-Mieras, T. Swierstra, S. A. C. M. Lavrijssen, C. A. Linse, & J. van den Hoven (Eds.), Responsible Innovation 3: A European Agenda? Springer.


  • Zandbergen, A. D., & Jaffe, R. K. (2014). Participation. Citizenship, Democracy and Responsibilization. Etnofoor, 26(2), 7-10.


  • Zandbergen, A. D. (2012). Acceleration and Gnostic Timelessness in Silicon Valley: How Gnostic Spirituality has come to Matter in the 'Information Age'. Etnofoor, 24(1), 29-55.
  • Zandbergen, A. D. (2012). Fulfilling the Sacred Potential of Technology.: New Edge Technophilia, Consumerism, and Spirituality in Silicon Valley. In D. Houtman, & B. Meyer (Eds.), Things: Religion and the Question of Materiality. (pp. 356-378). Fordham University Press.


  • Zandbergen, A. D. (2010). Silicon Valley New Age. The Co-constitution of the Digital and the Sacred. In S. Aupers, & D. Houtman (Eds.), Religions of Modernity: Relocating the Sacred to the Self and the Digital. (pp. 161-186). Brill.


  • Zandbergen, A. D. (2016). Big Data en de Californische Ideologie. De Helling, 29.


  • Zandbergen, A. D. (Author). (2015). The Gr1p Foundation. Gr1p Foundation.


  • Zandbergen, A. D. (2014). Virtual Illusions: What Psychedelics, the Counterculture and Virtual Technologies have in common. AR[t] Augmented Reality, Art and Technology, 5, 8-11.

Media appearance

  • Zandbergen, Dorien (28-12-2016): Big Data en de Californische Ideologie [Print] Bureau De Helling. Big Data en de Californische Ideologie.
  • Zandbergen, Dorien (14-11-2016): Insert User Podcast. Ethiek van de Startup Scene.
  • Zandbergen, Dorien (19-05-2016): Interview CNN Documentary on Amsterdam as Smart City [Television] CNN. interviewed by Bill Weir for his CNN program The Wonderlist.
  • Zandbergen, Dorien (01-01-2015): Interview with Dorien Zandbergen about her Smart City film [Print] Institute for Network Cultures, Amsterdam. Interview with Dorien Zandbergen about her Smart City film.

Talk / presentation

  • Zandbergen, Dorien (speaker) (18-1-2017): "Against the Smart Citizen" Some critical remarks about digital activism, Smart Citizen Talks – The I-City, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
  • Zandbergen, Dorien (speaker) (4-9-2016): The politics of participatory data-science projects, 4S/EASST.
  • Zandbergen, Dorien (speaker) (25-6-2016): This Egg says "I care", Disclosing Sustainability conference .
  • Zandbergen, Dorien (speaker) (21-4-2016): Smart City politics, Design and the City .
  • Zandbergen, Dorien (speaker) (21-3-2016): Hippies & Hackers, Dries Langeveld Lezing.
  • Zandbergen, Dorien (speaker) (1-1-2016): 5 screenings Smart City documentaire, Screening of Documentary.
  • Zandbergen, A.D. (invited speaker) (7-12-2015): Smart City. In search of the Smart Citizen, Sensor Makers Event, Nijmegen.
  • Zandbergen, A.D. (invited speaker) (16-10-2015): Citizen Empowerment?, Amsterdam Measuring Event, HvA, Amsterdam.
  • Zandbergen, A.D. (invited speaker) (28-9-2015): LUNÄ Talk over sterfelijkheid en buitenaards leven, LUNÄ Talk, Boerhaave Museum, Leiden.
  • Zandbergen, A.D. (invited speaker) (22-9-2015): Smart Citizens, Minor Creative Cities, University of Utrecht, Utrecht.


  • Zandbergen, Dorien (organiser) (21-3-2016): People, Data and Power (organising a conference, workshop, ...).
  • Zandbergen, A.D. (other) (2015): Member, Centre for Urban Studies (other).
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