Centre for Urban Studies

dr. A.D. (Dorien) Zandbergen

  • Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences
    GPIO : Governance and Inclusive Development
  • Visiting address
    REC BC
    Nieuwe Achtergracht 166  Room number: B6.22
  • Postal address:
    Postbus  15629
    1001 NC  Amsterdam
  • A.D.Zandbergen@uva.nl


  • 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, D. (2017). “We Are Sensemakers”: The (Anti-)politics of Smart City Co-creation. Public Culture, 29(3), 2332-2348. DOI: 10.1215/08992363-3869596  [details] 
  • Zandbergen, A. D., Noorman, M., & Swierstra, T. (2017). 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? (pp. 231-249). 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. (2017). Cities of Light and Air. The politics of dematerialization in the smart city. Paper presented at Political Materiality of Cities, UvA/CUS, .
  • Zandbergen, A. D. (2017). How to be Smart in the City?. Paper presented at Urban Automation Workshop Sheffield, UK, .
  • Zandbergen, A. D. (2017). The paradoxical political culture of smart citizens. Paper presented at The expansion of the health data ecosystem: Challenges, alternatives and ways forward at Maastricht University, .


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


  • Zandbergen, A. D. (Author). (2015). The Gr1p Foundation. Web publication/site, Gr1p Foundation.Retrieved from http://gr1p.org 


  • 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.


  • Zandbergen, A. D. (2018). Prijs voor Publieke Sociologie voor de documentaire Smart City.

Media appearance

  • Zandbergen, D. (09-12-2017). Privacy in een stad vol glurende ogen, kan dat? [Print] Trouw. Privacy in een stad vol glurende ogen, kan dat?.
  • Zandbergen, D. (28-12-2016). Big Data en de Californische Ideologie [Print] Bureau De Helling. Big Data en de Californische Ideologie.
  • Zandbergen, D. (14-11-2016). Insert User Podcast. Ethiek van de Startup Scene.
  • Zandbergen, D. (19-05-2016). Interview CNN Documentary on Amsterdam as Smart City [Television] CNN. interviewed by Bill Weir for his CNN program The Wonderlist.
  • Zandbergen, D. (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, A. D. (invited speaker) (21-10-2017). Presentation in video installation for the Embassy of Data, Dutch Design Week, Eindhoven.
  • Zandbergen, D. (speaker) (18-1-2017). "Against the Smart Citizen" Some critical remarks about digital activism, Smart Citizen Talks – The I-City, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
  • Zandbergen, D. (speaker) (4-9-2016). The politics of participatory data-science projects, 4S/EASST.
  • Zandbergen, D. (speaker) (25-6-2016). This Egg says "I care", Disclosing Sustainability conference .
  • Zandbergen, D. (speaker) (21-4-2016). Smart City politics, Design and the City .
  • Zandbergen, D. (speaker) (21-3-2016). Hippies & Hackers, Dries Langeveld Lezing.
  • Zandbergen, D. (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, D. (organiser) (21-3-2016). People, Data and Power. Many cities in the world are currently ‘upgrading’ into Smart Cities: cities made more sustainable and efficient by means of smart technologies and (…) (organising a conference, workshop, ...).
  • Zandbergen, A. D. (other) (2015). Member, Centre for Urban Studies (other).
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