I am an anthropologist working at the School of Society, Ethics & Politics in the Department of Sociology & Criminology at University College Cork. My main research interests include social impacts of technology, technological ‘agency’ with regional expertise on Ireland and China. I am a recent recipient of the Irish Research Council Laureate award for an ethnographic project on Smart Cities examining urban digital transition. This work is being undertaken at the CyberSocial Research Lab at UCC – www.cybersocial.ie of which I am Director. I am also co-director with Fiona Murphy of the Atlantic Anthropological Workshop, run annual for Post-Graduates in Anthropology in the beautiful environs of the Dingle Peninsula.