Justine Humphry is a Senior Lecturer in Digital Cultures at the University of Sydney in the Digital Cultures Program, Department of Media and Communications. Justine is a researcher of digital media and consumption focusing on mobile media and digital inequalities, urban communication and public space, mobile mediated work and smart technology transformation. In her research funded by the Australian Communications Consumer Network, she worked with young people, families and adults experiencing homelessness to study their access and use of mobile phones and the internet. In her project on young people's digital connectivity in cities she worked with homeless young people to find out about and respond to digital connectivity barriers. Justine has presented and published her research widely including in the Routledge Companion to Mobile Media, the Journal of Information, Communication and Society, Journal of Media, Culture and Society, New Media & Society, M/C Journal and the Australian Journal of Telecommunications and the Digital Economy.
The data collection and surveillance capabilities of smart street furniture raise a number of concerns.