Shelf is Paolo Cardullo’s algorithmic art project (2007 – date). Primarily, it shows how derivative is intellectual work. It juxtaposes the work he has done with a clever WordPress plugin, Zotpress. This makes Shelf very different from a List of Publications or an academic CV. Zotpress uses an Application Programming Interface (API) to connect kiddingthecity to Paolo’s evolving Zotero database: little need to type anything here 😎

Zotero is a Free and Open Source, cross-platform, reference manager that integrates with your browser and word processor – it offers now a ‘My Publications’ folder which is automatically published to your Zotero profile page, see mine here →→→ see my entire Zotero library.

Screenshot of my Zotero interface

Kiddingthecity has been providing Open Access since 2007 under  Creative Commons License Creative Commons →→→ see my projects on Open Science Framework →→→ check ORCID: they’ve done my metadata scraping for you: →→→ my full academic CV is here.

Credits for the random headers above


  • (2021) Cardullo Paolo, Citizens in the ‘Smart City’: Participation, Co-production, Governance. Routledge ISBN: 9780429438806

Introduction from the publisher’s website 
Final Chapter pre-print from Open Science Framework
→ extended book blurb in this blog post
endorsements and reviews


  • (2021) The Internet of People strikes back: Two future scenarios and a proposition, in New Geographies 12: Commons, Harvard Graduate School Of Design, ISBN 978-1-934510-81-0. Pre-print available @ Open Science Framework.
  • (2021) Provincialising smart cities, City, 25(3–4), pp. 553–555. Review Forum. doi: 10.1080/13604813.2021.1939970.
  • (2020) Cardullo, P., & Roio, D., Mesh Networking, Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology, 2nd edition Pre-print available @ Open Science Framework.
  • (2019) Cardullo, P. & Kitchin, R. Being a ‘citizen’ in the smart city: Up and down the scaffold of smart citizen participation in Dublin, Ireland. GeoJournal, 84 (1), pp. 1–13, DOI: 10.1007/s10708-018-9845-8. Read-only available →→→ see this video lecture where I explain the ‘Scaffold of Smart Citizens Participation’
  • (2019) Commoning the smart city: A case for a public Internet provision. SocArXiv pre-print @ Open Science Framework.
  • (2019) Cardullo, P., & Kitchin, R., Smart urbanism and smart citizenship: The neoliberal logic of ‘citizen-focused’ smart cities in Europe. Environment and Planning C: Politics and Space. 37 (5), pp. 813-830 DOI: 10.1177/0263774X18806508 ; SocArXiv pre-print @ Open Science Framework.
  • (2018) Kitchin, R., Cardullo, P., & Di Feliciantonio, C., Citizenship, Justice and the Right to the Smart City. The Programmable City Working Paper 41, 17 October 2018, SocArXiv pre-print @ Open Science Framework.
  • (2018) Cardullo, P., Kitchin, R., & Di Feliciantonio, C. Living labs and vacancy in the neoliberal city. Cities, Volume 73, Pages 44-50. DOI: 10.1016/j.cities.2017.10.008.
  • (2018) CCTV Oddity: Playing Up Video Surveillance, in Visual Security Studies: Sights and Spectacles of Insecurity and War, Routledge. DOI:9781138229921.
  • (2017) Cardullo, P. & Kitchin, R., Living Labs, Vacancy, and Gentrification. The Programmable City Working Paper 27. SocArXiv pre-print @ Open Science Framework.
  • (2017) Gentrification in the mesh? An ethnography of Open Wireless Network (OWN) in Deptford, City, Routledge; DOI: 10.1080/13604813.2017.1325236 →→→ SocArXiv pre-print @ Open Science Framework.
  • (2017) Urban change and the mesh: An ethnography of Deptford’s Open Wireless Network in: Aiello, G., Tarartino M., & Oakleys, K., Communicating the City, Peter Lang. DOI: 10.3726/978-1-4539-1902-6 →→→ Final draft
  • (2017) CCTV oddity: Archaeology and aesthetics of video surveillance, Visual Studies, Routledge. DOI: 10.1080/1472586X.2017.1328988 →→→ SocArXiv pre-print @ Open Science Framework.
  • (2015) Tweaking the wireless space: Place Hacking by far away? BSA Symposium University of Liverpool
  • (2015) ‘Hacking Multitude’ and Big Data: Some insights from the Turkish ‘Digital Coup’, Big Data & Society, SAGE; DOI: 10.1177/2053951715580599
  • (2015) Earthquake in the city: The people yet to come, co-authored with Prof. M. Russo, University of Modena, DEMB Working Paper Series N. 63. Available here.
  • (2014) Sniffing the city: Issues of sousveillance in innercity London, Visual Studies 29.3, Routledge; DOI: 10.1080/1472586X.2014.
  • (2012-14, working paper) CCTV oddity: Playing up video surveillance, in: CAST University of Copenhagen and Politics Department University of Turku, Visual Aspect of Security workshops.

Edited Collections

  • (2019) Kitchin, R., Cardullo, P., Di Feliciantonio, C., (eds.) The Right to the Smart City, Emerald Publishing
  • (2014) Cardullo, P., Gupta, R., Hakim, J. (eds.) London: City of Paradox, N. 3 CMRB online series
  • (2014) Cardullo, P., Gupta, R., Hakim, J. (eds.)  Sociology, Politics, Thinking and Acting: A Festschrift for Nira Yuval-Davis, N. 2 CMRB online series

 Book Reviews


→→→ Photobooks Shelf for more info and browsing


  • Interview for Dublin Enquirer, 02/2021
  • Citizens in the “Smart City”: Participation, Co-production and Governance, Extended book blurb IN3 UOC 10/2020
  • Data Citizens. Expert Interview Series: Data Cultures and Smart Cities. Faculty of Arts. University of Melbourne, 01/2021 →→→ see an extract here where I explain the ‘Scaffold of Smart Citizens Participation’ (Cardullo & Kitchin 2019)
  • The Internet of People (IoP) strikes back, Minim 06/2020
  • Interview for Expansion, 04/2020
  • Interview for OUC News, 04/2020
  • Satire Allowed, article for New Left Project, 2015
  • One year collaboration to Sociology Lens, Wiley – Blackwell Publishing, 2009

Art Installations

  • (2013) #OCTV in collaboration with James Stevens @ spc, at the International Visual Sociology Association annual conference, Goldsmiths University of London. Dataset available from SocArXiv.


Short Films

  • (2009) Trail of Images — using hacked CCTV footages, Deptford TV collective
  • (2008) Lewisham77 — commemoration of the Battle of Lewisham, Deptford TV collective

Photo Competitions (shortlisted)

  • Migration, COMPAS Oxford 2011 & 2012
  • Dignity, Human Rights Centre at Essex University, 2011
  • What is Crime? at 198 Gallery London, 2009
  • Cycle photo-diary, Greenwich Council, 2007
see my list of publications as a Zotpress collection

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