Fiona McDermott is a researcher based at CONNECT, the Research Centre for Future Communications and Networks at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. Her research explores the socio-cultural implications of data-driven technologies, with a particular focus on autonomous systems, data infrastructures, and urban governance. Her PhD research focused on Internet of Things technologies as applied to public infrastructures and city services. Previously, she was a Fulbright scholar at the School of Media Studies at the New School in New York and a researcher at the Interaction Design Centre at the University of Limerick. She is part of the curatorial team that will represent Ireland at the Venice Architecture Biennale 2021.