Publications and Presentations

Doctoral Thesis

Revealing Place in the Sprawl: A Phenomenological Investigation into Location-Based Social Networking, defended March 2013. Revealing Place in the Sprawl in pdf form.


Evans, L. (2018), The Re-Emergence of Virtual Reality, London: Routledge.

Coletta, C., Evans, L., Heaphy, L. and Kitchin, R. (eds.) (2018), Creating Smart Cities. London: Routledge.

Evans, L. & Saker, M. (2017), Location-Based Social Networking: Space, Time and Identity. London: Palgrave Macmillan.

Evans, L. (2015), Locative Social Media: Place in the Digital Age, London: Palgrave Macmillan.


Evans, L. (2020). ‘The Embodied Empathy Revolution…’: Pornography and the Contemporary State of Consumer Virtual RealityPorn Studies.

Evans, L., & Saker, M. (2018). The playeur and Pokémon Go: Examining the effects of locative play on spatiality and sociabilityMobile Media & Communication

Evans, L. & Kitchin, R. (2018). A Smart Place to Work? Big Data Systems, Labour, Control and Modern Retail StoresNew Technology, Work and Employment, 33 (1), pp. 44-57. doi:10.1111/ntwe.12107

Kitchin, R., Coletta, C., Evans, L., Heaphy, L. and Mac Donncha, D. (2017). Smart cities, epistemic communities, advocacy coalitions and the `last mile’ problemit – Information Technology, 59 (6), pp. 275-284. doi:10.1515/itit-2017-0004

Evans, L. & Saker, M. (2016). Locative Media and Identity: Accumulative technologies of the self. Sage Open, August 2016, 6 (3) doi: 10.1177/2158244016662692.

Perng, S-Y., Kitchin, R. & Evans, L. (2016). Locative Media and data-driven computing experiments. Big Data and Society, July-December 2016: pp. 1-12, doi: 10.1177/2053951716652161

Saker, M., & Evans, L. (2016). Everyday Life and Locative Play: An Exploration of Foursquare and Playful Engagements with Space and PlaceMedia, Culture and Society, April 19, 2016. doi: 10.1177/0163443716643149

Saker, M., & Evans, L. (2016). Locative mobile media and time: Foursquare and technological memory. First Monday, 21 (2). doi:10.5210/fm.v21i2.6006

Evans, L., Wu, Y. and Price, E. (2015). A new hope: Experiences of accessibility of services in deaf and hard-of-hearing audiences post-digital television switchover. International Journal of Digital Television, 6 (3), pp. 347-366.

Wang, Y., Sanchez-Rodrigues, V. and Evans, L. (2015). The Use of ICT in road freight transport for CO2 reduction – an exploratory study of UK’s grocery retail industry. The International Journal of Logistics Management, 26 (1), 2-29.

Evans, L. (2014). Being-towards the social: Mood and orientation to location-based social media, computational things and applicationsNew Media and Society, first published on January 9, 2014 as doi:10.1177/1461444813518183.

Evans, L. (2014). Maps as Deep: Reading the Code of Location-based Social NetworksIEEE Technology and Science Magazine, 33 (1), 73-80.

Wang, Y.,  Evans, L., Owusu, G. and McCormick, A. (2013) Data Integrity Issue in Asset-Intensive Industry. Journal of Advanced Management Science, 1 (3), 338-343.

Evans, L. (2011). Location-based Services: Transformation of the experience of spaceJournal of Location Based Services, 5 (3-4), pp. 242-260.

Evans, L. (2010). Thus Sang the Manic Street PreachersPhilosophy Now, 80, pp. 26-27.

Book Chapters

Evans, L. and Rzeszewski, M. (2020) ‘Hermeneutic Relations in VR: Immersion, Embodiment, Presence and HCI in VR Gaming’. In Fang, X. (Ed.) HCI in Games: Second International Conference, HCI-Games 2020, Held as Part of the 22nd HCI International Conference, HCII 2020, Copenhagen, Denmark, July 19–24, 2020, Proceedings. Pp. 23-38.

Saker M. and Evans L. (2020) Personalising the Urban: A Critical Account of Locative Media and the Digital Inscription of Place. In: Rajendran L., Odeleye N. (eds) Mediated Identities in the Futures of Place: Emerging Practices and Spatial Cultures. Springer Series in Adaptive Environments. Springer, Cham. Pp. 39-55.

Evans, L (2019) ‘Seeing the City through Google’s Eyes’, in Graham, M., Kitchin, R., Mattern, S. & Shaw, J. (Eds.) How to Run a City Like Amazon, and Other Fablespp. 529-538. London: Meatspace Press.

Evans, L. (2019) ‘Barriers to VR use in HE’, in Hudson, J. & Kerton, R.M. (Eds.) Proceedings of the VR/AR Conference 2018, pp. 1–11. Chichester: IM Publications Open.

Kitchin, R., Coletta, C., Evans, L. & Heaphy, L. (2019). ‘Smart cities, algorithmic technocracy and new urban technocrats’ in Raco, M. & Savini, F. (Eds.) Planning and Knowledge: How New Forms of Technocracy are Shaping Contemporary Citiespp. 199-212. Bristol: Policy Press.

Evans, L. (2018). ‘The Efficacy of phenomenology for Investigating Place with Locative Media’ in: Champion, E. (Ed.) The Phenomenology of Real and Virtual Places, pp. 38-50, London: Routledge.

Forrest, E. & Evans, L. (2018). ‘Feeling Photography: Exploring Care, Attunement and Dwelling through the work of Andre Kertész’ in: Battin, J. M. & Duarte, G. A. (Eds.) We Need to Talk About Heidegger: Essays Situating Martin Heidegger in Contemporary Media Studies, pp. 101-116, Berlin: Peter Lang.

Kitchin, R., Coletta, C., Evans, L. & Heaphy, R. (2018). ‘Creating Smart Cities’ in: Coletta, C., Evans, L. Heaphy, L. & Kitchin, R. (Eds.) Creating Smart Cities, pp. 1-18, London: Routledge.

Evans, L. (2018). ‘The privacy parenthesis: Private and public spheres, smart cities and big data’ in: Coletta, C., Evans, L. Heaphy, L. & Kitchin, R. (Eds.) Creating Smart Cities, pp. 194-204, London: Routledge.

Evans, L. & Perng, S-Y. (2017). ‘Spatial Knowledge and Behaviour’ in: Kitchin, R., Lauriault, T. & Wilson, M. W. (Eds.) Understanding Spatial Media, pp. 169-178, London: Sage.

Evans, L. (2016). ‘Feeling Place in the City: strange ontologies, Foursquare and location-based social media’ in: Kitchin, R. & Perng, S-Y. (Eds.) Code and the City: Regions and Cities, pp. 105-115, London: Routledge.

Wang, Y., Naim, M. & Evans, L. (2013). ‘Enabling Smart Logistics for Service Operations’, in: Owusu, G., O’Neill, P., McCall, J. & Doherty, N. F. (Eds.) Transforming Field and Service Operations, pp. 237-256, Springer: Berlin Heidelberg.

Evans, L. (2013). ‘How to Build a Map for Free: immaterial labour and location-based social networking’ in: Lovink, G. & Rasch, M. (eds.) Unlike Us: Social Media Monopolies and Their Alternatives, Amsterdam: Institute for Network Cultures.

Evans, L., & Rees, S. (2012). ‘An interpretation of the Digital Humanitiesin: Berry, D. M. (Ed.), Understanding Digital Humanities, pp. 21-41, London: Palgrave Macmillan.

Evans, L. (2010). ‘A Phenomenological Analysis of Social Networking in: Riha, D. (Ed.) Humanity in Cybernetic Environments, Oxford: Inter-disciplinary Press.

Evans, L. (2010). ‘Authenticity Online: Using Webnography to Address Phenomenological Concernsin: Mousoutzanis, A. & Riha, D. (Eds.), New Media and the Politics of Online Communities, Oxford: Inter-disciplinary Press.

Presentations and Conferences

2019 – Evans, L. and Rzeszewski, M. DGRG annual symposium – Geographies of Gaming and VR, University of Birmingham, Embodiment and creating space & place in VR. 03/07/2019.

2018 – Evans, L. Swansea University AR/VR Conference 2018: Virtual and Augmented Reality to Enhance Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, Swansea University. Barriers to VR use in HE. 13/9/2018 [Link to Video].

2018 – Evans, L. Swansea University AR/VR Conference 2018: Virtual and Augmented Reality to Enhance Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, Swansea University. Conceptualising and Working with Immersion in Educational VR Design (poster presentation – The Immersion Assemblage Poster 2). 13/9/2018.

2018 – Evans, L. and Saker, M. Royal Geographical Society Annual International Conference 2018, Cardiff University. The Playeur and Pokemon Go: Examining the Effects of Locative Play on Spatiality and Mobility. 31/8/2018.

2017 – Saker, M. and Evans, L. British Sociological Association Conference 2017, University of Manchester. The Personal and Public Impact of Pokemon Go: Contextualising Novelty within the Broader Canon of Locative Media.  

2016 – Creating Smart Cities, Maynooth University. Privacy Parenthesis, or the structural transformation of the private sphere. 6-7/9/2016. [Link to Video]

2015 – Being Human Conference, University of Liverpool. Self Tracking Cultures and the Emergence of Hybrid Beings. 11/12/2015.

2015 – Evans, L. and Donnellan, B. AIS SIG PRAG, Pre-ICIS Workshop 2015 “Practice-based Design and Innovation of Digital Artefacts”, Fort Worth, Texas. Unpacking the thing in the Internet of Things.

2015 – Digital Citizenship and Surveillance, Cardiff University. The Privacy Parenthesis: Citizenship in Late Capitalism and the Digital World. 19/6/2015 [Link to Video]

2015 – Bradshaw, R and Evans, L. STS Conference, Graz, Austria, Exploring Design in the Bike Share Sector. 12/5/2015.

2015 – Wu, Y, Evans, L and Price, E. MeCCSA, Northumbria University, Generations of Deaf/Hard of Hearing Audiences for Television: A Study of the Impact of the Digital Switchover. 7/1/2015.

2014 – Conference of Irish Geographers, UCD. Cows and Code: A literature review of Software and Farms. 

2014 – Code and the City Workshop, Maynooth University. Feeling Place in the City.  [Link to Video]

2013 – Conditions of Mediation: Phenomenological Approaches to Media, Technology and Communication, Birbeck, University of London. The Importance of Being-Towards Social: mood and orientation to things and applications in social media.

2013 – Unlike Us #3, Institute of Network Cultures, Amsterdam. Buying and Selling People and Places: The Political Economy of Mobile Social Media. [Link to Video]

2013 – BILETA, University of Liverpool. The right to be forgotten against the possibility: forgetting the user in the digital media age.

2011 – MeCCSA postgraduate conference, Bournemouth University. Assembling the location.

2011 – AISB Philosophy and Computing symposium, University of York. Object-oriented Philosophy: the nature of relations between humans and computational objects.

2010 – 5th Global Conference: Cybercultures, Salzburg, Austria. Authenticity Online: using webnography to address phenomenological concerns.

2009 – MeCCSA postgraduate conference, Bangor University. Networked Alterity.

2008 – Visions of Humanity in Cyberculture, Cyberspace and Science Fiction, Mansfield College, Oxford University. The phenomenology of Social Networking.

2007 – Royal Institute of Philosophy Student Conference, University of the West of England. What value attaches to a restored landscape?

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