Ivin Yeo

Doctor of Philosophy (DPhil) in Geography and the Environment

Supervisors: Professor Gillian Rose and Professor Beth Greenhough

The digitally mediated city: rethinking posthuman urban life and wellbeing through Singapore's smart green and blue spaces

Academic Profile

Ivin began his DPhil in Geography and the Environment at Keble College in October 2021. His doctoral research focuses on the socio-cultural implications of the increasingly intimate but highly uneven entanglements of digital technologies and everyday urban life. It examines how digital and smart technologies deployed in a nature park in Singapore mediate the experience, capacity and conditions of life and wellbeing for different urban inhabitants. His doctoral research is jointly funded by the Clarendon Fund Scholarship and the Keble College Sloane Robinson Scholarship.

Ivin holds a B.Soc.Sci with Highest Distinction from the National University of Singapore, majoring in Geography and minoring in Geosciences (2015-2018). He also completed his M.Soc.Sci in Geography at the National University of Singapore (2018-2020). His master’s dissertation was entitled “Programming Futures: Smart Nation Singapore and the City of Tomorrow”. It explored the ways in which visions of the future are programmed, engaged and negotiated in and through a specific smart urban intervention – the E-Payments initiative – in Singapore.

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Book reviews

  • Yeo, S.J.I. (2020) Book review essay for ‘Transnational Lives in Global Cities: A Multi-sited Study of Chinese Singaporean Migrants’ (2018) by Caroline Plüss. International Migration Review.

Conference Presentations

  • Yeo, S.J.I. (2021) Engaging with infrastructures of the future: convenience, cashlessness and connection. Annual Meeting of the American Association of Geographers.