Justin McKeown

Minimalistphilosophy, technology and creativity in the Internet of things

some things you should know

About Me

"I'm Head of Computer Science at York St John University and a member of the Internet of Things Council. I'm interested in the possibilities and challenges that the Internet of Things and its related technologies may create for society. I'm interested in what it will be mean to be human in this emerging technological reality. This site is my new personal platform for sharing my thoughts on these things. All opinions expressed here are my own and are in no way reflective of any of the organisations I work with or for. "

Justin McKeown, PhD

Research 90%

Management & Leadership Expereince 70%

Creativity and Innovation 90%

Systems development 60%

some of the

Things I do


My research focuses on the development of ethical Internet of Things systems for Smart Cities, Smart Homes etc. Just because something is efficient doesn't necessarily mean it's human friendly. I can work on consultancy projects as part of my university research activities


I write for academic and non-academic publications including books, magazines and online resources. If you would like me to consider writing for your publication please get in contact via the form below.

Curriculum Development

I'm passionate about digital literacy and educational curriculum development. I've developed degree programs in Computer Science, Software Engineering and Games Development. I've also developed digital curriculum for degree programmes in Fine Art.

Public speaking

I deliver talks and briefings on specific aspects of the Internet of Things within my field of research.

ethical computer systems

I'm an advocate of open source technologies and some of my Internet of Things research activity is devoted to helping people developing hardware and software systems for the benefit of communities.

I'm radioactive

Only joking :)

selected posts from

my blog

10 June 2017

In light of recent UK terrorism attacks Prime Minister Theresa May has suggested the Internet must now be regulated so as to ‘deprive the extremists of their safe spaces online’[1]. To those paying attention, this statement is not a new position for Theresa May, but rather the latest in a long line of attempts by […]

15 June 2016

Computer Science is no more about computers than astronomy is about telescopes – Edward Dijkstra The inventiveness and ingenuity of ancient civilisations is often a source of modern fascination. Among the earliest of these are the Sumerian, Babylonian and Chaldean civilisations that evolved in the flood planes of Mesopotamia from around 4000BC. It is within […]

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