2018 Calendar of Events

The University of Amsterdam’s Mark Deuze speaking at the DMRC’s ‘At Home with Digital Media’ symposium, November 2017.

Feb. 5-9 DMRC Summer School
Feb. 7 At Work with Digital Media – Brisbane Powerhouse. 6-8pm. Tickets via Eventbrite.
Feb. 16

Visitor seminar: The role of cultural festivals in regional economic development: A case study of Mahika Mahikeng. James Drummond and Fiona Drummond, Rhodes University. Kelvin Grove, 1.00 – 2.30pm. Room KG Z9 607. 

April 3 DMRC Methods 1 – The App Walkthrough – Jean Burgess. Kelvin Grove 1-3pm.
April 13 DMRC Fridays Seminar Series – April 13. Gardens Point Campus. 1-3 pm. S310.

Who Else Makes Videogames Here? Considering Informal Videogame Development Practices in Australia – Dr. Brendan Keogh.

Public profiles of political staffers: Detracting the message and distracting democracy – Ella Chorazy (DMRC research student).

Fake News: Australian and British journalists’ role perceptions in an era of ‘alternative facts’ – Dr Aljosha Karim Schapals.

Pro-am Australian YouTube Creators; leaving the ‘funny cat video’ stereotype behind – Guy Healy (DMRC research student). 

May 1 DMRC Methods 2 –Social media analytics 1: Accessing and analysing Twitter data – Axel Bruns. Kelvin Grove 1-4pm. 
May 18 Visitor Seminar – Dreamworld, Catastrophe and the Silicon Valley Uncanny (unheimliche): Canadian Tech Ecosystems and the Fraught National Imaginaries of Innovation in 21st Century Informational Capitalism. 

Andrew Herman, Associate Professor, Communication Studies Department, Wilfred Laurier University, Canada. 

Farewell Presentation – Post surveillance capitalism? Trying to make sense of recent developments in the post-crisis political economy of European Union Internet regulation.

Angela Daly. Vice Chancellor’s Senior Research Fellow and Senior Lecturer in Queensland University of Technology’s Faculty of Law. In June 2018, Angela will join the Chinese University of Hong Kong’s Faculty of Law.

Kelvin Grove. Z2 315. 1-3pm.

 June 5 DMRC Methods 3  – Social Media Analytics 2: Network visualisation using Gephi – Axel Bruns.  Kelvin Grove 1-4pm.
June 15 Visitor Seminars:

Agnieszka Leszczynski, Senior Lecturer in GIScience. School of Environment, University of Auckland.

The photographic work of Michel CampeauRomain Guedj, PhD (2017) The Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM). (Presented in association with Creative Lab). 

Kelvin Grove: 1.00 – 2.30pm. Room Z9 607. 

 June 22 DMRC Fridays Seminar Series –  June 22. Kelvin Grove Campus. Z9 607: 1-3 pm.

Technology, Trust and Governance: Options for Regulating Digital Platforms – Prof Terry Flew.

The engaged academic: Scholars’ engagement and impact through The Conversation – Dr Kim Osman.

Following, Mentioning, Sharing: A Search for Filter Bubbles in the Australian Twittersphere – Prof. Axel Bruns.

Making progress: New methods to evaluate the formal equality of the processes that moderate images that depict women’s bodies on Instagram – Alice Witt and A/Prof Nic Suzor. 

 July 3 DMRC Methods 4 – Multiplatform issue mapping – Ariadna Matamoros Fernandez. Kelvin Grove 1-4pm.
July 6 Visitor Seminar: The Economics of Music Streaming – who benefits? Peter Tschmuck, Professor of Cultural Institutions Studies, Department of Cultural Management and and Gender Studies (IKM), University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna. Kelvin Grove. 1-2pm, Room Z9 607.
July 20 Being the new (assistant) prof: Applying, prepping, teaching, and adjusting to a new academic job in digital media. Stefanie Duguay, Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Studies at Concordia University.

Media skills for HDR students. Amanda Weaver, QUT Media.

Kelvin Grove, 1-3pm. Room Z9 307. 

 July 31 DMRC Methods 5 – Digital methods, digital ethics – Peta Mitchell and Elija Cassidy. Kelvin Grove 1-3pm.
August 14 Visitor Seminar: Reporting Elections: Rethinking the Logic of Campaign Coverage

Dr Stephen Cushion – Reader at Cardiff University School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies, and Director of Postgraduate Research Studies.

August 24 Visitor Seminar: Architectures of Information and the Queerness of Desire: Mobile Apps and Mediated Intimacies.

Dr. Hollis Griffin – Associate Professor of Media Studies at Denison University. Author of Feeling Normal: Sexuality and Media Criticism in the Digital Age –  Outstanding Academic Title for 2017 by Choice, the publication of the American Library Association.

August 27 Visitor Seminar: Custodians of the Internet: Platforms, Content Moderation, and the Hidden Decisions that Shape Social Media

Tarleton Gillespie is a principal researcher at Microsoft Research, an affiliated associate professor in the Department of Communication and Department of Information Science at Cornell University and co-founder of the blog Culture Digitally.
Sept. 3 Visitor Seminar:  Doing Data Work – Technical and Organizational Pragmatics in Smart Cities.

Paul Dourish is Chancellor’s Professor of Informatics and Associate Dean for Research in the Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences at UC Irvine, with courtesy appointments in Computer Science and Anthropology, and an Honorary Senior Fellow in Computing and Information Systems at the University of Melbourne.

 Sept. 4 DMRC Methods 6 – Social Media Analytics 3: Accessing and Analysing Facebook public pages – Axel Bruns. Kelvin Grove 1 – 4pm.
Sept. 7 Visitor Seminar: Algorithmic imperialism and fake news. Sara Bannerman – Canada Research Chair in Communication Policy and Governance; Co-Vice Chair, Law Section, International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR); Associate Professor – Department of Communication Studies and Multimedia, McMaster University, Canada. Kelvin Grove. 12.00 – 1.00pm. Room TBC.
Sept. 14 Visitor Seminar: The craigslist ethic: A web 1.0 vision of online democracy

Jessa Lingel is an assistant professor at the Annenberg School for Communication and core faculty in the Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies Program at the University of Pennsylvania.

 Sept. 28 DMRC Fridays Seminar Series –  September 28. Kelvin Grove Campus. Z9 607: 1-3 pm.

Ariadna Matamoros Fernández: ‘El Negro De WhatsApp’ Meme and how it enacts racism

Matthew Rimmer: The Trans-Pacific Partnership: Intellectual Property and Trade in the Pacific Rim

Deb Adams: The Reality of Fake News

Aljosha Karim Schapals: The challenges and opportunities of automated journalism: Illuminating the status quo in German newsrooms

Full details are available here: https://research.qut.edu.au/dmrc/2018/08/14/dmrc-fridays-seminar-series-2018-september-28/

 Nov. 6 Digital Methods 7 –  Ethnographic methods 1: Designing semi-structured interviews and focus groups for digital media research – Michael Dezuanni. Kelvin Grove. 1-3pm.
 Nov 23. DMRC Fridays Research Event 4. Kelvin Grove. 1-3pm.
 Dec.4 Digital Methods 8 – Ethnographic methods 2: In-situ, observational, and go-along methods – Peta Mitchell. Kelvin Grove. 1-3pm.