2018 Calendar of Events

Jessa Lingel photo

Dr. Jessa Lingel, Assistant Professor at the Annenberg School for Communication, The University of Pennsylvaniapresenting  on The craigslist ethic: A web 1.0 vision of online democracy, September, 2018.


  DMRC special event Visitor seminar DMRC digital methods

DMRC Summer School, Feb. 5-9


At Work with Digital Media

Feb. 7: Brisbane Powerhouse. 6-8pm. Tickets via Eventbrite.

The role of cultural festivals in regional economic development: A case study of Mahika Mahikeng.

James Drummond and Fiona Drummond, Rhodes University. Kelvin Grove


Feb. 16, 1.00 – 2.30pm. Room KG Z9 607. 


DMRC Fridays Seminar Series – April 13. Gardens Point Campus.

April 3: 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). 

  DMRC Methods 1 – The App Walkthrough – Jean Burgess.

April 13: Kelvin Grove 1-3pm.



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. Kelvin Grove. May 18: Z2 315. 1-3pm.

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.

Kelvin Grove. May 18: Z2 315. 1-3pm.

DMRC Methods 2 –Social media analytics 1: Accessing and analysing Twitter data – Axel Bruns. 

May 1: Kelvin Grove 1-4pm.

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. 

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

June 15: 1.00 – 2.30pm. Kelvin Grove:  Room Z9 607.

DMRC Methods 3  – Social Media Analytics 2: Network visualisation using Gephi – Axel Bruns.

June 5:  Kelvin Grove 1-4pm.


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, July 20:    1-3pm. Room Z9 307.

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. July 6: 1-2pm, Room Z9 607.

DMRC Methods 4 – Multiplatform issue mapping – Ariadna Matamoros Fernandez. July 3 Kelvin Grove 1-4pm.

DMRC Methods 5 – Digital methods, digital ethics – Peta Mitchell and Elija Cassidy. July 31Kelvin Grove 1-3pm.


August 14: 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: Architectures of Information and the Queerness of Desire: Mobile Apps and Mediated Intimacies.

Dr. Hollis Griffin – Associate Professor of Media Studies at Denison University.

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

Tarleton Gillespie, principal researcher at Microsoft Research.

Kelvin Grove, 1-2pm. Room Z9 607. 


September 3 : Doing Data Work – Technical and Organizational Pragmatics in Smart Cities.

Gardens Point: Lecture Theatre: GP-Z-401, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm.

Paul Dourishis Chancellor’s Professor of Informatics and Associate Dean for Research in the Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences at UC Irvine.

DMRC Methods 6 – Social Media Analytics 3: Accessing and Analysing Facebook public pages – Axel Bruns. Kelvin Grove 1 – 4pm.

 Sept. 4

September 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. Z9- 607

 Register at Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/the-craigslist-ethic-a-web-10-vision-of-online-democracy-tickets-49970179151?ref=estw 

September 28

DMRC Fridays Seminar Series

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/

September 14: The craigslist ethic: A web 1.0 vision of online democracy

KG: Z2-306

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.

November November 23

DMRC Fridays Seminar Series

Kelvin Grove Campus. Z9 607: 1-3 pm.


Jean Burgess  – YouTube and Participatory Culture: A decade of competing logics

Ehsan Dehghan  – Polarising debate in a hyperpolarised space: freedom of speech, Twitter, and a year of conversations

Bondy Valdovinos Kaye – Same Song New Dance: Market Structure and Competition in the Digital Music Aggregation Industry

Stuart Cunningham and Terry Flew  – A research agenda for creative industries

Full details are available here: https://research.qut.edu.au/dmrc/2018/11/05/dmrc-fridays-seminar-series-2018-november-23rd/ 

November 9:  Philanthropically-funded news: the future of public interest journalism in South Africa?

Harry Dugmore is the Director of the Centre for Health Journalism at Rhodes University’s School of Journalism and Media Studies in Grahamstown, South Africa, where he also coordinates the Masters in digital journalism studies.


November 26:  Glitchy vignettes of platform urbanism

Agnieszka Leszczynski  is a digital geographer and GIScientist currently appointed as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography at Western University in Canada.

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