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Are Facebook, Google, and Amazon the Future of Media? 4 April at Kelvin Grove

CHASS, QUT Digital Media Research Centre and QUT Creative Industries present HASS Stars Public Lecture delivered by Professor Amanda Lotz on Thursday 4 April from 5.30pm. Are Facebook, Google, and Amazon the Future of Media? The lines between ‘tech’ and media industries have grown blurry and we are increasingly uncertain about their…

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DMRC Fridays Seminar Series 2019 – April 12

The first of our DMRC Fridays Seminar Series for 2019 takes place on April 12 with four exciting presentations! Join us to hear about the latest research being generated by Centre members and research students. Please register to attend at the Eventbrite site. April 12: Kelvin Grove Campus: Z9 607: 1-3pm.   Who is Amanda Lotz and what…

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Trends in education and research in the Creative Industries

Twenty years after the Creative Industries Mapping Documents were released by the Department for Digital Culture Media and Sport, QUT researchers discussed trends and future growth in the industry from the world’s first university with a dedicated Creative Industries Faculty. You can view the presentations by Distinguished Professor…

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DMRC Fridays Seminar Series 2018 – November 23rd

                  Photo by Hello I’m Nik on Unsplash The fourth and final of our DMRC Fridays Seminar Series for 2018 takes place on November 23 with four exciting presentations! Join us to hear about the latest research being generated by Centre members and research students. November 23: Kelvin Grove Campus: Z9 607: 1-3pm. YouTube…

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CreateX 2018

CreateX is back for 2018 with another immersive festival of performances, exhibitions, fashion shows, screenings and panel discussions. Held at the Creative Industries Precinct, Kelvin Grove from 13-17 November, this event is presented by QUT Creative Industries and is a collaboration between QUT’s emerging creatives, researchers and…

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Agnieszka Leszczynski – Glitchy vignettes of platform urbanism

Photo by Jezael Melgoza on Unsplash November 26, 2018: 1-2pm. Kelvin Grove: Z9-607 There has been a flurry of recent activity around ‘platform urbanism’ as the nascent disruption of city services, urban spaces, and everyday life by digital platforms. Diverging from dominant narratives of platform urbanism as the subsumption of all…

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Harry Dugmore: Philanthropically-funded news: the future of public interest journalism in South Africa?

Photo by Thomas Charters on Unsplash Friday, 9 November 2018 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm : KG – Venue to be confirmed The increasing inability of commercial news organisations to fund resource-intensive investigations, or cover specialist subjects such as health and education, threatens important elements of public life in developing countries….

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DMRC Fridays Seminar Series 2018 – September 28

Photo by Pawel Nolbert on Unsplash The second of our DMRC Fridays Seminar Series for 2018 takes place on September 28 with four exciting presentations! Join us to hear about the latest research being generated by Centre members and research students. September 28: Kelvin Grove Campus: Z9 607: 1-3pm (room TBC). ‘El Negro De WhatsApp’ Meme…

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'Trust and its discontents' workshop – RMIT September 26

Professor Stuart Cunningham, Professor Jean Burgess and Associate Professor Nic Suzor will all feature at an upcoming Australian Academy of the Humanities workshop at RMIT on September 26 on the topic of ‘Trust and its discontents’. The Banking Royal Commission and the crisis in governance of world-spanning digital platforms…

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Sara Bannerman – Algorithmic imperialism and fake news

Photo by Hayden Walker on Unsplash Friday, 7 September 2018 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm KG-Z9-607 Seminar Room This paper will critique the responses of platforms and governments to fake news by drawing on the concept of ‘algorithmic imperialism’. In part one of the paper, I define algorithmic imperialism, drawing on Jin’s (2015) notion of…

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