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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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Paul Dourish: Doing Data Work – Technical and Organizational Pragmatics in Smart Cities

Photo by Steve Roe on Unsplash QUT’s Design Lab and Digital Media Research Centre are thrilled to present Paul Dourish in this exclusive guest lecture. As in so many other parts of contemporary life, data-driven approaches are often presented as a means to resolve problems in urban governance, from civic participation to institutional…

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Jessa Lingel: The craigslist ethic – A web 1.0 vision of online democracy

Photo by Sergi Kabrera on Unsplash September 14: 1-2pm.  KG: Z2-306 A growing number of tech insiders are raising doubts about the long term consequences of the mainstream internet, in terms of individual mental health as well as national democracy. The need for a more ethical internet has led some to embrace sci fi imaginings and others…

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Hollis Griffin: Architectures of Information and the Queerness of Desire: Mobile Apps and Mediated Intimacies

Photo by Rodion Kutsaev on Unsplash Please join us for this DMRC visiting scholar event! August 24, 2.00 – 3.00 pm, Z2-305 QUT Kelvin Grove In this presentation, Griffin offers two ways of understanding mobile apps designed to help sexual minorities make interpersonal connections. The first framework highlights feeling, emotion, and…

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Tarleton Gillespie: Custodians of the Internet – Platforms, Content Moderation, and the Hidden Decisions that Shape Social Media

Photo by ev on Unsplash Please join us for this DMRC visiting scholar event! Register at Eventbrite. August 27, 1-2.00 pm, Room Z9-607, Building Z9, Cnr Musk Ave and Gona Parade QUT Kelvin Grove Most social media users want their chosen platforms free from harassment and porn. But they also want to see the content they choose to see….

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Stephen Cushion: Reporting Elections – Rethinking the Logic of Campaign Coverage

Photo by Elliott Stallion on Unsplash Please join us for this DMRC visiting scholar event! August 14, 1-2.00 pm, Room 607, Level 6, Building Z9, Kelvin Grove Campus. How elections are reported has important implications for the health of democracy and informed citizenship. But how informative are the news media during campaigns? What…

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HDR Masterclass – Communication, Culture and Governance in China and East Asia

Image: Shenzhen, China   This Masterclass is designed for Higher Degree Research (HDR) students considering options in terms of international study and employment, industry engagement and graduate employability, and publications and conference attendance. It brings together leading national and international speakers and will be of…

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Communication, Culture and Governance in China and East Asia symposium

  Image: Shenzhen, China   Please join us for the Communication, Culture and Governance in China and East Asia symposium on Thursday 2 August and Friday 3 August 2018. Co-hosted by the Digital Media Research Centre (DMRC), Queensland University of Technology (QUT), and the Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities (IASH), The…

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