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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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New Staff at the QUT School of Communication/DMRC

The School of Communication/DMRC welcome new staff appointments in 2019. Amanda Lotz – Capacity Building Professor. Amanda is currently a professor in the Departments of Communication Studies and Screen Arts and Cultures at the University of Michigan. She earned a Ph.D. in Radio-Television-Film and certificate in women’s studies from the…

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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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DMRC member Brendan Keogh new DiGRAA President

DMRC member Dr Brendan Keogh has just been elected to the position of president of DiGRAA – the Digital Games Research Association Australian Chapter. For more information, visit the DiGRAA website.  DiGRA is the top research association for game-related research and has run conferences around the world since 2003. The Australian chapter…

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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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