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ADM+S Announcement: Postdoctoral Research Fellows

We are pleased to announce the outcome of the first four Postdoctoral Research Fellows for the QUT node of the ADM+S. Dr Henry Fraser – Law, Accountability, and Data Science Henry completed his doctorate at the University of Oxford in 2018. His research interests include the governance and regulation of automated decision making…

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MEDIA RELEASE: How COVID-19 polarised politics: #IStandWithDan versus #DictatorDan

A QUT study of two interrelated Twitter hashtag campaigns in relation to the Victorian Premier Dan Andrews’ handling of the COVID-19 second wave found the activity was driven by a “small, hyper-partisan core of highly active participants” and not bot accounts. More than half of the top 50 Twitter accounts tweeting the anti-Dan hashtags…

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DMRC's PhD Candidate Awarded the Tom Dixon Media and Communication Top-Up Scholarship

DMRCs PhD candidate Ashwin Nagappa was recently awarded the Tom Dixon Media and Communication Top-Up Scholarship. The Tom Dixon Scholarship is a generous donation to QUT from Mr Tom Dixon. Mr Dixon values systems that allow people to achieve self definition and self realisation, and strongly believes that communication is a central tool…

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Upcoming Book: The Production of Global Web Series in a Digital Age

Dr Guy Healy has been given the greenlight from UK publisher Routledge for his book titled The Production of Global Web Series in a Digital Age.  Congratulation Guy! The book will be 95,000 words, have up to 50 illustrations for its 8 case studies, and be released in early 2022. Routledge has commissioned hardcover, ebook and paperback…

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APPLICATIONS CLOSED: Outreach and Engagement Coordinator

The ARC Centre of Excellence for Automated Decision-Making and Society (ADM+S) are currently seeking an Outreach and Engagement Coordinator based in the News and Media focus area of the Centre of Excellence, connecting across several of the Centre’s research programs. The ARC Centre of Excellence for Automated Decision-Making and Society…

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Making TV Australian in the 21st Century PhD Scholarship

What you’ll receive The successful applicant will receive a scholarship, tax exempt and indexed annually of $28,597 per annum for a period of three years, with a possible 6 month extension, subject to satisfactory progress. International students will also receive either: an Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP) fees…

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Help! My Kid is a Gamer! – Making Games A Career with Dr Brendan Keogh

DMRC Researcher Dr Brendan Keogh was interviewed by ABC for Series 2 of Help! My Kid is a Gamer!. In episode 5 the program focuses on making gaming a career. “Your kids play so many games that now they want to grow up to make games for a living. What should they do beyond coding?” Watch the episode here.

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EVENT VIDEO: INDUSTRY, POLICY,IMPACT: STUART CUNNINGHAMS PROJECT

  2020 marked 30 years of service to QUT by Distinguished Professor Stuart Cunningham. To recognise Stuart’s contributions to the University we hosted a full day research symposium focused on topics which Stuart has contributed to over the course of this career. Topics such as: Australian screen studies; cultural policy; creative…

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DMRC Researcher awarded an ARC DECRA

Dr Kylie Pappalardo’s was successful in the ARC DECRA that was announced 03 Nov – congratulations Kylie! Kylie’s project – Reconceptualising copyright to improve access to screen culture – was awarded $421,625. The extremely competitive nature of ARC fellowship schemes means that very few proposals can be funded, with some high quality…

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DMRC Researcher funded under the QUT Early Career Researcher Scheme 2020

Congratulations to DMRCs Dr Ariadna Matamoros-Fernandez who has been funded under the QUT Early Career Researcher Scheme 2020 for her project ‘Digital blackface and the limits of humour on social media’. The Early Career Researcher Scheme supports high quality applications from early career researchers (ECR) or teams of ECRs to undertake…

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NEWS ARTICLE: Seeing no longer believing: the manipulation of online images

A peace sign from Martin Luther King, Jr, becomes a rude gesture; President Donald Trump’s inauguration crowd scenes inflated; dolphins in Venice’s Grand Canal; and crocodiles on the streets of flooded Townsville – all manipulated images posted as truth. Image editing software is so ubiquitous and easy to use,  according to researchers…

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