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Digital inclusion on remote cattle stations in the Northern Gulf – DMRC and JCU research collaboration

DMRC Research Fellow Dr Amber Marshall, together with colleagues from James Cook University (JCU) and QUT, has recently completed a project investigating consumer needs and issues relating to the provision and use of internet and telecommunications services in rural and remote Australia. Funded by the Australian Communications Consumer…

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EOIs now open: ARC Discovery Early Career Award 2021

QUT’s Digital Media Research Centre (DMRC) is calling for Expressions of Interest from outstanding early career researchers (up to 5 years post-PhD) who are considering applying for an Australian Research Council Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA), for submission in March 2020 and commencement in January 2021. We will offer…

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QUT and Australia Post support digital mentoring in Australian communities.

QUT’s Digital Media Research Centre has partnered with Australia Post to investigate the important role of digital mentors in Australian communities. The findings of the research have been published in a report which was launched on 21 May 2019 at the ‘Digital Mentoring: Practice and Program Forum’, co-convened by Good Things Foundation…

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Consortium tackles communication challenges for northern Australia

A new project funded by the Cooperative Research Centre for Developing Northern Australia (CRCNA) – and led by QUT’s Digital Media research Centre – will pave the way for investment in digital inclusion policy, interventions, programs, and communications infrastructure across the region. The project will help improve the profitability…

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DMRC Member elected Fellow of the International Communication Association

Professor Terry Flew from the Creative Industries Faculty and the Digital Media Research Centre has been elected a Fellow of the International Communication Association (ICA). The ICA is the world’s oldest and largest communication association, with over 4,500 members worldwide. Its 69th annual conference in Washington, DC was attended…

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AAH Digital Media, Digital Methods and the Humanities Workshop – 13 November

The DMRC is partnering with the Australian Academy of the Humanities to host a special event for early career humanities researchers. The Digital Media, Digital Methods and the Humanities Workshop will be held on Wednesday 13 November 2019 at QUT’s Kelvin Grove campus in Brisbane. This interactive full day workshop will bring…

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DMRC researchers participate in the launch of €1.2m international social media project

DMRC researchers Jean Burgess and Axel Bruns have participated in the launch of the EU-funded RISE SMA – Social Media Analytics for Society and Crisis Communication project at the University of Essen-Duisburg in April. The RISE_SMA consortium is an international group of universities looking to address critical questions relating to the…

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Are Facebook, Google, and Amazon the Future of Media? – public lecture recording now available

On Thursday 4 April, the DMRC’s new Capacity Building Professor, Amanda Lotz, presented a public lecture entitled 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 role in everyday life. Fifty-two percent of Australians…

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Mapping location-aware mobile dating practices in Sydney – 17 May

Please join us for this visiting scholar seminar on Friday 17 May at 2.00pm at QUT Kelvin Grove. Love knows no bounds…except for postcodes and sexual racism: Mapping location-aware mobile dating practices in Sydney Race matters within contemporary dating and partner seeking, where inequalities of intimacy are now entangled with…

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Geo locative audio storytelling – from the UK frontlines – 17 May

As digital technology enables us to move in and out of audio on location, producers and artists are responding to the new ‘storied space’ in a variety of ways. Join Hamish Sewell, independent audio storyteller, podcaster and founder of the geo locative project, Soundtrails (http://soundtrails.com.au/), as he discusses his latest study…

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