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INTERVIEW: DMRC's Professor Amanda Lotz speaks to TRT World on the reign of streaming services  

Two decades ago, Netflix started out as a DVD by mail service. Today, it is a digital streaming juggernaut. Netflix’s success forced major corporations to follow suit or go out of business. The outcome has created a fierce competition that has greatly changed the way movies are both produced and consumed. DMRC’s Professor Amanda Lotz…

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DMRC researchers have been awarded ARC Discovery Project funding, with two projects

  We are pleased to announce that DMRC researchers have been awarded ARC Discovery Project funding, with two projects. Evaluating the Challenge of ‘Fake News’ and Other Malinformation. Encompassed by the disputed term ‘fake news’, overtly or covertly biased, skewed, or falsified reports claiming to present factual information present a…

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QUT has announced the establishment of nine University Research Centres representing high-quality and focussed research activity that aligns to the university's key research strengths.

Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Margaret Sheil has announced the centres, following an external review process. “The University Research Centres are established with the primary purpose of developing high-quality, critical mass in research capabilities that are nationally and internationally leading,” Professor Sheil said. “These…

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Professor Terry Flew elected as a Australian Academy of the Humanities Fellow

Congratulations to Professor Terry Flew who has received the highest honour in Australian humanities. He’s been recognised as an outstanding scholar and elected as an Australian Academy of the Humanities Fellow. Well done Terry. Read the full press release here   

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Apple, Disney and Netflix’s streaming battle isn’t winner-take-all

DMRC Amanda Lotz and Ramon Lobato from RMIT recent article in The Converstation. With the recent launch of Apple TV Plus and the imminent arrival of Disney Plus, the video landscape has never looked so competitive. These services join a crowded marketplace of subscription streaming services that includes Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime…

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PODCAST: Humanising the Future – Stuart Cunningham

DMRC’s Distinguished Professor Stuart Cunningham speaks to Kate Joyner from QUT Exec Insights about how the humanities will be vital to creating a community and workforce capable of meeting the challenges of technology, population ageing, globalization and climate change. Listen to the full podcast here

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'Waxing lyrical on the creative economy agenda' A seminar on creative industries and their futures

Creative Industries Faculty Research Office presents: ‘Waxing lyrical on the creative economy agenda’ A seminar on creative industries and their futures, with the launch of Stuart Cunningham and Terry Flew’s edited volume A Research Agenda for Creative Industries (Edward Elgar, 2019).   Please RSVP for catering purposes by 25 November…

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Never fear, humans have a place in the digital future

The future impacts of automation and artificial intelligence (AI) on the lives of human beings will be one of the hot topics at a symposium on in Brisbane and supported by QUT next week. Humanising the Future is a public event being staged by the Australian Academy of the Humanities in South Brisbane on 13-15 November. It will see…

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DMRC's PhD Candidate Aleesha Rodriguez speaks at TEDx QUT 2019

Congratulations to Aleesha Rodriguez, a DMRC PhD candidate who was recently invited to speak at TEDx QUT 2019. Aleesha is an activist and social scientist. Her research explores online public debates about the ‘world’s largest lithium-ion battery’ – the Hornsdale Power Reserve – built by Tesla in South Australia. Previously, Aleesha…

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Lights, cameras, action: Gold Coast ready for its close-up

It’s Australia’s largest non-capital city and attracts creatives like moths to a flame. Now DMRC researchers have been commissioned by City of Gold Coast to conduct a study into the region’s independent screen production. Associate Professor Dr Mark Ryan, Distinguished Professor Stuart Cunningham, and Dr Phoebe Macrossan will interview…

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Visiting Scholar Presentations: Dr Tobias Keller and Assoc Prof Arnt Maasø

VISITING SCHOLAR PRESENTATIONS Friday 15 November, 1.00 – 2.30PM KG X Block (88 Musk Ave) – The Noosa Room (Level 5) Political Social Bots: How to Detect and Evaluate them on Twitter Social bots are computer programs that (semi-)automatically tweet, like, retweet, or reply to other content on Twitter. Some of them enter political…

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ICA 2020 Pre-Conference: 'Visual Representation and Marginality: Opening New Conversations'

In 2020, ICA travels to the antipodes in Australia, home of the world’s oldest continuous civilization, and, in doing so, presents a unique opportunity to understand how visual representation at the margins has been understood by different groups, for different purposes, and in different ways over time. The visual representation of…

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