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Research publication tackles working conditions in screen media

  Michael Curtin, University of California, Santa Barbara, and Kevin Sanson, Senior Lecturer and DMRC Chief Investigator, have published a collection of interviews with film and television workers drawn from an extensive global fieldwork project on working conditions in the screen industries. Rather than offer publicity-friendly anecdotes by marquee celebrities, Voices of Labor presents critical reflections on changes…

DMRC welcomes Prof Patricia Aufderheide

Professor Patricia Aufderheide is visiting DMRC during 2017 (Feb-June) as part of a Fulbright Senior Fellowship examining the lively, often contentious public debate around copyright reform.  Patricia is Professor of Communication Studies in the School of Communication at American University in Washington, D.C. Her research extends a decade-long exploration of creative practice in relation to…

Annual Report 2016

We are delighted to announce that the DMRC Annual Report for 2016 is now available. This document gives full details of our projects, publications and activities in the Centre’s second year of operations. Download or view here.

Video: roundtable on social media research

This roundtable was livestreamed to our Facebook page from the library at QUT Kelvin Grove on 16 March as part of the DMRC’s free online course Social Media Analytics: Using Data to Understand Public Conversations, currently in progress on the FutureLearn platform (but it will be run again later in the year). Appearing in the…

#AoIR2019 is coming to Brisbane

  The Association of Internet Researchers has announced Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia as the site of #AoIR2019. For only the second time in its history, the AoIR conference will cross the equator and be held in the southern hemisphere, returning to Brisbane and QUT where it was hosted in 2006. The DMRC will play…

DMRC welcomes visiting research fellow Frederik Dhaenens

  This week, the DMRC welcomes our newest visiting research fellow Frederik Dhaenens, who will be with us until the end of April.  Frederik is based in the Department of Communication Studies, Ghent University, Belgium.  He teaches film and TV genre and media and communications theory His research lies within critical media studies and cultural…

DMRC Summer School 2017 wrap-up

  The 2017 DMRC Summer School was held at the Kelvin Grove campus of QUT from 6 – 10 February. Approximately 50 people participated, mostly early career researchers from doctoral students up to five years post-completion. The participants were from 11 countries (including Australia), and came from as far as the United Kingdom, Germany and…

DMRC Fridays

DMRC Fridays kick off this week! Over the course of this year, the DMRC will host over 20 digital methods workshops and research seminars, featuring our own researchers and colleagues from around the world. March 10 Michael Dezuanni DMRC – Workshop on understanding children and young people’s digital media use, including Minecraft and YouTube March…

How social media stars are fighting for the Left

David Craig, University of Southern California, Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism and Stuart Cunningham, Queensland University of Technology In the aftermath of the 2016 U.S. elections, numerous accounts surfaced of nefarious content creators profiting by posting fake content on social media. The most successful engaged in “anti-Clinton fervor,” promoted Donald Trump’s candidacy and spread…

The international Web Science conference

The international Web Science conference is coming to Australia: it will take place on 10-11 April at ANU, Canberra. DMRC researcher Prof. Axel Bruns will be one of the speakers in its #braveconversations segment.  Find out more here.