Prof Axel Bruns

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Language, Communication And Culture
Studies In Creative Arts And Writing
Commerce, Management, Tourism And Services
Information And Computing Sciences
Studies In Human Society

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Program Leader - Digital Publics

Doctor of Philosophy (University of Queensland)

Prof. Axel Bruns is a Professor in the Digital Media Research Centre at Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia, and a Chief Investigator in the ARC Centre of Excellence for Automated Decision-Making and Society. His books include Are Filter Bubbles Real? (2019) and Gatewatching and News Curation: Journalism, Social Media, and the Public Sphere (2018), and the edited collections Digitizing Democracy (2019), the Routledge Companion to Social Media and Politics (2016), and Twitter and Society (2014). His current work focusses on the study of user participation in social media spaces such as Twitter, and its implications for our understanding of the contemporary public sphere, drawing especially on innovative new methods for analysing ‘big social data’. He served as President of the Association of Internet Researchers in 2017–19. His research blog is at http://snurb.info/, and he tweets at @snurb_dot_info. See http://mappingonlinepublics.net/ for more details on his research into social media.

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Type
Appointment to Prestigious Positions
Reference year
2017
Details
Elected President of the Association of Internet Researchers (AoIR), the leading organisation in this field of research. This role is for two years from Oct. 2017 to Oct. 2019, and follows two years in the role of Vice-President (Oct. 2015 to Oct. 2017).
Type
Recipient of a Nationally Competitive Research Fellowship
Reference year
2013
Details
ARC Future Fellow Title: Understanding Intermedia Information Flows in the Australian Online Public Sphere External Reference: FT130100703 Years:2013-2017 Funding Awarded: $870,398
Type
Editorial Role for an Academic Journal
Reference year
2018
Details
Editorial Board Member, Social Media + Society journal
Type
Editorial Role for an Academic Journal
Reference year
2018
Details
Editorial Board Member of Information, Communication & Society
Type
Appointment to State/National/International Reference Group or Government Committees
Reference year
2018
Details
Advisory board member for US National Science Foundation (NSF) research project PERVADE: Pervasive Data Ethics for Computational Research.
Type
Appointment to Prestigious Positions
Reference year
2015
Details
Elected Vice-President of the Association of Internet Researchers (AoIR), the leading organisation in this field of research. This role is for two years from Oct. 2015 to Oct. 2017, and then converts automatically into the role of President (to Oct. 2019).
Type
Editorial Role for an Academic Journal
Reference year
2018
Details
International Editorial Board Member for New Media & Society
Type
Committee Role/Editor or Chair of an Academic Conference
Reference year
2006
Details
Conference chair of the international conference of the Association of Internet Researchers, held in Brisbane on 27-30 Sep. 2006. AoIR is the peak international association for researchers in the field of Internet studies, and 2006 marked the first time that the conference was held outside of Europe or North America. I was invited to serve as conference chair by the Association's President, Professor Matthew Allen.
Type
Appointment to State/National/International Reference Group or Government Committees
Reference year
2003
Details
Member of the researchers group at the International Internet Preservation Consortium. The IIPC is a group of eleven national libraries (including the Library of Congress, British Library, National Library of Australia, and led by the Bibliothèque Nationale de France) and the Internet Archive and works towards developing standards and tools for the preservation of Internet content. The researchers working group advises the IIPC on the needs researchers will have of an Internet archive and its content access tools, as well as on the types of content which it will be important to archive. As part of the group, in 2004 I participated in a one-day IIPC conference on Internet Preservation, at the British Library, London.
Type
Committee Role/Editor or Chair of an Academic Conference
Reference year
2002
Details
General Editor of M/C - Media and Culture (http://www.media-culture.org.au/), publisher of M/C Journal, M/C Reviews, M/C Dialogue, and the M/Cyclopedia of New Media. I am a co-founder of the highly regarded academic online publisher M/C Media and Culture, and since 1998 have served in M/C in a number of roles. Through its four publications, M/C has a high international profile and regularly attracts contributors of national and international standing. As General Editor, I am responsible for the overall direction of the four M/C publications and represent M/C internationally; I also oversee staffing of the publications, and ensure the maintenance of rigorous academic standards. M/C Journal is listed on the DEST register of refereed journals, and the M/C Journal site is regularly archived by the National Library of Australia as an online resource of national significance (see http://nla.gov.au/nla.arc-10308).
Title
Evaluating the Challenge of 'Fake News' and Other Malinformation
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
DP200101317
Start year
2020
Keywords
Title
Amplifying Public Value: Scholarly Contributions' Impact on Public Debate
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
LP160100205
Start year
2016
Keywords
Title
Journalism Beyond the Crisis: Emerging Forms, Practices and Uses
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
DP160101211
Start year
2016
Keywords
Title
Understanding Intermedia Information Flows in the Australian Online Public Sphere
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
FT130100703
Start year
2014
Keywords
public sphere; social media; big data
Title
Social media in times of crisis: learning from recent natural disasters to improve future strategies
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
LP120100627
Start year
2012
Keywords
Natural Disasters; Social Media; Communication; Media; Internet
Title
New Media and Public Communication: Mapping Australian User-Created Content in Online Social Networks
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
DP1094281
Start year
2010
Keywords
User Created Content; New Media; Public Communication; Internet Studies; Social Networks; Web 2
Title
Investigating Innovative Applications of Digital Media for Participatory Journalism and Citizen Engagement in Australian Public Communication
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
LP0669434
Start year
2007
Keywords
journalism; media; citizenship; Internet; electronic democracy; peer to peer online publishing;
Title
Mapping the Missing Grassroots: Ethnographic Action Study of Local Grassroots Broadband Content (co) Creation and Consumption
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
LP0668357
Start year
2006
Keywords
Digital media; Action research; Grassroots creativity; Online community; User led production;
Title
ARC Centre of Excellence - Australian Creative Innovation System
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
SR0590002
Start year
2005
Keywords
Creative Industries; Digital Content; Creative Workforce; Intellectual Property; Innovation; International Creative Markerts
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