The Digital Studio hosts a diverse range of seminars, leading debates and discussion for digital scholars; whether critics, creatives or champions.
In light of the emerging COVID-19 situation and continuing policy statements from the State and Federal Government, the University is adopting a series of changes to reduce rates of infection in the community. The health and wellbeing of our community is of paramount importance. Therefore, all University events have been postponed or cancelled from midnight, Tuesday 17 March. Thank you for your understanding as we endeavour to keep our community members safe during this uncertain time.
Seeing Double: The Multiple Worlds of Virtual Reality
Histories of virtual reality routinely tell a story of progress, in which early attempts to simulate the real are trumped first by photography, then film, and now by the digital. This is perhaps why digital VR is often quarantined from its non-digital doubles - photography and film, but also literature, painting, theatre, and architecture. This seminar series will highlight this diverse repertoire of virtual realities, focusing on the exchanges between digital and analogue, and on the relations that contemporary virtual realities have, or may have, with their pasts. This seminar series is presented by the Digital Studio in partnership with Research Unit for Enlightenment, Romanticism Contemporary Culture.
A Century of Virtual Reality POSTPONED
Exploring Digital Scenography in Opera Production POSTPONED
Does the Future have a Past? New-Old and Old-New Virtual Realities
Museums and Mixed Reality POSTPONED
Virtual Reality and the Optical Explosion of the Senses
Pokémon Gone: Loss, Nostalgia, and Virtual Re-wilding in Pokémon GO POSTPONED
Past seminars and series
The digital environment and the political sphere are now inextricably linked. Digital interference in elections, the rise of online activism, and everyday understandings of politics mediated via Twitter or Facebook, raise new issues for research. What are the digital trends, actors and interventions that are critical to the activity of democracy, policy formation, and political activism? This seminar series examined these intersections between the digital and the political.
This seminar series is presented by the Digital Studio in partnership with the School of Social and Political Sciences and The Policy Lab.
Digital technology and organisational fluidity in British politics
Dr Anthony Ridge-NewmanLiverpool Hope University
The Possibility of Citizen Intelligence
Richard de RozarioThe SWARM Project, University of Melbourne
Vote Compass: an exercise in public engagement
Aaron MartinCo-director of The Policy Lab
Data and Democracies: Developing Data Capacity in the Victorian Government
Brad Petry Head of Data Analytics, Victorian Centre for Data Insights
The weaponisation of fake news in Australia in the digital age
Associate Professor Andrea CarsonLa Trobe University
Online political engagement in Southeast Asia
Dr Aim SinpengUniversity of Sydney
Indigenous Australia and Digital Futures
Digital technology is rapidly changing the transmission of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ history and contemporary culture; both within Indigenous communities and for settler Australia. Presenting the work of researchers engaged with the influence of digital technologies on Indigenous futures in Australia, this seminar series interrogated questions of cultural expression, activism, relationality, sovereignty, and decolonisation within the digital world.
This seminar series was presented by the Digital Studio in partnership with the Indigenous-Settler Relations Collaboration.
Immersive Culture: Sharing traditional knowledge with ‘Torres Strait Virtual Reality’
Rhett LobanMacquarie University
Indigenous Data in the Age of Big Data, Open Data and Artificial Intelligence
Wednesday 17 AprilProfessor Maggie Walter, University of Tasmania
IndigenousX as a Form of Digital Disruption
Luke Pearson Founder and CEO of IndigenousX
Cultural Earth: Bringing an Ancient Culture to the Modern Day
Wednesday 15 MayBrett Leavy, Virtual Songlines
The Indigenous Data Network: Restoring Community Control over an Intangible Asset
Dr James RoseUniversity of Melbourne
Digital Heritage Seminars
Digital technologies are transforming the ways in which we experience, encounter, and preserve the past. And in the future, today's world will be understood as a result of how we imagine and curate the contents of this digital revolution. This seminar series showcases leading researchers at the University of Melbourne who, with partners in the museum, arts and cultural sector, are pushing the boundaries of what constitutes digital heritage.
Ghost signs: Digitising street art
Prof Robyn Sloggett & Dr Lachlan McDowall Grimwade Centre for Cultural Materials Conservation
New imaginaries of digital heritage space
Dr Liz Stainforth Visiting Fellow from the University of Leeds
Creating a short film digital archive
Donna HenslerVictorian College of the Arts
Re-photography as a tool for citizen heritage
Professor Hannah LewiFaculty of Architecture, Building and Planning
Digital environments of Indigenous song
Dr Sally Treloyn Faculty of Fine Arts and Music
Digital interactions in cultural materials conservation
Dr Nicole Tse Grimwade Centre for Cultural Materials Conservation
Digital Heritage Workshop
Panel discussions asking: what is required for a career in digital heritage now and into the future?
Digital Humanities Marathon
A seminar series that charted a 240 minute marathon course across the research terrain of a global digital society. Six distinguished thought leaders "run" for 40 minutes each over the semester.
Co-curated by the Digital Studio and Dr Natalia Grincheva, Research Fellow, Research Unit in Public Cultures
14 March - Digital Embodiment
Professor Kim Vincs (Swinburne University of Technology) Connectivity and the Cyber-physical
28 March - Digital Bodies
Professor Frank Vetere (University of Melbourne) Bodies: Augmented, Virtual & Implanted
11 April - Digital Linguistics
Dr Simon Musgrave(Monash University) Digital humanities and disciplinary frontiers
2 May - Digital Intimacy
Professor Kath Albury(Swinburne University of Technology) Researching hook-up app cultures
16 May - Digital Design Experience
Assoc. Professor Adrian Dyer(RMIT University)Insights into complex worlds and improved design from eye tracking
30 May - Digital City
Professor Scott McQuire (University of Melbourne) Geomedia and 'communicative cities'