The Digital Studio hosts a diverse range of seminars, leading debates and discussion for digital scholars; whether critics, creatives or champions.
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.
Online Political Engagement in Southeast Asia
Wednesday 23 October 2019Dr Aim Sinpeng, University of Sydney
The weaponisation of fake news in Australia in the digital age
Wednesday 9 October 2019Associate Professor Andrea Carson, La Trobe University
Data and Democracies: Developing Data Capacity in the Victorian Government
Wednesday 25 September 2019Brad Petry, Head of Data Analytics, Victorian Centre for Data Insights
Vote Compass: an exercise in public engagement
Wednesday 18 September 2019Aaron Martin, Co-director of The Policy Lab
The Possibility of Citizen Intelligence
Wednesday 4 September 2019 Richard de Rozario, The SWARM Project, University of Melbourne
Digital technology and organisational fluidity in British politics
Wednesday 21 August 2019 Dr Anthony Ridge-Newman, Liverpool Hope University
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.
The Indigenous Data Network: Restoring Community Control over an Intangible Asset
Wednesday 29 May 2019Dr James Rose, University of Melbourne
IndigenousX as a Form of Digital Disruption
Wednesday 1 May 2019Luke Pearson, Founder and CEO of IndigenousX
Immersive Culture: Sharing Traditional Knowledge with ‘Torres Strait Virtual Reality’
Wednesday 3 April 2019Rhett Loban, Macquarie University
Picturebooks, Poetic Provocations, & Doin’ the Dozens: Pathways Towards Decolonising the Mind
Monday 9 December 2019Dr Denise Chapman, Monash University
Digital Environments: Communication in Immersive Media
Wednesday 18 April 2019 Pauric Freeman Maynooth University, Ireland
Multispectral Imaging for the Study of Early Renaissance Cartography
Wednesday 4 March 2019Chet Van Duzer, Brown University