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Connecting in the Gulf: understanding and addressing digital inclusion in low-income Indigenous families living on Mornington Island

We know from the Australian Digital Inclusion Index that Indigenous Australians in remote communities are among the least digitally included in Australia. Research is needed to understand the impacts of low levels of digital access and inclusion on Indigenous families, living remotely, with low incomes.The proposed project investigates the impacts of digital inclusion challenges for low-income Indigenous families living on Mornington Island, a remote Aboriginal community off the Cape York Peninsula. It examines how low-income Aboriginal families use and access …

Study level
Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Faculty of Creative Industries, Education and Social Justice
School
School of Communication
Research centre(s)
Digital Media Research Centre

Improving Access to Australian Screen Content

The VRES project is part of a broader research project that examines the impact of copyright law in Australia’s screen industries (film + TV). The broader project seeks to increase the distribution of Australian screen content by improving copyright regulation and practice. The VRES project will focus on one aspect of this - older and archived content. Specifically, what legal and practical changes are needed to help Australia reclaim economic and cultural value from archived audiovisual content that is not …

Study level
Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Faculty of Business and Law
School
School of Law
Research centre(s)
Digital Media Research Centre

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 critical challenge to the effective dissemination of news and information across society.This ARC Discovery project in the QUT Digital Media Research Centre conducts a systematic, large-scale, mixed-methods analysis of empirical evidence on the dissemination of, engagement with, and impact of ‘fake news’ and other malinformation in public debate, in Australia and beyond. It takes a triangulated approach, combining …

Study level
PhD
Faculty
Faculty of Creative Industries, Education and Social Justice
School
School of Communication
Research centre(s)
Digital Media Research Centre

Urban media and digital geographies

We are seeking PhD projects that will contribute to an ongoing, cross-disciplinary research program investigating the critical role played by space, place, and location within digital media and society. Project proposals should be situated within or across communication, digital media, and design and draw on current or emerging critical approaches, such as:digital geographiesurban informaticsplatform urbanismtechnological sovereigntycritical data studies.

Study level
PhD
Faculty
Faculty of Creative Industries, Education and Social Justice
School
School of Communication
Research centre(s)
Digital Media Research Centre

The digital social contract

The Digital Social Contract research program within the Digital Media Research Centre aims to create a more just and fair information society that promotes human flourishing. We examine future models of governance and recommend pragmatic policy changes that can improve regulatory regimes in the near term.Our research focuses on:promoting good governance and the protection of human rights in the regulation of digital technologiesimproving access to knowledge and culturedata civics (the management of data and analytics to enhance the common good).We …

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy
Faculty
Faculty of Business and Law
School
School of Law
Research centre(s)
Digital Media Research Centre

Digital inclusion and participation

Working in partnership with industry, government and community organisations, the Digital Inclusion and Participation research program within QUT's Digital Media Research Centre uses innovative digital ethnographic and co-design methods to understand, intervene, and advocate for digital access and literacy as vital elements of social inclusion.We help equip citizens and consumers with the knowledge and skills to confidently, effectively and ethically navigate the increasingly complex digital media environment; and we deliver actionable new knowledge of the structural conditions and circumstances that …

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy
Faculty
Faculty of Creative Industries, Education and Social Justice
School
School of Communication
Research centre(s)
Digital Media Research Centre

Digital publics

Digital and social media platforms provide new opportunities for public communication, and the formation of distinct publics and communities around shared interests and identities. Such publics may engage in political debate, popular media fandom, science communication, vernacular creativity, and other activities; but they may also be affected by, or actively engage in promoting, mis- and disinformation and other problematic content. Their activities are also shaped by the features and affordances of the platforms they use, from Facebook and Twitter to …

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy
Faculty
Faculty of Creative Industries, Education and Social Justice
School
School of Communication
Research centre(s)
Digital Media Research Centre

Computational communication and culture

The Computational Communication and Culture research program within the Digital Media Research Centre investigates how rapid advances in computation and human-machine communication are transforming society, through automation and AI, the Internet of Things, and disintermediating technologies such as blockchain. We draw on and extend computer science and critical humanities theory and methods (including agent-based modelling, machine vision, critical simulation, and information visualisation) to help explore and explain emergent phenomena in the digital media environment, including the fundamental transformation of communication …

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy
Faculty
Faculty of Creative Industries, Education and Social Justice
School
School of Communication
Research centre(s)
Digital Media Research Centre

Transforming media industries

The Transforming Media Industries research program in the Digital Media Research Centre investigates how the business practices and cultural dynamics of media industries are adapting to profound transformations in the production, distribution, consumption, and regulation of media content in local and global contexts. We examine the operations of power and the potential for innovation, focusing especially on the implications they pose for media makers, the media they make, and their social consequences across the film, television, games, music, news, and …

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy
Faculty
Faculty of Creative Industries, Education and Social Justice
School
School of Communication
Research centre(s)
Digital Media Research Centre

Making TV Australian in the 21st Century

This PhD project will be affiliated with the Making TV Australian in the 21st Century Discovery Project and the Transforming Media Industries research program within the Digital Media Research Centre.The PhD project should align with inquiry related to the changing dynamics of television production and the 'nationing' role of television. Existing practices designed to enable Australian television to achieve national cultural and economic objectives have been deeply transformed by the impact of technological change and foreign ownership. This project investigates …

Study level
PhD
Faculty
Faculty of Creative Industries, Education and Social Justice
School
School of Communication
Research centre(s)
Digital Media Research Centre

Access to screen culture in an algorithmic age

During the course of their PhD, the candidate will drive a research project that investigates how the use of algorithms in search and recommendation systems affect the discoverability of content, including:long tail and back catalogue contenton subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) servicesinternet platforms.The project will explore how digital tools can be developed and used to study the impacts of search and recommendation systems, and examine the regulatory options that might be used to address potential problems in the discoverability of culturally or …

Study level
PhD
Faculty
Faculty of Business and Law
School
School of Law
Research centre(s)
Digital Media Research Centre

Critical data studies in news and media

ARC Centre of Excellence for Automated Decision-Making and Society (ADM+S) is calling for expressions of interest for a PhD scholarship opportunity in its news and media focus area.The PhD researcher will be based in QUT's Digital Media Research Centre, and will also collaborate closely with other partner institutions in ADM+S, including our industry partner AlgorithmWatch.

Study level
PhD
Faculty
Faculty of Creative Industries, Education and Social Justice
School
School of Communication
Research centre(s)
Digital Media Research Centre

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