[Air-L] 2017 QUT Digital Media Research Centre Summer School (6-10 February 2017, Brisbane)

Tim Highfield tim.highfield at gmail.com
Fri Aug 19 01:22:01 PDT 2016

Dear all,

The QUT Digital Media Research Centre (http://qut.edu.au/research/dmrc) is
excited to announce the 2017 DMRC Summer School (#dmrcss17), to be held in
Brisbane, Australia, between 6-10 February 2017. The Summer School will
have a particular focus on digital methods, as well as covering the most
pressing problems and novel approaches to digital media research more

*About the Summer School*

Participants will work with leading DMRC researchers, engage in hands-on
workshop activities and will have the opportunity to present and get
feedback on their own work. The #dmrcss is designed for early career
researchers, from doctoral students up to five years post-completion.

A full program and list of workshops and facilitators, as well as details
for applications and registration fees, will be available shortly (see
http://dmrcss.org for updates). For more information, email dmrc at qut.edu.au

The program will draw directly on our four research programs:

1. Journalism, public communication and democracy
This program combines big data with comparative qualitative methods to
investigate the changing shape of journalism, news and public communication
– as well as the essential democratic functions they serve – in the context
of a rapidly transforming media environment.

2. Digital media industries, economies and regulation
This program combines economic, legal and cultural analysis to map new and
transforming digital media industries at both the global and local level,
and to identify appropriate legal and regulatory responses to these shifts.

3. Digital media in everyday life
This program applies advanced qualitative methods and theoretical
frameworks to study the everyday experience of living with digital media
technologies, and the new cultural practices emerging through everyday uses
of digital media platforms.

4. Digital methods
This program provides the methodological know-how and infrastructure that
powers the Digital Media Research Centre, incorporating a range of methods
from big data to thick description, and contributing to public debates
about the social implications of big data, corporate data mining, and data

*About the DMRC*

The QUT Digital Media Research Centre (DMRC) conducts world-leading
research that helps society understand and adapt to the changing digital
media environment. It is a leading Australian centre for media and
communication research, areas in which QUT has achieved the highest
possible rankings in ERA, the national research quality assessment
exercise. Our research programs cover the challenges of digital media for
journalism, public communication and democracy; the dynamics and regulatory
challenges of emerging digital media economies; and the embedding of
digital media technologies into the practices of everyday life. The DMRC
has a particular focus on innovative digital methods for social and
cultural research, including the analysis of ‘big social data’; is actively
engaged with the Asian region; and has a strong commitment to research
training for academic and industry researchers alike.

Dr Tim Highfield
Vice-Chancellor's Research Fellow, Digital Media
Digital Media Research Centre
Creative Industries Faculty, Queensland University of Technology

*Social Media and Everyday Politics *(Polity, 2016)
t.highfield at qut.edu.au | timhighfield.net | @timhighfield

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