Organizer: QUT Digital Media Research Centre
Building on the success of the 2017 and 2018 DMRC Summer Schools, the QUT Digital Media Research Centre is looking forward to welcoming another cohort of participants from all over the world to Brisbane next February. This diverse group of PhD students and early career researchers will come together to share their knowledge and to develop new skills and critical methods for studying for our rapidly changing digital media environments and increasingly datafied societies.
While some popular platforms, like Twitter, have been extensively studied by social science and humanities researchers and offer established methodologies, emerging digital media phenomena are creating new ethical, methodological, and conceptual challenges – from Facebook and Instagram’s changing API access to the influence of algorithms, the dynamics of cross-platform cultures and private messaging, the black boxing of platform governance, and the growing prevalence of visual media. The summer school will inspire and challenge participants to seek new approaches to sociocultural research, and to engage critically and creatively with the practices, platforms, technologies and economies of digital media communication.