DERC applies cutting edge ethnographic approaches to better understand how digital tech impacts our present lives and potential futures.
Our researchers work alongside students, communities, governmental or nonprofit agencies, and corporate partners to explore the creative possibilities of digital technologies as well as the social, economic, and political impacts. Our expertise ranges from studies of everyday lived experience, workplace and organizational analysis, policy and strategy analysis, design ethnography, co-design workshops, and creative collaborations with communities of practice.
Hosted by RMIT in Melbourne, Australia, DERC offers world class training ground for PhD students. Ranked as one of the top two research centres in Australia focused on the social impact of digital media, DERC welcomes visiting artists, activists, and scholars from around the world.
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Responding to the threat social exclusion is to the wellbeing of older adults, RMIT explored how to assist seniors to manage security risks and engage with the digital economy. http://apo.org.au/node/313717
@BernardoMkt @TorgeirAleti @micronarrative @JJozica @jacob_sheahan @ACCAN_AU
DERC PhD candidates @jesshardley and @CaitlinAithne’s interview with @ProfKT about her work on smartphones, gender, intimacy and trust has recently been published in @AFSJournal
Do you know any Roblox players between the ages of 10 and 18? Our researchers at RMIT would love to talk to them.
DERC's PhD candidate @jesshardley has recently co-authored a review of @grhalegoua’s book “The Digital City: Media and the Social Production of Place” for @mobilemediacomm