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.
Events, News posted on November 16, 2021
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DERC's @annahm is collaborating with the Heide to offer a professional development day on children as artists.http://ow.ly/R9xq50GSVUG
@ResearchRMIT @dcpecp @RMIT
DERC's Haiqing Yu speaks in the panel on reporting on Australia's Chinese diaspora, organised by Media Diversity Australia, on TUE 23 Nov 2021, 6-8:30pm. http://ow.ly/2KOA50GSVR8
DERC's Haiqing Yu is named Research Leader in Chinese studies & history by The Australian, in its list of Australia's top 250 researchers 2021, the second time!!!
The open-access version of 'Music and Democracy: Participatory Approaches', edited by Marko Kölbl+Fritz Trümpi, features a co-authored chapter by DERC's @BenMorgan47
DERC's @WilliamYanko will present a keynote speech at @PunkScholars Indonesia's conference on 7th of DEC 2021. He will talk about his concept of politics in Indonesian hip hop & the importance of doing research in Indonesia as an Indonesian.