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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New book by DERC's Gretchen Coombs: The Lure of the Social: Encounters with Contemporary Artists (2021) Intellect.
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Crypto satellite companies are competing to provide blockchain services in space. What does it mean for decentralization and resilience? Article by @kelsiemvn in @Cointelegraph #digitalethnography #DERCreserachers @ResearchRMIT @RMIT
The Art of Tacit Learning in Serious Location-Based Games: @jacob_sheahan & DERC's @huedavies and @micronarrative 's new article on location-based games.
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DERC researcher @EllieCFlorence has been awarded the @HumanitiesAU 2021 Publication Subsidy Scheme. Her book "Traces of aerial bombing in Berlin: Entangled remembering" will be published by @BloomsburyAcad in 2022. http://ow.ly/QCPL50FBVPM
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DERC's @ElinorRennie, with Tyson Yunkaporta, has released a new episode of the Disconnect podcast. Called "Wrong Story" this episode explores online disinformation in a colonial context. Follow Tyson down the rabbit hole! http://bit.ly/3vnyosC #DERCresearchers