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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Interested in locating "placeless" memories? A special issue of Memory Studies is exploring this theme and features @micronarrative article on mobile media, loss and data in life and afterlife. #digitalethnography #DigitalMethods @ResearchRMIT @dcpecp
New DERC member @gemmasou’s paper argues that if researchers conceal their sexuality (or other identities) in fieldwork they silence & speak for research participants. #ethnographymatters @RGS_IBG @SGSC_RMIT http://ow.ly/5FuO50F1GcE
How autoethnographic are you? DERC Prof @annettemarkham will give keynote on June 7 to launch the 2021 PhD summer school on Autoethnographic Research Approaches hosted in collaboration with @roskildeuni + @ResearchRMIT
New article by DERC’s @jesshardley & @ingzing in @AFSJournal. This article explores how geo-locative & network functionality of mobile media impacts upon the perception of safety and risk at night.
Who makes games, who plays them, and what, how and where do we play? @ingzing @micronarrative & @huedavies explore the sites, genres, platforms, interfaces and contexts for games and gameplay.
@ResearchRMIT @dcpecp @media_comms