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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“Global Development”: is this term reframing power, agency and progress? @gemmasou & fellow @DevGeogsRG committee members, @cordyf @kategeds99 @JessCHope Raksha Pande introduce the Special section in @Area https://rgs-
New publication! @CaitlinAithne uses Rosi Braidotti's 'affirmative ethics' in relation to women in Victoria's relationships with their smartphones:
@ResearchRMIT @dcpecp @RMIT @DigEthnogLSE @datasociety @AoIR_org
DERC’s @megsaidsomethin & @kelsiemvn exploring new pathways for democratic governance of collective data in the Alternative Data Futures: Cooperative Principles, Data Trusts, & Digital Economy Fall 2021 Research Sprint launched last week
Hear from @RMIT's Adrian Dyer @OzBeeUVBG and @QUT's @GinnyBarbour on ways to better facilitate #openaccess and #openresearch practices to different #research communities, especially #ECR and #PhD researchers.
Thurs 14 Oct, 3pm-4pm AEDT
How does Home smell, taste and sound? @gemmasou & @CrspRuth's new paper reveals how the 'Sensory Home' is unmade during disasters.