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 publication alert! @DERC's @WilliamYanko investigated the leftist politics of Bandung (Indonesia) rappers in 2002. http://ow.ly/zJ5f50Ho7UF
#digitalethnography #DERCfam #DERCresearchers
"A LARP is like an ad hoc network that is here one moment for a gathering, a community and a shared experience, and gone the next." http://ow.ly/Kz7c50HaX8r @kelsiemvn on crypto communities #digitalethnography #DERCresearchers #digitalanthropology
Have you lost a pet recently? Did you share memories about your pet online? Did the online context help connect you to others and grieve? If these questions interest you, please check out: http://ow.ly/lJgT50Ha13p #digitalethnography @micronarrative @Palmer_Daniel @dcpecp @RMIT
Anna Hickey-Moody will give a keynote at the EDURAD event on "Extremism andEducation." The webinar will run from 14:00-17:15 GMT/15:00-18:15 CET on the 8th of December 2021. Pre-registration is required via the link below: http://ow.ly/YAh150H3Pbi @annahm @ResearchRMIT #DERCfam
Catch up on our key event from this week & listen to engaging discussion from our panel of experts incl Prof Tania Lewis available here https://youtu.be/E6o-zian6tU #digitalcbd #ethnography @blockchainRMIT @rmitccsri