We investigate how people experience the digital in everyday life
By researching from the ground up we bring fresh insight to a constantly changing world
DERC's research of COVID-19 continues to surge ahead
Despite lockdowns, DERC researchers continue to reach across the street and around the world to provide in-depth digital ethnographic studies of the social impact of COVID.
DERC launches rapid research response to COVID-19 in April 2020
More than 150 artists, activists, and social researchers responded. They are now building a series of essays, articles, and artworks to convey the lived impact of COVID-19 moment.
DERC researchers call for participation in a study of 'the shut in worker' during COVID
Working from home? DERC is interviewing people to study how working from home has impacted life, labour, and domestic routines.
We investigate how people experience the digital in everyday life
By researching from the ground up we bring fresh insight to a constantly changing world
DERC launches rapid research response to COVID-19 in April 2020
More than 150 artists, activists, and social researchers responded. They are now building a series of essays, articles, and artworks to convey the lived impact of COVID-19 moment.
DERC's research of COVID-19 continues to surge ahead
Despite lockdowns, DERC researchers continue to reach across the street and around the world to provide in-depth digital ethnographic studies of the social impact of COVID.
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Research Programs

Partnerships

David Rousell is collaborating with the M_Curators to present two free workshops for 12-14 year olds as part of the @MPavilion program on January 27th.
Registrations are recommended:
https://mpavilion.org/program/melbourne-carbonscape/
https://mpavilion.org/program/design-for-post-carbon-neutral-melbourne/

Applying a postphenomenological framework, @jesshardley & @ingzing draw from ethnographic data to explore the recalibration of digital and material mobile media placemaking practices in Australia during COVID-19.
http://ow.ly/J6Wq50D7Wii

DERC's @micronarrative is giving a keynote lecture at the Research School for Media Studies on Thu 28th January. The topic is Creative Practice Ethnography: techniques, translation and transmission
You must register to receive the link.
https://www.rmes.nl/keynote-lecture-creative-practice-ethnography-by-professor-larissa-hjorth-rmit-university/

Imagining New Futures: "Nakamoto’s audacious experiment in digital currency is working as intended. And what really deserves attention now is what this means for our digital, physical and social futures".
https://theconversation.com/why-is-bitcoins-price-at-an-all-time-high-and-how-is-its-value-determined-152616

Creating 'an ethnography of decentralised information infrastructure' to categorise the unique attributes of decentralised technologies
https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3752531

Exploring Minecraft: Ethnographies of Play and Creativity by @micronarrative, @ingzing, Hugh Davies & William Balmford - on special until Christmas! This book directs critical attention to one of the most ubiquitous and yet under-analyzed games, Minecraft. http://ow.ly/P4uY50CNNig

DERC's @micronarrative will be speaking at @NGVMelbourne's 'A Dark Horizon': Explore the implications of human extinction and the possibilities of AI.
Sun 20 Dec, 11am–12pm, NGV International, Great Hall, Ground Level, Free entry - Booking Required
https://www.ngv.vic.gov.au/program/a-dark-horizon/#date0

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