Following on from the public symposium held in 2016, this book interrogates how new digital-visual techniques and technologies are being used in emergent configurations of research and intervention. It discusses technological change and technological possibility; theoretical shifts toward processual paradigms; and a respectful ethics of responsibility. The contributors explore how new and evolving digital-visual technologies and techniques have been utilised in the development of research, and reflect on how such theory and practice might advance what is “knowable” in a world of smartphones, drones, and 360-degree cameras.


Edgar Gómez Cruz is Vice-Chancellor Postdoctoral Research Fellow at RMIT University, Australia. He has published widely on a number of topics relating to digital culture, ethnography, and photography.

Shanti Sumartojo is Research Fellow in the Digital Ethnography Research Center at the School of Media and Communication at RMIT University, Australia.

Sarah Pink is Distinguished Professor and Director of the Digital Ethnography Research Center at RMIT University, Australia.


Adrian Dyer, Alison Young, Anthony McCosker, Paolo Favero, Bradley L Garrett, Ingrid Richardson, Jair Garcia, James Oliver, Larissa Hjorth, Lachlan MacDowell, William Balmford, Yolande Strengers, Melinda Hinkson

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. The Digital Ethnography Research Centre DERC focuses on understanding a contemporary world where digital and mobile technologies are increasingly inextricable from the environments and relationships in which everyday life plays out. DERC excels in both academic scholarship and in our applied work with external partners from industry and other sectors.
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