Join us for our regular series of DERC Chats, an informal opportunity to hear what people in the centre and our broader research community are working on.

We’ll hear three lightening talks followed by discussion over drinks and snacks.

All welcome!


Shelley Brunt is a Senior Lecturer in Music and Media in the School of Media and Communication at RMIT University. As a popular music ethnomusicologist, Shelley is interested in ethnographic approaches to researching the music cultures of Japan, New Zealand and Australia, focusing on issues of cultural identity, nationalism and community. She is the co-editor of Perfect Beat: The Asia-Pacific Journal of Research into Contemporary Music and Popular Culture, and her major publications include Made in Australia and Aotearoa/New Zealand: Studies in Popular Music (Routledge 2018, with Geoff Stahl).

Indigo Holcombe-James research focusses on the digital participation of groups, or publics. Her doctoral research examined this dynamic in the context of the Australian cultural sector, finding that distinct choices were made between which publics were enabled to digitally participate and how.

Rowan Wilken is a Principal Research Fellow and Associate Professor in the Technology, Communication and Policy Lab. His present research interests include mobile and locative media, digital technologies and culture, domestic technology consumption, theories and practices of everyday life, and the tensions between emerging and established media technologies. He is the co-editor (with Justin Clemens) of The Afterlives of Georges Perec (Edinburgh University Press, 2017), co-editor (with Gerard Goggin) of Locative Media (Routledge, 2014) and Mobile Technology and Place (Routledge, 2012), and author of Teletechnologies, Place, and Community (Routledge, 2011). At present he is working on two books: a research monograph, Cultural Economies of Locative Media (to be published by Oxford University Press), and an edited book (with Gerard Goggin and Heather Horst), Location Technologies in International Context (Routledge, 2018).

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