Digital Ethnography Principles & Practice

Digital Ethnography Principles & Practice

This sharp, innovative book champions the rising significance of ethnographic research on the use of digital resources around the world. It contextualises digital and pre-digital ethnographic research and demonstrates how the methodological, practical and theoretical dimensions are increasingly intertwined.

Advances in Visual Methodology

Advances in Visual Methodology

Advances in Visual Methodology examines and introduces the cutting edge in using visual methods in social research.

Doing Sensory Ethnography

Doing Sensory Ethnography

This bold agenda-setting title continues to spearhead interdisciplinary, multisensory research into experience, knowledge and practice.Drawing on an explosion of new, cutting edge research Sarah Pink uses real world examples to bring this innovative area of study to life.


Wumen Bagung Bulletins

RMIT C4D Bulletin: Issue 1, June 2016

RMIT C4D Bulletin: Issue 2, December 2016

RMIT C4D Bulletin: Issue 3, July 2017

Articles/ Journals


Hjorth, Larissa and Richardson, Ingrid (2017) ‘Pokémon GO: Mobile media play, place-making, and the digital wayfarer’,Sage Journals.


Batty, C. and Berry, M. 2016, ‘Constellations and connections: the playful space of the creative practice research degree’, in Journal of Media Practice, Routledge, United Kingdom, vol. 16, no. 3, pp. 181-194 ISSN: 1468-2753

Berry, M. and Batty, C. 2016, ‘The stories of supervision: creative writing in a critical space’, in New Writing: The International Journal for the Practice and Theory of Creative Writing, Taylor and Francis, United Kingdom, pp. 1-14 ISSN: 1479-0726

Costa, Elisabetta, Haynes, Nell, Miller, Daniel, McDonald, Tom, Sinanan, Nicolescu, Razvan, Jolynna, Spyer, Juliano, Venkatraman, Shriram and Wang, Xin Yuan (2016) How the World Changed Social Media, UCL Press: London.

Gomes, Catherine (2016) Transient Mobility and Middle Class Identity: Media and Migration in Australia and Singapore, Palgrave Macmillan.

Gomes, Catherine (ed.) (2016) The Asia-Pacific in the Age of Transnational Mobility: The Search for Community and Identity on and through Social Media,London, New York & Delhi: Anthem Press.

Gomes. Catherine, (2016) “Not Quite Fitting In: Asian International Students in Singapore”, in International Student Mobility, Services, and Policy in Higher Education, Krishna Bista and Charlotte Foster (eds), Pennsylvania: IGI Global.

Gomes, Catherine, (2016) “Liking It, Not Loving It: International Students in Singapore and their Navigation of Everyday Life In Transience,” The Asia-Pacific in the Age of Transnational Mobility: The Search for Community and Identity on and through Social Media (ed. Catherine Gomes), London, New York & Delhi: Anthem Press.

Hjorth, L. and O. Khoo (eds) (2016)The Routledge Handbook to New Media in Asia. NY: Routledge.

Hjorth, L. and F. Kato (2016)Keitai mizu:A Mobile Game Reflection in a Post 3/11 Tokyo, Japan. In T. Lewis (ed)Green Asia.London: Routledge.

Hjorth, L., Horst, H., Pink, S., Zhou, B., Kato, F., Bell, G., Ohashi, K., C. Marmo, andM. Xiao (2016) Digital Kinships: Intergenerational Locative Media in Tokyo, Shanghai and Melbourne. In Hjorth and Khoo (eds)The Routledge Companion to New Media in Asia.London: Routledge.

Lewis, Tania, Fran Martin and Wanning Sun,Telemodernities: Television, and Transforming Lives in Asia (Durham, NC: Duke University Press,In Press,2016).

Miller, Daniel and Jolynna Sinanan (2016) Visualising Facebook, UCL Press: London.

Pink, S., H. Horst, J. Postill, L. Hjorth, T. Lewis and Jo Tacchi (2016)Digital Ethnography: Principles and Practices, London: Sage.

Sinanan, Jolynna (2016) Social Media in Trinidad, UCL Press: London.

Sinanan, Jolynna (2016) ‘Xin Yimin’: “new Chinese migration and new media in a Trinidadian town’ in Sun, Wanning and John Sinclair (eds). Media and Communication in the Chinese Diaspora: Rethinking Transnationalism. Routledge: London and New York.

Singh, Supriya (2016) Money, Migration and Family: India to Australia, New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

Tran, Ly and Catherine Gomes (eds.) (2016) International Student Connectedness and Identity: Transnational and Trans-disciplinary Perspectives, Springer.


Akama, Y., Pink, S., and Fergusson, A. 2015, ‘Design + Ethnography + Futures: Surrendering in Uncertainty’ in CHI’15 Extended Abstracts: 33rd Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, 18-23 April 2015, Seoul, Republic of Kore

Akama, Y., & Pink. S., ‘Design+Ethnography+Futures: Disrupting’, in Lury, C. (ed), The International Handbook of Interdisciplinary Research Methods, Routledge (Submitted)

Akama, Y., Moline, K., and Pink, S. ‘Disruptive interventions with mobile media through design+ethnography+futures’, Hjorth, L., Horst, H., Galloway, A., & Bell, G., (eds) in The Routledge Companion to Digital Ethnography, Routledge (Submitted)

Berry, M. and Keep, D. 2015, ‘Auratic presence through slow media’, in Altitude: A Journal of Emerging Humanities Work, University of Nottingham Ningbo, China Institute for Creative and Digital Cultures, Australia, vol. 13, no. Special Issue: Slow Media ISSN: 1444-1160

Berry, M. 2015, ‘Out in the open: locating new vernacular practices with smartphone cameras’, in Studies in Australasian Cinema, Taylor and Francis, United Kingdom, vol. 10, no. 1, pp. 53-64 ISSN: 1750-3175

Berry, M. and Gomes, C. 2015, ‘Pinning poetry to place: Making sense of place in the Pilbara’, in Hopeful Places: Migration and belonging in an unpredictable era, Connor Court Publishing Pty Ltd, Australia, pp. 203-226 ISBN: 9781925138573

Brunt, Shelley, 2015, “Performing Beyond the Grave: The Posthumous Duet”, inDeath and the Rock Star, Catherine Strong and Barbara Lebrun (ed.), Ashgate, London.

Brunt, Shelley, Oli Wilson and Catherine Strong. 2015. “Lookin, searchin, seekin, findin’: A new beat”Perfect Beat15(1)

Brunt, Shelley and Elicia O’Reilly. 2015 in press. “The Value of Academic Publishing for Postgraduates: A Japanese Studies Perspective”New Voices in Japanese Studies.Volume 7

Brunt, Shelley and Geoff Stahl (Victoria University of Wellington), eds. In progress due for submission October 2016. Made in Australia and New Zealand: Studies in Popular Music.Routledge Studies in World Popular Musics, Routledge, London. Book contract signed.

Brunt, Shelley and Liz Guiffre (University of Technology, Sydney). In progress. “Discourses of the Nation: The 2015 Eurovision Song Contest as an Australian Media Event”

Brunt, Shelley and Wendy Hsu. In progress. “Digital Ethnomusicology: A Practical Approach to Ethnographic Research”. Developed from her visit to DERC in 2014. Journal article and digital toolkit which consolidates the techniques for music-related digital ethnography use by HDRs and scholars.

Guntarik, O. Van de Pol, C. and Berry, M. 2015, ‘Breaking with taboo: writing about forbidden things’, in New Writing: The International Journal for the Practice and Theory of Creative Writing, Routledge, United Kingdom, vol. 12, no. 1, pp. 4-13 ISSN: 1943-3107

Pink, S., J. Burry, Y. Akama, and X. Qiu ‘Experience and Imagination in Transdisciplinary Design’ Design and Culture Journal  (to be submitted shortly)

Pink, S., Y. Akama, and S. Sumartojo, ‘Uncertainty and Possibility: new approaches to future making’. Book proposal for an authored book submitted to Bloomsbury Academic in November 2015, awaiting feedback.

Pink, S & Akama, Y., 2015, Un/certainty, Design+Ethnography+Futures research series, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia (i-book).

Pink, S., Akama, Y., and Fergusson, A., ‘Researching futures as an alterity of the present’ in Salazar, J., Pink, S., Irving, A., Sjoberg, J. (eds), Anthropologies and Futures Book, Bloomsbury (Submitted)


Akama, Y, 2014. Attuning to Ma (between-ness) in designing,  Proceedings in PDC 14, Windohoek, Namibia, 6-10 October 2014.

Akama, Y, in press, Ba of emptiness: enabling potential for designing and social innovation, Design and Society in Japan Journal, Josai.

Akama, Y. 2014, Community Centred Innovation: co-designing for disaster preparedness, Good Design Selection Exhibition, Martin Place, Sydney, May 23 – June 9, 2014.

Akama , Y. 2014, Community Centred Innovation, Feral Experimental, UNSW Galleries, Sydney, July 18 – August 30, 2014.

Akama, Y. 2014, Passing on, handing over, letting go – the passage of embodied design methods for disaster preparedness, Service Design and Innovation Conference, Lancaster University, UK, 9-11 April 2014.

Akama , Y. 2014, Scaffolding a human-centred practice in graphic design, in Triggs T. & Atzmon, L (eds.), The Graphic Design Reader, Bloomsbury.

Akama Y., Chaplin S, & Fairbrother P. 2014, ‘Social Networks and bushfire preparedness’. International Journal of Disaster Resilience in the Built Environment, pp. 277-291.

Akama Y., Cooper, V., & Mees, B. in press, ‘Beyond transmission: alternative communication frameworks in Australian bushfire preparedness’, International Journal of Disaster Resilience in the Built Environment.

Akama, Y. and S. Pink (2014) ‘Design+Ethnography+Futures: Disrupting’. PDC2014 Workshop: Design Anthropology in Participatory Design – From Ethnography to Anthropological Critique. 13th Participatory Design Conference. Namibia.

Berry, M. 2014, ‘Re-imagining place with filters: More than meets the eye’, in Journal of Creative Technologies, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand, no. MINA Special Issue, pp. 81-96 ISSN: 2230-2115

Berry, M., and Schleser, M. (2014) Creative Mobile Media: The State of Play, in Making Mobile Media in an Age of Smartphones, Berry, M and Schleser, M  (eds.) Palgrave Pivot (imprint of Palgrave Macmillan)

Berry, M., (2014) Filtered smartphone moments: Haunting places, in Making Mobile Media in an Age of Smartphones, Berry, M and Schleser, M  (eds.) Palgrave Pivot (imprint of Palgrave Macmillan)

Berry, M and Schleser, M. (2014) (eds.) Making Mobile Media in an Age of Smartphones, Palgrave Pivot (imprint of Palgrave Macmillan)

Brunt, Shelley D. 2014, ‘The infinite power of song: Uniting Japan at the 60th annual Kohaku song contest’, in Made in Japan: Studies in Japanese Popular Music, Routledge, United Kingdom, pp. 37-51 ISBN: 9780415637572

Goggin, G. and L. Hjorth (2014) ‘Introduction: Mobile Media Research –– State of the Art’, in G. Goggin & L. Hjorth (eds) The Routledge Companion Mobile Media. New York: Routledge, pp. 1-8.

Goggin, G and L. Hjorth (eds) (2014) The Routledge Companion to Mobile Media. NY: Routledge.

Gomes, C. Berry, M. Alzougool, B. and Chang, S. 2014, ‘Home away from home: International students and their identity-based social networks in Australia’, in Journal of International Students, Arkansas State University – Nepalese Student Association, United States, vol. 4, no. 1, pp. 2-15 ISSN: 2162-3104

Guntarik, O. Van der Pol, C. and Berry, M. 2014, ‘Breaking with Taboo: Writing about Forbidden Things’, New Writing: The International Journal for the Practice and Theory of Creative Writing, published online 10, Sep 2014

Hjorth, L. (2014) ‘Cell Phone entry’, in Marie-Laure Ryan (ed) The Johns Hopkins Guide to Digital Media and Textuality. John Hopkins Press.

Hjorth, L. (2014) ‘Gendered Networked Visualities: Locative Camera phone cultures in Seoul, South Korea’, in Cynthia Carter, Linda Steiner, and Lisa McLaughlin (eds) The Routledge Companion to Gender.  London: Routledge.

Hjorth, L. (2014) ‘Locating the Mobile and Social: A Preliminary Discussion of Camera Phones and Locative Media’ in D. Goldberg (ed) Between Humanities and the Digital. Cambridge, Mass: MIT Press, pp 229-242.

Hjorth, L. (2014) Locating the Social and Mobile: A case study of women’s use of Kakao social mobile media in Seoul, Asiascape: Digital Asia journal.

Hjorth, L. (2014) Locating the Visual: A case study of gendered location-based services and camera phone practices in Seoul, South Korea, Television & New Media,doi: 10.1177/1527476413483841

Hjorth, L. (2014) ‘Location-Based Status Updates in Social Networks’, Encyclopaedia of Social Network Analysis and Mining,Springer.

Hjorth, L. & J. Burgess (2014) ‘Intimate banalities: The emotional currency of shared camera phone images during the Queensland flood disaster’, in G. Goggin & L. Hjorth (eds) The Routledge Companion Mobile Media. New York: Routledge, pp. 499-513.

Hjorth, Larissa and Heather Horst (2014). Visualising Ethnography: Ethnography’s role in Art and Visual Cultures. Visual Studies29(2): 193-202

Hjorth, L. King, N. & M. Kataoka (2014) (eds) Art in Asia-Pacific: Intimate Publics,New York: Routledge.

Hjorth, L., N. King, and M. Kataoka (2014) ‘Conclusion: Beyond the Intimate? The Place of the Public in the Region’, in Hjorth, L., N. King, and M. Kataoka (eds) Art in the Asia-Pacific region: Intimate Publics. New York: Routledge, pp. 231-241.

Hjorth, L., N. King, and M. Kataoka (2014) ‘Intimate Publics: The Place of Art and Media Cultures in the Asia-Pacific region’, in Hjorth, L., N. King, and M. Kataoka (eds) Art in the Asia-Pacific region: Intimate Publics. New York: Routledge, pp. 1-20.

Hjorth, L. and Pink, S. (2014) ‘Maps of Emplaced Visuality: Reconceptualising Camera Phone Practices in an Age of Locative Media’ in G. Goggin and L. Hjorth (eds) Routledge Mobile Media Companion.

Hjorth, L. and S. Pink (2014) New Visualities and the Digital Wayfarer: Reconceptualizing camera phone photography, Mobile Media & Communication. 2 (1): 40-57.

Hjorth, L. J.L. Qiu, Zhou B., and D. Wei (2014) The Social in the Mobile: QQ as cross-generational media in China, in G. Goggin & L. Hjorth (eds)The Routledge Companion Mobile Media. New York: Routledge, pp. 291-299.

Hjorth, L. and K. Sharp (2014) ‘The Art of Ethnography’, Visual Studies journal29 (2): 128-135.

Hjorth, L., K. Sharp, and L, Williams (2014) ‘Screen Ecologies: A discussion of art, screen cultures and the environment in the region’, in Hjorth, L., N. King, and M. Kataoka (eds) Art in the Asia-Pacific region: Intimate Publics. New York: Routledge, pp. 105-122.

Hjorth, L. and I. Richardson (2014) Gaming in Locative, Social and Mobile Media,London: Palgrave.

Hjorth, L. & I. Richardson (2014) ‘Mobile Games’ in Zheng Yan (ed) Encyclopedia of Mobile Phone Behavior,New York: IGI Global.

Horst, Heather A. (2014) Calling My Name. In Sumanth Gopinath and Jason Stanyek’s The Oxford Handbook of Mobile Media and Sound, Volume 1. Oxford: Oxford University Press. ISBN: 978-0-19-537572-5

Horst, Heather A. (2014). From Roots Culture to Sour Fruit: The Aesthetics of Mobile Branding Cultures in Jamaica. Visual Studies29(2): 125-127

Horst, Heather A. (2014) Review of Assa Doron and Robin Jeffrey. 2013. The Great Indian Cell Phone Book. Cambridge: Harvard University Press. The Asia Pacific Journal of Anthropology (TAPJA)15 (5): 480-482

Horst, Heather A and Erin Taylor. (2014). The role of mobile phones in the mediation of border crossings: A study of Haiti and the Dominican Republic. The Australian Journal of Anthropology (TAJA) 25(2):155-170

Jungnickel, K. and L. Hjorth, (2014) ‘Playing with Methodological entanglements: Messiness, machines, research probes and intangibilities’, Visual Studies journal 29 (2): 136-145.

Keep, D and Berry, M. 2014, ‘Remediating Vertov: Man with a movie camera phone’, Ubiquity: The Journal of Pervasive Media, vol. 2, no. 1, p164-179

Leder Mackley, K. and S. Pink (2014) ‘Framing and educating attention: a sensory apprenticeship in the context of domestic energy research’ in L. Arantes ed. Ways of Sensing the Field

Lee W. C. and L. Hjorth (2014) ‘PlayStations: On Being Curated and other Geo-Ethnographies’, in Hjorth, L., N. King, and M. Kataoka (eds) Art in the Asia-Pacific region: Intimate Publics. New York: Routledge, pp. 146-158.

Lennie, J. and Tacchi, J. (2014) ‘Bridging the divide between upward accountability and learning-based approaches to development evaluation: Strategies for an enabling environment’ Evaluation Journal of Australasia. 14 (1) 12–23.

Lewis, Tania. ‘Life coaches, makeover mavens, fashion doyens: everyday experts on reality programming’, in Laurie Ouellette (ed.), A Companion to reality television (Wiley-Blackwell, 2014: 402-420).

Lewis, Tania. ‘Lifestyle Media’, in Jennifer Smith Maguire and Julian Matthews (eds.), The Cultural Intermediaries Reader (London: Sage, 2014: 134-144).

Lewis, Tania. ‘One city block at a time: Researching and cultivating green transformations’,International Journal of Cultural StudiesIn press, forthcoming 2014.

Lewis, Tania and Alison Huber. ‘A revolution in an eggcup? Supermarket wars, celebrity chefs, and ethical consumption’, Food, Culture and Society commissioned for special issue on Celebrity chefs, accepted forthcoming.

Light, A & Akama, Y. 2014. Structuring Future Social Relations: The Politics of Care in Participatory Practice’, Proceedings in PDC 14, Windohoek, Namibia, 6-10 October 2014.

Martens, L. B. Halkier and S. Pink (2014) ‘Researching habits: advances in linguistic and embodied research practice’ International Journal of Social Research Methodology, DOI: 10.1080/13645579.2014.853999

Mitchell, V., K. Leder Mackley, S. Pink, G. Wilson et al (accepted 17th July 2014) ‘Situating digital interventions: mixed methods for HCI research in the home’ Interacting with Computers

Monterde, A. and J. Postill 2014. Mobile ensembles: The uses of mobile phones for social protest by Spain’s indignados. In G. Goggin and L. Hjorth (eds.) Routledge Companion to Mobile Media. London: Routledge, 429-438.

Pink, S. (2014) ‘An Urban Tour: The Sensory Sociality of Ethnographic Place-making in S. Hillyard (ed) Approaches to Fieldwork’. London: Sage Publications. Republication of ‘An Urban Tour: The Sensory Sociality of Ethnographic Place-making’, Ethnography, 9(2) (2008): 175-196.

Pink, S. (2014) ‘Digital-Visual-Sensory-Design Anthropology: ethnography, imagination and intervention’ Arts and Humanities in Higher Education, 13(4): 412-427

Pink, S. & L. Hjorth (2014) ‘Maps of emplaced visuality: reconceptualising camera phone practices in an age of locative media’, in G. Goggin & L. Hjorth (eds) The Routledge Companion Mobile Media. New York: Routledge, pp. 448-498.

Pink, S. and K. Leder Mackley (2014) ‘Flow in Everyday Life: Situating Practices’ in C. Maller and Y. Strengers (eds) Beyond Behaviour Change: Intervening in social practices for sustainability, Routledge.

Pink, S. and K. Leder Mackley  (2015, published online first 2014) ‘Moving, Making and Atmosphere: routines of home as sites for mundane improvisation’ Mobilities

Pink, S. and K. Leder Mackley (2014) ‘Reenactment Methodologies for Everyday Life Research: Art Therapy Insights for Video Ethnography’ Visual Studies29(2), pp.146-154,. 

Pink, S and Tania Lewis (2014), ‘Making resilience: everyday affect and global affiliation in Australian Slow Cities’, Cultural Geographies, 2014: 1-16.

Pink, S., J. Morgan and A. Dainty (2015, accepted 22nd August 2014) ‘Managing the Safe Hand: gels, water, gloves and the materiality of tactile knowing’ the Journal of Material Culture

Pink, S. J. Morgan and A. Dainty (2014) ‘Safety in Movement: mobile workers, mobile media’,Mobile Media and Communication2(3): 335-351

Postill, J. 2014. A critical history of internet activism and social protest in Malaysia, 1998-2011.Asiascape: Digital Asia Journal1-2: 78-103.

Postill, J. 2014. Democracy in an age of viral reality: a media epidemiography of Spain’s indignados movementEthnography15 (1): 50-68.

Postill, J. in press. Freedom technologists and the new protest movements: a theory of protest formulas. Special issue ofConvergence journal, “New Media, Global Activism and Politics” Vol. 20, no. 3 (2014).

Postill, J. 2014. Spain’s indignados and the mediated aesthetics of nonviolence. In P. Werbner, K. Spellman-Poots and M. Webb (eds) The Political Aesthetics of Global Protest: Beyond the Arab Spring. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.

Richardson, I. & L. Hjorth (2014) ‘Mobile Games: From Tetris to Foursquare,in G. Goggin & L. Hjorth (eds) The Routledge Companion Mobile Media. New York: Routledge, pp. 256-266.

Schutt, S. Berry, M. and Cianci, L., 2014, ‘Lost Melbourne: A Digital Ethnography of a Facebook Local History Group’ Global Ethnographic Journal

Tacchi, J. (in press – expected Dec 2014) ‘Being Meaningfully Mobile: mobile phones and development’ In Servaes, J. (Ed.) Technological determinism and Communication for Sustainable Social Change. Lexington Books.

Tacchi, J. (in press, 2014) ‘Stillness, Voice, Listening: diachronic approaches to researching communication for development’ In Tufte, T. Hemer, O. and Hansen, A.H. (Eds.) Memory on Trial: Media, Citizenship and Social Justice. Berlin and London: Lit Verlag.

Tacchi, J. & Lennie, J. (2014) ‘A framework for researching and evaluating communication for development and social change’ In Wilkins, K, Tufte, T & Obregon, R. (Eds.) Handbook on Development Communication & Social Change. Oxford: Wiley Blackwell. Pages 298-320.

Tacchi, J., Kitner, K., Kiran, M.S. (2014), ‘Drive-by Wi-Fi and digital storytelling: development and co-creation’ The Journal of Community Informatics 10(1).

Taylor, Erin B. and Heather A. Horst. (2014) The Aesthetics of Mobile Money. In G. Goggin and L. Hjorth’s Mobile Media Companion.London: Routledge. Pp. 262-472. ISBN-10: 0415809479

Wilson, G. T., T. Bhamra, K. Leder Mackley, S. Pink, and V. Mitchell. 2014. PORTS: an interdisciplinary and systemic approach to studying energy use in the home. InProceedings of the 2014 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing: Adjunct Publication (UbiComp ’14 Adjunct). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 971-978. DOI=10.1145/2638728.2641551

Witkowski, Emma. “Competition and Cooperation” in PerronBand WolfM. J., eds. (2014). The Routledge Companion to Video Game Studies. New York: Routledge.


Hinton, S. & L. Hjorth. Understanding Digital Media in the Age of Social Networking. London: Sage. Also a useful text for Emergent Media Practices.

Hjorth, L. & M. Arnold. Online@AsiaPacific: Mobile, Social and Locative in the Asia–Pacific region, Asia’s Transformation series. London: Routledge.

Hjorth, L. and H. Horst “Engaging practices: doing personalized media’, in S. Price, C. Jewitt & B. Brown (eds) The Sage Handbook of Digital Technology Research. London: Sage.

Miller, Daniel. “People that make machines the script people” in Anthropology of this Century 6.

Miller, Daniel, “Not Getting the Internet” in Fair Observer 6 Feb.

Miller, Daniel. “What is the relationship between identities that people construct, express and consume online and those offline?” Driver document for Future Identities: Changing identities in the UK – the next 10 years. London: Government Office for Science.

Miller, Daniel. “Denim: The modesty of clothing and the immodesty of religion” in R. Lewis (ed)Modest Fashion: Styling Bodies, Mediating Faith. London: I. B. Tauris.

Pink, S. Doing Visual Ethnography. Revised and expanded 3rd edition. London: Sage.

Pink, S., A, Dainty and D. Tutt (eds). Ethnographic Research in the Construction Industry. London: Taylor and Francis.

Pink, S. and J. Morgan. “Short term ethnography: intense routes to knowing” in Symbolic Interactionism. Also a useful Emergent Media Practices text.

Singh, S. Meredith Blake, and Jonathan O’Donnell. “Digitizing Pacific Cultural Collections: The Australian Experience” in International Journal of Cultural Property, 20. 77–107.

Singh, S. and Cabraal, A. “Remittances as a Currency of Care: Contested Representations of Money and the Idea of Family” in South Asia: Journal of South Asian Studies, 36:1. 50-64.

Design + Ethnography Publications

Akama, Y. and A. Prendiville. “Embodying, enacting and entangling design: a phenomenological view to co-designing services” in Design Research Journal

Leder Mackley, K., Mitchell, V., Pink, S., Escobar-Tello, C. and Bhamra, T. “Understanding Technology in the Home: Sensory Ethnography and HCI” in Proceedings of ACM CHI 2013 Workshop on Methods for Studying Technology in the Home, April 27, 2013, Paris, France. Also a useful Media Methods text.

Pink, S., D. Tutt and A. Dainty. Introduction to S. Pink, A, Dainty and D. Tutt (eds) Ethnographic Research in the Construction Industry. London: Taylor and Francis. 1-22.

Pink, S. K. Leder Mackley, V. Mitchell, C. Escobar-Tello, M. Hanratty, T. Bhamra and R. Morosanu. “Applying the Lens of Sensory Ethnography to Sustainable HCI” in Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction. 1-22.

Sharp, K. “Driving in the sonic city” in In K. Sharp and E. Grierson (eds) Re-imagining the City: art, globalization and urban spaces. Bristol: Intellect Books.

Sharp, K. and E. Grierson. “Art and the Global City” in K. Sharp and E. Grierson (eds) Re-imagining the City: art, globalization and urban spaces. Bristol: Intellect Books.

Tutt, D, S. Pink, A, Dainty and A. Gibb. “‘In the air’ and below the horizon of notice: Migrant workers in UK construction and the practice based nature of learning and communicating OHS” in Construction Management and Economics. 1-13.

Emergent Media Practices Publications

Berry, Marsha. “Being There: Poetic Landscapes”, in Coolabah 11. 85- 96.

Berry, Marsha and O. Goodwin. “Poetry 4 U: Pinning poems under/over/through the streets” inNew Media and Society. log on required)

Fors, V., A. Backstrom and S. Pink. “Multisensory emplaced learning: resituating situated learning in a moving world” in Mind, Culture, and Activity: An International Journal, 20(2). 170-183.

Hjorth, L. “Games: Mobile, Locative and Social” in S. Cunningham & S. Turnbull (eds) The Media and Communications in Australia, 4th edition. Sydney: Allen and Unwin.

Hjorth, L. “Frames of Discontent: Social media, Mobile Intimacy and the Boundaries of Media Practice”, in H. Koskela & J. Macgregor Wise (eds) The new ecstasy of communication: New visualities, new technologies. New York: Ashgate.

Hjorth, L. “The Art of Games: Machinima as Games, Art and New Media” in J. Barrett & J. Ng (eds) Understanding Machinima: essays on filmmaking in virtual worlds. London: Bloomsbury.

Hjorth, L. ‘The place of the emplaced mobile: A case study into gendered locative media practices’, Mobile Media & Communication 1(1). 110–115. (University log on required)

Horst, Heather A. “The Infrastructures of Mobile Media: Towards a Future Research Agenda” inMobile Media and Communication 1(1). 147-52. (University log on required)

Keen, Seth. “The Grampians” in Adrian Miles (ed) Quickened: A Video iBook. iBook available for download at (creative work)

Keen, Seth. “Purrumbete Verandah, 2008” in Coolabah 11. 54–59.

Keen, Seth. “The Rumblings Ramblings of a Post-industrial Media Producer Maker” in Adrian Miles (ed) PIMP 01: Post-industrial Media: Education? Melbourne, Australia: School of Media and Communication, RMIT University. iBook available for download at (creative work)

Lewis, Tania. “Life coaches, makeover mavens, fashion doyens: everyday experts on reality programming’, in Laurie Ouellette (ed) A Companion to reality television. United States: Wiley-Blackwell.

Lewis, Tania, Fran Martin and John Sinclair. “Lifestyle media and social transformation in Asia” inMedia International Australia 147. 51-61.

Lewis, Tania, Fran Martin and John Sinclair (eds). Lifestyle media and social transformation in Asia, special edition of Media International Australia 147.

Pink, S. and L. Servon. “Sensory Global Towns: an experiential approach to the growth of the Slow City movement” in Environment and Planning A, 45(2). 451 – 466.

Teusner, Paul. “Configuring the religious cyborg: technology and the future of religion” in Seyed Javad Miri (ed) Global Future of Religion: Probing into issues of religion and religiosity in the postmodern world. London: International Peace Studies Centre Press.


DERC fosters discussions and debates around digital ethnography through workshops, invited scholars program and publications. The first of these was a special issue of Media International Australia [Link:] published in November 2012. Contributions to the special issue included the following:

Rethinking ethnography: An introduction” by Heather Horst, Larissa Hjorth and Jo Tacchi

“Media ethnography and the disappearance of communication theory” by Virginia Nightingale

“Normativity and materiality: A view from digital anthropology” by Heather Horst and Daniel Miller

“The ethnographer as community manager: Language translation
and user negotiation” by Jonathan Hutchinson

“Social media ethnography: The digital researcher in a messy web” by John Postill and Sarah Pink

“Amateur photography as self-ethnography: China’s rural migrant workers and the question of digital-political literacy” by Wanning Sun

“Emplaced cartographies: Reconceptualising camera phone practices in an age of locative media” by Sarah Pink and Larissa Hjorth

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