Larissa HjorthCore Member

Distinguished Professor Larissa Hjorth is an artist and digital ethnographer in the School of Media & Communication, RMIT University. She studies the socio-cultural dimensions of mobile media and play in the Asia-Pacific region. In particular, Hjorth’s work focuses upon intergenerational and cross-cultural approaches.

This research has resulted in two single authored books and six co-authored books, along with 35 journal articles, 57 book chapters and edited nine anthologies/handbooks. Hjorth’s books include Mobile Media in the Asia-Pacific  (2009), Games & Gaming  (2010), Online@AsiaPacific  (2013), Understanding Social Media  (2013), Gaming in Social, Locative and Mobile Media  (2014), Digital Ethnography  (2016), Screen Ecologies: Art, Media, and the Environment in the Asia-Pacific Region  (2016). She has co-edited The Routledge Companion to Digital Ethnography (with H. Horst, G. Bell and A. Galloway), The Routledge Handbook to New Media in Asia (with O. Khoo), The Routledge Companion to Mobile Media (with G. Goggin), Gaming Cultures and Place (with D. Chan), Mobile Technologies (with G. Goggin), Art in Asia-Pacific (with N. King, M. Kataoka), Mobile Media Practices (with K. Cumiskey) and Studying Mobile Media (with I. Richardson & J. Burgess).

She is currently a member of the EU COST action  IS 1202: The dynamics of virtual labour.

Recent solo exhibitions include The Art of Play at Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne  (July 2015) and the co-curated Design & Play exhibition at the RMIT Design Hub  (April 2016).



  • The Game of Being Mobile: A study of mobile gaming cultures. Funded by: ARC Discovery 2014 from (2014 to 2016)
  • Locating the Mobile: Intergenerational locative media practices in Tokyo, Melbourne and Shanghai. Funded by: ARC Linkage Project 2013 from (2013 to 2016)
  • Spatial dialogues: public art and climate change. Funded by: ARC Linkage Project 2010 Round 2 from (2010 to 2013)
  • Online@asia/pacific: A comparative study of online networks in the Asia-Pacific. Funded by:ARC Discovery 2009 from (2009 to 2013)
  • Vital Signs Conference. Funded by: Australia Council for the Arts pre-2014 from (2005 to 2005)




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Research Interests

Communication and Media Studies, Cultural Studies, Film, Television and Digital Media, Information Systems, Other studies in Human Society, Sociology


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