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QUT DMRC+SMRG @ IR16 (Phoenix AZ, 21-24 October 2015)

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It’s that time of year where SMRG members pack up their slides and head to various conferences, symposia, and workshops around the world, with the annual Association of Internet Researchers conference the focal point: this year’s AoIR conference is in Phoenix, Arizona, between 21 and 24 October, and SMRG and the Digital Media Research Centre will be well-represented. Below you can find the list of QUT speakers (and I apologize for any missing names!); as usual, there will be a conference round-up with slides put online after October, but if you’re coming to IR16 and interested in checking out the wide range of SMRG and DMRC research, check out the sessions below — and if you’re not at the conference itself, you can always follow along with the conference tweets (#ir16):


information, including rooms and times, correct as at 11 October 2015; for updates see: https://www.conftool.com/aoir-ir16/sessions.php


Wednesday 21 October (pre-conference)

9.00am (whole day) – Yuma room – Digital Methods in Internet Research workshop

Axel Bruns, Jean Burgess, Tim Highfield, Tama Leaver, Ben Light, Brenda Moon, Patrik Wikstrom

9.00am (whole day) – Santa Cruz – Doctoral Colloquium


Thursday 22 October

3.10pm – Maricopa (Death session) – ‘Imagining the ends of identity’

Tama Leaver, Tim Highfield


Friday 23 October

9.00am- Pima – ‘The quantified imaginary’ roundtable

Jean Burgess


10.40am – Yuma (Censorship & Borders) – ‘The challenges of Weibo for data-driven digital media research’

Jing Zeng, Jean Burgess, Axel Bruns


1.00pm – Santa Cruz (Adoption and Adaptation) – ‘Social Media and Election Campaigns’ panel

Axel Bruns, Tim Highfield


1.00pm – Navajo (Working IT) – ‘User’s Digital Imaginaries of Self Usurped Through Work’

Jacinta Buchbach


2.40pm – Apache (Inequality) – ‘Imagining access for all’

Kim Osman


4.20pm – Santa Cruz (Compromised Data?) – Compromised Data? roundtable

Axel Bruns, Jean Burgess


Saturday 24 October

9.00am – Santa Cruz ((Imag)inary) – ‘Like a monkey with a miniature cymbal: cultural practices of repetition in (visual) social media’

Tim Highfield, Stefanie Duguay


1.30pm – Santa Cruz (Black Box) – ‘Black boxes and flying furballs’ Social media analytics panel

Axel Bruns


3.10pm – Santa Cruz (Design) – ‘Imagining Grindr as ‘the’ hook up app of choice’

Ben Light

About the Author

- Tim Highfield is a Vice-Chancellor's Research Fellow in the Creative Industries Faculty at QUT, and a member of the Digital Media Research Centre. His research interests include visual social media and internet and social media cultures. He is the author of 'Social Media and Everyday Politics', to be published by Polity in early 2016.

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