Media@Sydney Seminars, Semester 2, 2020

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Thursday September 17, 3pm – 4.30pm

Bunty Avieson (University of Sydney)

The Bhutan-Wiki Project: Global knowledge and minority languages

Wikipedia offers a bulwark for cultural resilience by oral cultures and this project investigates the experiences of the Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan.

Thursday October 8, 3pm – 4.30pm

Mark Johnson (University of Sydney)

The Lives and Careers of Professional Live Streamers

Drawing on five years of ethnographic research, this seminar focuses on the pasts, presents and (predicted or considered futures of live streamers.

Thursday October 22, 3pm – 4.30pm

Justine Humphry, Chris Chesher and Sophia Maalsen (University of Sydney)

Smart Publics: Imaginaries and Discoveries of Smart Street Furniture

This talk will present research findings from the Smart Publics project focusing on smart city user imaginaries and public encounters with media hybridised forms of smart street furniture.

Thursday November 5, 3pm – 4.30pm

Alana Mann (University of Sydney)

Book release: Food in a Changing Climate

This new book analyses land and labour relationships in the global food system and considers whose knowledge counts in science communication on health and climate issues.

Thursday November 19, 3pm – 4.30pm

Olga Boichak (University of Sydney)

Mapping the National Web: Spaces and cultures of diasporic mobilisation in the digital age

This seminar explores hyperlinking behaviours among Ukrainian Canadians to map geographic, linguistic, and political boundaries of the Ukrainian national web.

Thursday November 26, 3pm – 4.30pm

Jolynna Sinanan (University of Sydney)

Larissa Hjorth (RMIT University)

Heather Horst (Western Sydney University)

Sarah Pink (Monash University)

Book release: Digital Media Practices in Households

This new book explores practices through locative media, self-tracking and quantified self apps in households in Tokyo, Shanghai and Melbourne.

Thursday December 10, 3pm – 4.30pm

Wayne Hawkins (University of Sydney)

Please Hold: Australia’s Communication Policy Response to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

This presentation evaluates current communication policies in Australia from a critical disability theory (CDT) framework and identifies the quality of those policies as they speak to people with disability.