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CCAT Research Symposium Event: What is Philosophical Ethology?

July 25, 2015 6:50 am

Epifania_animale_53d643528f140On Wednesday 22nd July, CCAT Research Fellow and member Dr. Matthew Chrulew convened a research symposium and a round table discussion relating to the topic of Philosophical Ethology. 

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Curtin students take 2nd prize in US State Department global competion

June 12, 2015 10:25 am

52JumaaA team of Curtin Humanities students, under the leadership of CCAT member Associate Professor Anne Aly, as part of CCAT’s research program COVE, have been successful in a US government sponsored global competition.

As Anne reports: ‘Team Curtin, comprising students from across Humanities, has been selected as one of three teams to proceed to the finale of the P2P Challenging Extremism Global Competition. The only Australian team to participate out of 23 Universities worldwide, the Curtin team developed an App called 52 Jumaa which is aimed at steering young Muslims away from negative violent extremist influences through the creation of positive online communities around a series of 52 weekly challenges to make positive change.’Read more




Curtin announces The Niall Lucy Award for late CCAT Founding Director

June 5, 2015 7:13 am

10425524_10205133272989031_1282700586773045820_n-2To mark the one year anniversary of the death of CCAT’s founding director Professor Niall Lucy, Curtin’s School of Media, Culture and Creative Arts announced an annual award in his honour.

The inaugural Niall Lucy Award is to be awarded to a distinguished publication in line with Niall’s intellectual stature and cultural passions, for excellent achievement in any area of: (i) Critical and Cultural Theory (ii) Media Scholarship, or (iii) Popular-Music Scholarship.

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CCAT hold Public Lecture on “Big Data”

June 4, 2015 6:15 am

IMG_6020On Wednesday 3rd June, CCAT hosted a public lecture by Dr. Daniel Trottier on “Big data and society: between empowerment and surveillance”. 

As Dr. Trottier noted: “Big data is frequently touted as an asset to health care, so-called ‘smart’ cities, and interdisciplinary research. Yet these same processes and technologies are also employed to target individuals, often based on the rhetoric of securing against terror attacks, child exploitation, and even bad parking. This lecture considers the use of social media data in particular to profile and monitor citizens. Read more




Curtin Vice Chancellor Deborah Terry meets with CCAT researchers

May 23, 2015 10:34 am

Screen Shot 2015-08-25 at 11.07.06 amOn Thursday 21st May, Curtin’s Vice Chancellor Deborah Terry accepted an invitation to meet with researchers as The Centre for Culture and Technology. CCAT welcomed the opportunity to informally showcase our research, and discuss our research strengths and focuses, within the context of Curtin’s strategic initiative of developing as a global research key player.
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