On 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.
June 12, 2015 10:25 am
A 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
The Curtin team travelled to Washington on the 4th June, to present their idea to the US Department of State, which sponsored the competition for the White House.
They received 2nd place–an outstanding recognition of all their incredibly hard and important work.
Further information about their success is available in the Curtin news site here.
June 5, 2015 7:13 am
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.Read more
CCAT Coordinator Sam Lucy-Stevenson, Niall’s wife, thanked MCCA for ‘bestowing such an honour in Niall’s memory. It means a lot to our kids and to me, and Niall would have been very chuffed’.
June 4, 2015 6:15 am
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
Dr. Daniel Trottier is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Media and Communication at Erasmus University Rotterdam. His current research considers the use of social media by police and intelligence agencies, as well as other forms of policing that occur on these platforms. As part of this research, he has participated in two European Commission projects on security, privacy and digital media. Daniel has authored several articles in peer-reviewed journals on this and other topics, as well as Social Media as Surveillance with Ashgate in 2012, Identity Problems in the Facebook Era with Routledge in 2013, and Social Media, Politics and the State (co-edited with Christian Fuchs) with Routledge in 2014. Daniel previously held appointments as a Postdoctoral Fellow in Social and Digital Media at the Communication and Media Research Institute (CAMRI), University of Westminster, as well as Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Department of Informatics and Media at Uppsala University Sweden, and the Department of Sociology at the University of Alberta, Canada. Daniel completed a PhD in Sociology at Queen’s University in Kingston, Canada. His doctoral research focused on the impact of digital media on interpersonal and institutional surveillance practices. Daniel obtained a BA in Psychology and Sociology at McGill University, and a MA in Sociology at Concordia University, both in Montreal, Canada.
Dr. Daniel Trottier’s attendance as a CCAT guest was co-sponsored by The ARC Centre for Excellence for Creative Industries, CREATEC at Edith Cowan University, and The Pawsey Supercomputing Centre.
Dr. Daniel Trottier presenting at Curtin.
May 23, 2015 10:34 am
On 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.
Individual researchers joined in a round table discussion with the Vice Chancellor, who was very impressed with the calibre of CCAT’s research.