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Transmedia Literacy

The rise of ethical consumption in Australia: from the margins to the mainstream

The Moral and Cultural Economy of the Mobile Phone in the Pacific Region

The Gender of Money

Digital rhythms: an ethnographic study of digital content in Australia

Can Songs Heal Japan?

Mapping the Social Networks of International Students: Foundations for Improved Communication with International Students

PACMAS Baseline Study

Games of Being Social

Cittaslow: indirect activism, wellbeing and resilience

The role of lifestyle television in transforming culture, citizenship and selfhood

Mobilising Media for Sustainable Outcomes in the Pacific Region

Locating the Mobile

Mobile, Migrants and Money

The Uses of Webcam

Evaluating communication for development: supporting adaptive and accountable development

Work-life ecologies: lifestyle, sustainability, practices

Technologies for supportive communities: creating and evaluating meaningful online and technology-facilitated connections for vulnerable young people

Complex, Clever, Cool: understanding and imagining smart, sustainable, laundry


Slow Cities: urban sustainability in a digital-material world

Sensing, shaping, sharing: measuring and imagining the body in a mediatized world

Indigenous nation building: Theory, practice and its emergence in Australia’s public policy discourse

Design and Social Innovation in Asia-Pacific

Designing future designers: a propositional framework teaching sustainability

Freedom Technologists

Developing Global Collaborations

Thrill the World: Global and Local Performances of Michael Jackson's "Thriller"


The Digital Ethnography Research Centre (DERC) fosters cross-cultural, interdisciplinary and multi-sited research, especially in relation to the Asia-Pacific region. Through research and critical engagement, we collectively seek to push the boundaries and possibilities of ethnographic practice in, through and around digital media. DERC is a research centre in the School of Media and Communication at RMIT University, affiliated with the Design Research Institute. Read more about digital ethnography. Sign up for our mailing list.

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