Works in Progress at Digital Cultures and Societies

Works In Progress Sessions at Digital Cultures and Societies 

During these sessions, a researcher presents a piece they are currently working on, another researcher offers a response, and this is followed by an open discussion among attendees.

These sessions are designed to facilitate connections within our research community and across faculties, for researchers to receive early feedback during the writing process, and/or for researchers to gain experience presenting in a supportive environment.

Andrea Alarcon - Work in Progress Session

3 April 2023 1:00pm2:00pm
In this session, post-doctoral researcher Andrea Alarcon will present a chapter from her upcoming book "Outsourcing the Home."

Andrea Alarcon comes from the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism at the University of Southern California. Andrea’s work examines power relationships in day-to-day uses of translational online communication. Andrea is working on a book emanating from their PhD work that examines the mobility, precariousness and power relationships of ‘outsourcing the home’ where Global North tech-workers maintain Global North wages while sitting, or traveling, through the Global South. With us at Digital Cultures and Societies, Andrea will develop a project that extends from this work on remote virtual assistants.

Sungyong Ahn - On that Toy-Being of Generative Art Toys

16 March 2023 1:00pm2:00pm
In this Session Dr Sungyong Ahn will present one of his current works in progress - On that Toy-Being of Generative Art toys. Post-doctoral research Dr Luke Munn and Director of Digital Cultures and Societies A/Prof Nic Carah will offer pre-prepared responses on the paper.

Sungyong Ahn has a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois, USA, and is currently Lecturer in digital studies at the School of Communication and Arts at the University of Queensland, Australia. He has written about digital ontology and its coincidence with recent philosophical thinking. His theoretical writings on such new media technologies as neuroprosthetics, videogames, smart car, and found footage have been published in the journals of various concerns stretching from philosophy and literature to media studies and STS.