Adventure in Culture and Technology (ACAT) Seminar Series and Blog
The Centre for Culture and Technology presents the ACAT monthly seminar series. These seminars allow our researchers to disseminate and communicate their research to their fellow CCAT members and the broader university.
The Creative Workforce Initiative
The Creative Workforce Initiative (CWI) is an international collaboration between scholars who specialise in the creative industries, the labour market, and higher education
Cultural Science Journal
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Recent publications from the Open Literacy: Games, Social Responsibility and Social Innovation Conference.
In 2019 Echo360 made research grants available to lecturers who wanted to explore the impact of Echo360 with their students. Hear from members of two of those teams during this webinar about what they learned.
Congratulations to CCAT members: Katie Ellis, Gwyneth Peaty, Dawn Bennett and Stuart Bender
Dr Crystal Abidin, Prof Michael Keane, and the Centre for Culture and Technology at Curtin University invite submissions to a virtual symposium on Cultures of TikTok in the Asia Pacific.
Traditionally, people with disabilities have been absent from imaginable futures. A fantasy about a “better” future commonly means the disappearance of disability altogether. But as history shows, this cultural longing for a total eradication of disability could be dangerous.
Open source software architecture for aggregating, coordinating and analysing data on research outputs.
The Curtin Open Knowledge Initiative (COKI)
Efforts by universities to enable open transfer and development of knowledge have the potential to broaden the impact of higher education and research institutions.
The Curtin Open Knowledge Initiative (COKI) group is developing a broad program of work on the theme of ‘open knowledge institutions’. The goal of our project is to develop tools and data that will allow universities to understand how effectively they are operating as open knowledge institutions; and to support strategic change in higher education and research.
Our team is exploring the mechanisms that will allow universities to work more effectively with local and global communities in the production of knowledge; as well as those that support its uptake and application both within and beyond academia.
Combining data science and a critical perspective, we are addressing questions of how to collect and manage data at a large scale, as well as how sharing this data and analysis will affect the ecosystem. Using Google Cloud tools to harvest, combine and analyse data on staffing, outputs, institutional narratives and other areas, we are building new capabilities to support university decision making.
The project has resulted in collaborative development of a book: Open Knowledge Institutions: Reinventing Universities. The book is currently available here as a draft, hosted by MIT Press and open for community comment and review.
Our ultimate goal is to ensure that the tools and data used to evaluate university performance support more open and productive practices. Building a community of institutions and individuals around a shared narrative and open knowledge agenda will be key to this.
To keep updated on the progress of the COKI project, please visit our project webpage.