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
The Cultural Science Journal is now accepting submissions here.
A/Prof Crystal Abidin - Invited to serve as a witness to give evidence as a research expert before the UK government
Recording of the Inquiry, background information and press releases on our news page.
The TikTok Cultures Research Network is pleased to announce a virtual event TikTok Methodologies on 19 July 2021 organized by founding members Associate Professor Crystal Abidin, Professor Patrik Wikström, and Dr D. Bondy Valdovinos Kaye.
This April SBS is expanding it audio description service to two additional television channels—NITV, Australia’s TV channel made by, for and about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and SBS World Movies.
You can attend this seminar in person or online. It will present findings from an evaluation of a documentary series to determine if it was effective at changing attitudes at a community and society level.
The TikTok Cultures Research Network held its second virtual event on 29 March 2021 hosted by founding members Associate Professor Crystal Abidin, Dr D Bondy Valdovinos Kaye, and Dr Andy Zhao.
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.