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.
Engaging with the Media - 26 May lunchtime ACAT presentation and panel discussion - In-person or online
There is increasing pressure for academics to engage with the media. The media is an effective way for academics to disseminate the results of their research and intervene in public debate.
Featuring authors of the first three academic books on TikTok - Trevor Boffone, D.Bondy Valdovinos Kaye, Jing Zeng, Patrik Wikstrom and Crystal Abidin.
A Curtin University team of data scientists and software developers will help take open-access books to a sophisticated digital future through a pilot project that seeks to enhance the diversity of voices from small and medium book publishers across the globe.
The Centre for Culture and Technology (CCAT) researchers collaborating with the Curtin Institute for Computation: the Curtin Open Knowledge Initiative (COKI)
The goal of the COKI team is to be the world’s leading hub for analysis and evaluation of Open Knowledge in higher education.
Submit your abstract now for this free online event. The theme is 'hauntings' and presentations on all aspects of the theme are encouraged.
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.