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Joanne Tompkins

Joanne Tompkins worked at the University of Queensland and at the Australian Research Council before retiring to consult on research and research management to the humanities sector. Her recent research develops virtual reality models of theatres that no longer exist to explore the performance parameters of the past. She is a founder of AusStage, the …

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Jake Goldenfein

Jake is a Chief Investigator in the ARC Centre of Excellence for Automated Decision-Making and Society. Jake studies platform regulation, data governance, digital surveillance, and the governance of automated decision-making. His current work explores the ways law constructs the data economy, digital surveillance including facial recognition, and tools for governing automated decision-making like a ‘human …

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Joel Stern

Dr Joel Stern is a researcher, curator, and artist living in Naarm/Melbourne, Australia. He holds the position of Vice-Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellow at School of Media and Communication, RMIT University. Informed by a background in experimental music and sonic art, Stern’s work focusses on how practices of sound and listening inform and shape our contemporary worlds. …

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Kimberlee Weatherall

Kimberlee is a Professor of Law at the University of Sydney focusing on the regulation of technology and intellectual property law, and a Chief Investigator with the ARC Centre of Excellence for Automated Decision-Making and Society. She is a Fellow at the Gradient Institute, a research institute developing ethical AI. She has been researching, speaking, and writing …

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Jenny Fewster

Jenny is working with key stakeholders to plan, manage and coordinate all activities relating to the HASS and Indigenous RDC initiative. She has a wealth of experience in the collection, management and dissemination of research and cultural heritage data and resources through digital humanities platforms, most recently as Executive Officer of AusStage. Jenny will provide …

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Mark Andrejevic

Professor Mark Andrejevic FAHA researches the social, cultural, and political aspects of digital media technologies, with a particular focus on surveillance, monitoring, and social control. His work engages with the societal consequences of automated forms of social sorting, the spread of online disinformation, and emerging technologies for the collection and processing of personal information. He …

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UPDATE – HASS and Indigenous Research Data Commons

  Event details When: 12.00-12.10pm, Friday 17 November 2023. Where: Kaleide RMIT Union Theatre Foyer Jenny Fewster, HASS and Indigenous RDC Director, ARDC will provide an update about HASS and Indigenous Research Data Commons. In 2020 the HASS and Indigenous Research Data Commons (HASS&I RDC) was announced as a first step toward developing a more …

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Indigo Holcombe-James

She coordinates research projects, commissions market research, and conducts the in-house visitor research that ensures audiences are at the centre of the museum. Prior to joining ACMI, Indigo was a Research Fellow at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Automated Decision-Making & Society, located in the School of Media and Communication at RMIT University. Her …

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Seb Chan

Appointed to the role in August 2022, he was previously a key part of the team behind the organisation’s $40 million renewal project, underpinned by co-design methodology, which transformed ACMI into a multi-award winning, multiplatform museum. Seb joined ACMI as Chief Experience Officer in 2015, as the senior executive responsible for the Experience & Engagement …

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Rights and Revolutions

  Event details When: 12.10-1.30pm, Friday 17 November 2023. Where: Kaleide RMIT Union Theatre Foyer In a panel chaired by Professor Mark Andrejevic FAHA and featuring Distinguished Professor Emerita Maggie Walter FASSA, Professor Leanne Wiseman and Dr Jake Goldenfein we will explore: AI and Indigenous Data Sovereignty Artificial intelligence is a rapidly growing, increasingly pervasive …

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Leanne Wiseman

Leanne Wiseman

Leanne is the Founder and Chair of the Australian Repair Network. She is an interdisciplinary scholar whose policy-relevant research, at the intersection between IP law, data, new digital technologies, and the contracts that that accompany them, is addressing critical questions about the role that Intellectual Property plays in hindering or enabling access to new technologies. …

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Maggie Walter

Maggie Walter

Her scholarship (six books and more than 100 peer reviewed journal articles or chapters) challenges standard explanations for Indigenous inequality, with a focus on the sub-fields of Indigenous data, Indigenous methodologies and Indigenous Data Sovereignty. In 2021, Maggie was appointed a Commissioner with the Victorian Yoorrook Justice Commission, Australia’s first truth-telling body, which is inquiring …

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Acknowledgement of Country

The Australian Academy of the Humanities recognises Australia’s First Nations Peoples as the traditional owners and custodians of this land, and their continuous connection to country, community and culture.