2023 Symposium

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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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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Automating public culture: Creators, institutions, audiences

  Event details When: 11.30-12.50pm, Thursday 16 November 2023 Where: Kaleide RMIT Union Theatre, Melbourne Creativity and cultural labour practices have long been considered resistant to automation. Our sector – though often underpaid and undervalued – took comfort in this, luxuriating in the knowledge that our work was profoundly and unequivocally human – even when it is (almost always) the product of

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Gerard Goggin

He is a founding editor of the journal Internet Histories and co-editor of Routledge Companion to Global Internet Histories (2017) and Oral Histories of the Internet and Web (2023). Gerard has a longstanding interest in disability, media and rights– with key books including Digital Disability (2003) and Routledge Companion to Disability and Media (2020). With Kuansong Victor Zhuang, he is working on a book

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Marnie Hughes-Warrington

She is Professor of History theory at the University of South Australia and Adjunct Professor of History at the Australian National University. Her work across philosophy and history has advanced the recognition of history making across the globe, including global recognition of Australian Aboriginal historiographies. She has authored or edited ten books, with the latest

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Jill Bennett

She is Founding Director of The Big Anxiety festival, the Big Anxiety Research Centre and the ARC-funded Felt Experience & Empathy Lab (fEEL Lab) at UNSW. Jill’s immersive media and public engagement projects explore the role of creative technology and trauma-informed design in supporting mental and emotional health with a particular focus on lived experiences of

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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.