Digital Ethnographic Research Centre (DERC)
The Digital Ethnography Research Centre (DERC) focuses on understanding a contemporary world where digital and mobile technologies are increasingly inextricable from the environments and relationships in which everyday life plays out. Researchers at DERC are renowned for being incisive, interventional and internationally leading. Going beyond the call of pure academia they combine academic scholarship with applied practice to produce research, analysis and dissemination projects that are innovative and based on ethnographic insights.
The non/fictionLab is a research centre for scholars, writers and creative practitioners, which experiments with contemporary realities through story, dialogue, poetics and partnerships. It fosters collaborative research projects in partnership with local and international scholars and artists, and with industries and communities. The non/fictionLab hosts events, projects, programs and public presentations that feature a diverse range of local and international writers, artists and academics.
Screen and Sound Cultures
Screen and Sound Cultures is a transdisciplinary research lab that is dedicated to the rich complexities of media as practice, pedagogy and creative research. As a dynamic space for critical thinking and making, the group foregrounds and fosters transdisciplinary research, local and international collaborations, industry and community links, and the nexus between teaching and research. We help create and support events, projects, programs and public presentations that feature a diverse range of scholars and practitioners who contribute to contemporary frontiers and debates within the expansive world of media practice.
ARC Centre of Excellence for Automated Decision-Making and Society (ADM+S)
The ARC Centre of Excellence for Automated Decision-Making and Society (ADM+S) is a new, cross-disciplinary, national research centre, which aims to create the knowledge and strategies necessary for responsible, ethical, and inclusive automated decision-making. The ADM+S Centre is hosted at RMIT University with nodes located at eight other Australian universities, and partners around the world. It brings together universities, industry, government and the community to support the development of responsible, ethical and inclusive automated decision-making.
Communication and Change Co-lab (3C)
3C, Communication and Change Co-Lab, aims to explore ideas of change within communication contexts to develop new perspectives into communication approaches, processes, and practices. Its unique combination of theoretical and, notably, practical research projects seek to identify pathways for change, to promote change and to create change – whether that be social, behavioural, or cultural – taking a communication perspective.