Fiona Andreallo

Dr Fiona Andreallo

Post-Doctoral Early Career Fellow

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Design and Social Context


Emailfiona.andreallo@rmit.edu.au


Campus: Melbourne City


 

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Fiona Andreallo profile photo. She has brown hair and glasses

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DSC | School of Design


Emailfiona.andreallo@rmit.edu.au


Campus: Melbourne City


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Fiona Andreallo is a post doctoral Early Career fellow at RMIT. She joined RMIT in 2021 where she contributes to communications and media research as well as postgraduate supervision and lectures.

Overview

Fiona Andreallo is a communications and media researcher, and EC fellow at RMIT. She has previously published studies of social robot-human interactions and cultural understandings of social robot designs, meaningful experiences and the personalisation of dementia care.Passionate about inclusive communities, she has worked on research projects with the local government, The Art Gallery of NSW, Hammond Care (Australia), The Sydney Institute for Robotics and Information System (SIRIS).

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Industry experience

Most recently Fiona has worked with industry bodies including SIRIS (Sydney Institute for robotics and information Systems), Hammond Care (Australia), The Art Gallery of New South Wales.

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Research

Fiona's research focuses on social change and media technologies, particularly on the intersection of humans, social robots, and social networks. She has published on cultures of technology use that includes the way media histories inform the present. In funded research projects she has worked with the local government, The art gallery of NSW, Hammond care (Australia), The Sydney institute for robotics and information system (SIRIS), and many interdisciplinary academics and institutions.

Research keywords

Digital Cultures, Robotics, Communication, Gender, Social Media, Social robots, Memes, Selfies, Touch, Visual Communication, Semes , Semeful Technology Design

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Supervisor interest areas

  • Technology-human relationships and communication
  • Communication design
  • Visual communication
  • Social media
  • Digital media
  • Photography
  • Social robots
  • Identity and representation
  • Inclusive communities

Feature publications

Mapping selfies and Memes as Touch

Palgrave Macmillan

Fiona Andreallo (2022).

Robotic Faciality: The Philosophy, Science and Art of Robot Faces

International Journal of Social Robotics

Chris Chesher & Fiona Andreallo (2021).

Eye Machines: Robot Eye, Vision and Gaze

International Journal of Social Robotics

Chris Chesher & Fiona Andreallo (2021).

Key publications by year

  • Human-robot companionship: Cultural ideas, limitations, and aspirations. An analysis of sex robot marketing videos International Journal of Social Robotics, 2022-02-02 | journal-article
  • Andreallo, F., & Chesher, C. (2019). Prosthetic Soul Mates: Sex Robots as Media for Companionship. M/C Journal22(5). https://doi.org/10.5204/mcj.1588
  • Andreallo, Fiona. (2019). The selfie generation: a transformation of visual social relationships. Vista. 153-171. DOI:10.21814/vista.3019. 
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Acknowledgement of country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.