Current projects related to the theme of the DD&SC by members include:

  • Self-Tracking and Automatised Bodies (Martin Berg, Vaike Fors, Christopher Martin, Tom O’Dell, Sarah Pink, Deborah Lupton, Minna Ruckenstein and Mika Pantzar). Funded by the Swedish Foundation for Humanities and Social Sciences, 2015-2017
  • Small Technology, Big Data and the Business of Young People’s Health (Michael Gard, Deborah Lupton, Deana Leahy and Carolyn Pluim) Funded by an ARC Discovery Project Grant, 2015-2017
  • Cycling Commuting Self-Tracking (Deborah Lupton, Sarah Pink, Shanti Sumartojo and Christine Heyes Labond) Funded by the University of Canberra and RMIT, 2015-2016
  • Fitness Activity Analytics (Glen Fuller and Deborah Lupton) Funded by the University of Canberra, 2015
  • Why Do People Self-Track? (Deborah Lupton and Gavin Smith). Funded by the University of Canberra, 2016
  • Sensing, Shaping, Sharing: Measuring and Imagining the Body in a Mediatized World (Vaike Fors,Sarah Pink, Martin Berg and Tom O’Dell) Funded by the Swedish Research Council, 2015 – 2018
  • Locating the Mobile: Intergenerational Locative Media Practices in Tokyo, Melbourne and Shanghai (Larissa Hjorth, Heather Horst, Sarah Pink, Genevieve Bell, Baohua Zhao and Fumitoshi Kato) Funded by an Australian Research Council Linkage Grant, 2013-2016; Intel, 2013-2016
  • The Virtual Observatory for the Study of Online Networks (VOSON) (Robert Ackland, Mahin Raissi, Tim Graham, Yenn Lee, Mathieu O’Neil, Jamsheed Shorish). Details here.
  • Data Centres and the Governance of Labour and Territory (Brett Neilson, Ned Rossiter, Tanya Notley, Laikwan Pang, Stefano Harney, Sandro Mezzadra, Anna Reading and Florian Sprenger) Funded by an ARC Discovery Project Grant, 2016-2019
  •  Data Smart: Developing Teenagers’ Personal Data Literacies (Luci Pangrazio and Neil Selwyn) Funded by an auDA Foundation Grant, 2016-2017
  • Young Children (0-8) and Digital Technology, Australian Comparative Study (Donell Holloway and Lelia Green). Funded by an ECU Collaboration Enhancement Scheme Grant 2016
  • Toddlers and Tablets: Exploring the Risks and Benefits 0-5s Face Online (Lelia Green, Donell Holloway, Sonia Livingstone and Brian O’Neill) Australian Research Council Discovery Grant, 2015 – 2017
  • Digital Play: Social Network Sites and the Well-being of Young Children (Donell Holloway) Australian Research Council Grant – Discovery Early Career Researcher Award, 2014 – 2016
  • Facebook Timelines and Longitudinal Digital Traces (Brady Robards and Sian Lincoln) Funded by the University of Tasmania and Liverpool John Moores University 
  • Sensing Tourist Travel: GPS tracking and Social Media Use Amongst Tourists in Tasmania (Anne Hardy, Richard Eccleston, Brady Robards, Tommy Wong, Jaganath Aryal, Dugald Tinch, Kate Booth, Sarah Hyslop) Funded by the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development via ‘Sense T’. More info:
  • Big Data Technology and National Security: Comparative International Perspectives on Strategy, Policy and Law in Australia, the United Kingdom and Canada (Janet Chan, Louis de Koker, Danuta Mendelson, Lyria Bennett Moses, Alana Maurushat and David Vaile) Funded by the Data to Decisions Cooperative Research Centre, 2014-2016
  • Reassembling Crime and Security Knowledge: The role of data analysts in the production of intelligence (Janet Chan, Lyria Bennett Moses and Carrie Sanders) Funded by UNSW Law School, 2016
  • Guiding Principles in the Design, Regulation, Implementation, Governance and Oversight of Data-based Decision-support Technologies for Law Enforcement and National Security (Project led by Lyria Bennett Moses). Funded by the Data to Decisions Cooperative Research Centre, 2016
  • Practical Perspectives on a Balanced, Enabling Regulatory Framework for Data-based Decision-Support Technologies Used by Law Enforcement and National Security in Australia (Project B2 led by Lyria Bennett Moses) Funded by the Data to Decisions Cooperative Research Centre, 2016-2017
  • Technology and Data Science in Policing: A study of Crime Analysts in Canada (Project led by Carrie Sanders, with Janet Chan and Manny SanPedro as collaborators) Funded by Social Science and Humanities Research Council, 2015-2019
  • Kinomatics: Big Cultural Data (Project led by Deb Verhoeven, with Colin Arrowsmith, Bronwyn Coate, Stuart Palmer, Ben Eltham, Sarah Taylor, Alex Gionfriddo, Vejune Zemaityte)
  • Humanities National Infrastructure (HuNI) (Project led by Deb Verhoeven, with Toby Burrows, Gavan McCarthy and 18 institutional partners) Funded by NeCTAR 2013-2016
  • Innovative Data Visualisation and Visual Literacy (INDVIL) (Martin Engebretsen (leader), Jill Walker Rettberg, Helen Kennedy, Wibke Weber, Sara Brinch, Elise Seip-Tønnesen, Torgeir Garland, Odd Mikael Snaprud) Funded by the Norwegian Research Council
  • The Moral and Cultural Economy of the Mobile Phone in the Pacific (Heather Horst (CI), Robert Foster (PI)) Funded by the Australian Research Council, 2014-2017
  • Government Web Portals as New Government Actors (P Henman, J Halligan, T Graham, AJ Meijer, R Gil-Garcia) Funded by the Australian Research Council, 2017-2019
  • Safety, risk and wellbeing on digital dating apps (Kath Albury, Anthony McCosker, Kane Race) Funded by the Australian Research Council, 2017-2019