PROF Scott McQuire

PROF Scott McQuire

Positions

  • New media andDigital media; media and urban space; networked culture; urban communication; digital storytelling (mobile media; locative media; social media; media theory; media art; digital cinema)

Overview

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  • Scott McQuire is Professor of Media and Communications in the School of Culture and Communication at the University of Melbourne, Australia. He is one of the founders of the Research Unit for Public Cultures which fosters interdisciplinary research at the nexus of digital media, contemporary art, urbanism, and social theory. His research explores the social effects of media technologies, with particular attention to their impact on the social relations of space and time, the formation of identity, and the functioning of contemporary cities. Scott is the author of Visions of Modernity: Representation, Memory, Time and Space in the Age of the Camera (1998), The Media City: Media, Architecture and Urban Space (2008), which won the 2009 Jane Jacobs Publication Award offered by the Urban Communication Foundation, and most recently Geomedia: Networked Cities and the Future of Public Space (2016). The Media City has been translated into Chinese (2011, 2014) and Russian (2014) and Geomedia will be translated into Chinese in 2017. He is also the editor of Empires Ruins + Networks: The Transcultural Agenda in Art (with Nikos Papastergiadis, 2005) and the Urban Screens Reader (with Meredith Martin and Sabine Niederer, 2009), and has published over 100 essays in refereed journals, edited books and exhibition catalogues. He has been Chief Investigator on nine Australian Research Council grants, including current projects Aboriginal Youth and Digital Storytelling, and Creative Precincts and Urban Space. Scott was elected as a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities in 2013 and sits on a number of senior University committees, including the Executive Committee of the Melbourne Networked Societies Institute, the Research Unit for Public Cultures and the advisory board of the Microsoft Social NUI Research Centre.   

Publications

Selected publications

Research

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Additional Grant Information


    • Australia Council for the Arts, 2005, $5000 for 'Empires, Ruins and Networks' conference publication (with Professor Nikos Papastergiadis)
    • ARC LIEF 2004  (LE0453517) ‘240 x 360 Degree Digital Video Camera for Interactive Immersive Visualization Research Applications’,  $205, 800 (one of 11 CIs)
    • ARC Linkage Project 2004-2005, (LP0453638), ‘Reformulating Museological Narrative Using Three Models of cCnematic Interactivity’,  $128 205 (One of 10 CIs)
    • Australia Council for the Arts 2004, $77 000 for ‘Diasporic Networks’ (with Professor  Nikos Papastergiadis and Dr. Geert Lovink)
    • ARC Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship, 1999-2001, ‘Space, Place and Identity in the Information Age’,  School of Social inquiry, Deakin University (sole CI). 
       

Awards

Education and training

  • PhD, University of Melbourne 1995

Awards and honors

  • Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities, 2013
  • Jane Jacobs Publication Prize presented at National Communication Association convention, Chicago., Urban Communication Foundation, 2009

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Supervision

Available for supervision

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