Larissa Hjorth is an artist, digital ethnographer and senior lecturer in the Games Programs, School of Media & Communication, RMIT University. Since 2000, Hjorth has been researching and publishing on gendered personalisation of mobile communication, gaming and virtual communities in the Asia–Pacific — these studies are outlined in her book, Mobile Media in the Asia-Pacific (London, Routledge, 2009). Hjorth has published widely on the topic in over a dozen journal articles and over twenty book chapters. In 2009 she co-edited two Routledge anthologies, Gaming Cultures and Place in the Asia–Pacific region (with Dean Chan) and Mobile technologies: from Telecommunication to Media (with Gerard Goggin) and in 2010 Hjorth released Games & Gaming textbook (London: Berg). Since 2009 she has been an Australian Research Council APD fellow exploring the relationship between online and offline communities in the Asia-Pacific with Michael Arnold. This three year study focuses upon six locations (Manila Shanghai, Seoul, Tokyo, Singapore and Melbourne).
About the Center
The Center for Network Culture at the IT University Copenhagen consists of a group of interdisciplinary researchers from across the institution, coming together to investigate the notion of networked culture, which we see as one of the defining characteristics of the modern world.
We are particularly interested in going beyond the study of individual uses of technologies, focusing instead on the culture(s) of networks, remixing practices, collaboration, and distribution as key to understanding how we are negotiating a complex web of new technologies and social structures. We pay particular attention to the everyday (indeed often mundane) context and construction of network culture in our lives. We are interested in how people relate to each other in this digital world and to the shifting social and political actors that are shaping the future.
We are also strongly interested in the inter-relation between emerging technologies and practices... Read the full text here