Guest speakers

Anne Harris

Anne Harris is Associate Professor and VC’s Principal Research Fellow at RMIT University, and researches in the areas of creativity, culture, diversity and digital media. She is a native New Yorker and has worked professionally as a playwright, teaching artist and journalist in the USA and Australia. She has published over 60 articles and 10 books on the arts and creativity, culture and diversity, and is the creator and editor of the Palgrave book series “Creativity, Education and the Arts". She recently completed an ARC DECRA on the commodification of creativity.

Selected Publications

Harris, Anne M. (2016). Video as Method: Understanding Qualitative Research. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Harris, Anne (2016). Ethnocinema and Video-as-Resistance. In Hickey-Moody, A. & Page, T. (Eds.), Arts, Pedagogy and Cultural Resistance: New Materialisms, London: Rowman & Littlefield.

Robert Willim

Robert Willim is a researcher and teacher in Digital Cultures and European Ethnology at Lund University in Sweden. He is also active as an artist. Robert's research has primarily dealt with how imaginaries are entwined with digital cultures, materiality and experiences of place. He works in several media, foremost audio and video, primarily using digital tools. The works are often based on the development and transmutation of concepts. As an artist Robert Willim explore how imaginaries are evoked in the borderland between digital culture, ethnography and cultural heritage. He has created a number of works dealing with mediation and the experiences and notions of place, landscape, nature and materiality.

Selected Publications

Pink, Sarah, Ruckenstein, Minna, Willim, Robert, et al. (2016). Data Ethnographies 5: Broken Data. Report. Lund: Digital Ethnography Research Centre (DERC). [Online]. Available: <>.

O'Dell, Tom & Willim, Robert (2013). Transcription and the Senses: Cultural Analysis When it Entails More than Words. The Senses and Society 8(3): 314-334.

Adam Fouse

Adam Fouse is a research scientist at Aptima, Inc in Woburn, Massachusetts, where he works on interactive visualization of complex data. His research focuses on the visualization of time-based activity, including data such as video, sensor data, and annotations. His methods draw from those of cognitive psychology, cognitive ethnography, and computer science. As part of this research he has developed a number of software tools, including ChronoViz, a tool for visualization and analysis of time-coded multimodal data.

Selected Publications

Fouse, Adam S. (2013). Navigation of Time-Coded Data. Unpublished Doctoral Dissertation. Cognitive Science, San Diego, UCSD, California.

Fouse, Adam, Weibel, Nadir , Johnson, Chris & Hollan, Jim (2013). Reifying Social Movement Trajectories. In Proceedings of CHI'13, ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Paris, France.

Fouse, Adam S., Weibel, Nadir, Hutchins, Edwin & Hollan, James D. (2011). ChronoViz: A System for Supporting Navigation of Time-coded Data. In Proceedings of CHI '11, ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Vancouver, BC, Canada.