Focus Programs:
Culture, Media, Economy

This Focus Program involves researchers based mostly in the School of Media, Film & Journalism. Organised around four themes – mediatisation and social change; media publics; cultural economy; and cultures, identities, subjectivities – Culture, Media, Economy will have a strong policy and industry focus alongside its commitment to high level academic research. We will appoint a globally renowned scholar to lead a three-year project on Big Data, Interactivity and Society, examining the social and cultural implications of data mining and algorithmic decision-making in cities. In parallel we launch an international Monash-industry partnership concerned with exploring digital infrastructures for participation in cultural planning, using real demonstrator projects in Melbourne and Shanghai.

The new talent for this Focus Program is Professor Mark Andrejevic.


Culture, Media, Economy project website

School of Media, Film and Journalism

Key Staff

Fay Anderson, Mark Gibson, Xin Gu, Shane Homan, David Holmes, Brett Hutchins, Koichi Iwabuchi, Olivia Khoo, Justin O’Connor, Andy Ruddock, Jinna Tay, John Tebbutt.

Other Focus Programs

  • Deep Time Indigenous Ecologies

    The Deep Time Indigenous Ecologies program will merge research in the humanities and social and physical sciences with Indigenous knowledge systems, with a focus on Australia and Oceania.

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  • Health and Biofutures

    This Focus Program engages with the scientific, technological and socio-political transformations of prospects for human health and the production of human life.

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