Dr David Beesley is an Affiliate of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Automated Decision-Making & Society (ADM+S) from RMIT University.

Dr David Beesley is a media professional, documentary film maker, and technical services & facilities manager for the School of Media and Communication and School of Design (College of Design & Social Context) at RMIT University. David recently completed his PhD ‘Head in the Clouds: documenting the rise of personal drone culture’, which was a project-based longitudinal ethnographic documentary looking at the significance of drone cultures in Melbourne, Australia.

David’s research areas include communication technologies and digital media studies, drones, drone cultures, swarms, ethnography, resilient hermeneutics and looking at the changing role of the human in human machine teaming.