Maria-Gemma is a scholarship recipient of the ARC Centre for Automated Decision-Making and Society.

Each year the Centre offers a select number of PhD scholarships across our nodes to engage and prepare the next generation of researchers to make world-leading contributions in an increasingly engaged and transdisciplinary research environment.

Thesis Title
Vibes, Flows, Feelings: Investigating the algorithmic techniques of affective capitalism.

Research Description
Maria-Gemma’s research examines the capacities of digital technologies to capture, modulate, channel, and produce affect for capital extraction and accumulation.

Maria-Gemma is a PhD candidate in the ARC Centre of Excellence for Automated Decision-Making and Society and the School of Communications and the Arts at the University of Queensland. She is also a research assistant with the Digital Cultures and Societies Hub UQ.

Associate Professor Nicholas Carah, University of Queensland
Professor Jean Burgess, Queensland University of Technology