View the latest publications from ADM+S researchers.
- Digital Energy Futures: Foresights for future living
1 December 2022 | Report
Prof Sarah Pink, Dr Hannah Korsmeyer, Dr Kari Dahlgren, Prof Yolande Strengers, Mr Rex Martin, Dr Fareed Kaviani, Dr Larissa Nicholls
This report reframes current assumptions held by the energy industry about how people do, or will, interact with energy and technology.
- Blockchain Security as “People Security”: Applying Sociotechnical Security to Blockchain Technology
22 November 2022 | Book chapter
Kelsie Nabben introduces the notion of “people security” to argue that blockchains hold inherent limitations in offering accurate security guarantees to people as participants in blockchain-based infrastructure.
- A Data Capability Framework for the not-for-profit sector
16 November 2022 | Report
Prof Anthony McCosker, Dr Frances Shaw, Dr Xiaofang Yao, and Prof Kath Albury
This short guide sets out a Data Capability Framework developed with and for the not-for-profit (NFP) sector and explains how it can be used to raise the bar in the use of data for impact and innovation.
- Digital arts and culture in Australia: Promissory discourses and uncertain realities in pandemic times
7 November 2022 | Journal article
Dr Indigo Holcombe-James, Dr Jacinthe Flore, Dr Natalie Ann Hendry
This article critically interrogates the promissory discourse underpinning the cultural sectors’ ‘digital pivot’ in the wake of COVID-19 restrictions in 2020 and 2021; namely, that artistic and creative work could be done lucratively online, offer equal opportunities for all, and assure ongoing audience consumption.
ADM+S regularly contributes to public inquiries and submissions to inform public policy debate and deliver policy change for the benefit of all Australians. Submissions that have been made public by the relevant committee or agency are listed below.
- National Cultural Policy consultation
August 2022 | Submission
This joint submission with the Digital Media Research Centre (DMRC) focuses on the role of digital media and digital technologies in Australia’s arts and cultural sectors, in particular the need for coordinated training in digital skills across these sectors.
- Digital platform services inquiry 2020-2025
June 2022 | Submission
In a submission to the ACCC’s Digital Platform Services Inquiry Discussion Paper for Interim Report No 5: Updating competition and consumer law for digital platform services, the ADM+S Centre supports the need for reforms to improve transparency, and proposes public research infrastructure that will support the work of researchers, regulators, policy- makers and enhance public understanding.
- Special Rapporteur on artificial intelligence and the rights of persons with disabilities
December 2021 | Submission
Assoc Prof Paul Harpur
Submission to the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights at the United Nations report on artificial intelligence and the rights of persons with disabilities.
WORKING PAPER SERIES
The ADM+S Working Papers series publishes new research by ADM+S Centre members and collaborators in an open access format.
- Mapping ADM in Australian Social Services
15 October 2022 | Project update
Brook Ann Coco, Prof Paul Henman, Dr Lyndal Sleep
This report provides a baseline dataset for researchers on the types of automated decision-making (ADM) systems being utilised in Australian social services.
- Mapping the Digital Gap: Background Paper
6 October 2022 | Project update
Dr Daniel Featherstone, Prof Julian Thomas, Dr Indigo Holcombe-James, Dr Lyndon Ormond-Parker, Dr Jenny Kennedy
This paper sets out the approach, main objectives, policy and research context, methodology and research sites of the Mapping the Digital Gap research project.
- Australian Ad Observatory: Background Paper
15 July 2022 | Working paper
Prof Jean Burgess, Prof Mark Andrejevic, Prof Daniel Angus, Dr Abdul Karim Obeid
This working paper is designed to provide background information on the aims and methods of the Automated Decision-Making and Society (ADM+S) Australian Ad Observatory research project.
ADM+S ON MEDIUM
ADM+S has created an online publication on Medium which is a space for members to share informal think-pieces with the broader community.
- What is happening outside of the digital town square? A glimpse into the street corners and alleyways that also make Internet social
1 December 2022
A brief overview of alternative social media (ASM) platforms (Gehl, 2015) and what it could mean for the future of the Internet or social media as we know them.
- 3 Big Questions from the ADM+S Dark Ads Hackathon
17 November 2022
The ADM+S Dark Ads Hackathon generated big questions that are only the beginning of the conversation about online advertising.
- Easier to find a hot tub than a step-free entrance on Airbnb
15 November 2022
Prof Nicolas Suzor
Four years after Airbnb introduced more than 20 different filters to help travelers with disabilities find accessible accommodation, suitable properties remain almost impossible to find.
- Bots as more than human?
11 October 2022
Debates about the risks and benefits of bots having human-like qualities overlook other creative and interesting possibilities that they could offer society.
- DAOs and “The Great Resignation” Era
11 October 2022
The correlation between decentralised autonomous organisations (DAOs) and “The Great Resignation” era.