View the latest publications from ADM+S researchers.
- Mapping the Digital Gap: Erub (Darnley Island), Zenadth Kes (Torres Strait) Queensland Community Outcomes Report 2022
4 November 2022 | Report
Dr Daniel Featherstone, Dr Indigo Holcombe-James, Dr Lyndon Ormond-Parker, Leah Hawkins, Lala Gutchen, Nixon Mye, Dr Jenny Kennedy, Prof Julian Thomas
This report highlights the current dynamics underpinning access and use of media, communications and online services and the digital inclusion challenges in Erub (Darnley) Island in Zenadth Kes (Torres Strait).
- Data for Social Good
29 October 2022 | Book
Prof Jane Farmer, Prof Anthony McCosker, Prof Kath Albury, and Assoc Prof Amir Aryani
This book provides practical guidance for non-profits and community sector organisations about how to get started with data analytics projects using their own organisations’ datasets and open public data.
- Re-imagining care through arts-based methods
24 October 2022 | Zine
Dr Ash Watson, Dr Meg Rose, Prof Deborah Lupton, Dr Jacinthe Flore, Dr Emma Quilty
This zine showcases findings from a creative workshop ‘Re-imagining Care Through Arts-Based Methods’ which invited participants to engage with hands-on arts-based methods to think through, problematise and contest imaginaries and practices of automated care, and to develop future-oriented ideas about possibilities for better automated care.
- Re-politicising the future of work: Automation anxieties, universal basic income, and the end of techno-optimism
9 October 2022 | Journal article
This article interrogates assumptions of impending technological unemployment and considers why the techno-optimism that fuelled visions of workplace automation has waned in recent years.
- Mapping the Digital Gap: Background Paper
6 October 2022 | Working paper
Dr Daniel Featherstone, Prof Julian Thomas, Dr Indigo Holcombe-James, Dr Lyndon Ormond-Parker, Dr Jenny Kennedy
The Mapping the Digital Gap research project aims to generate the most detailed account to date of media use and digital inclusion in First Nations communities. This working paper sets out the project’s approach, covering its main objectives, policy and research context, methodology and research sites.
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.
- 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.
- Decentralising data governance: Decentralised Autonomous Organisations (DAOs) as data trusts
23 June 2022 | Working paper
Can data be governed in more democratic and accountable ways? This working paper explores the idea of blockchain-based “Decentralised Autonomous Organisations” (DAOs) as data trusts as a new model for data stewardship.
- Improving a framework for evaluating participatory science
15 June 2022 | Preprint
Dr Cobi Calyx, Dr Summer May Finlay
This paper proposes improvements to an open framework for evaluating participatory science, including projects framed as citizen science.
- ADM in child and family services: Mapping what is happening and what we know
23 May 2022 | Working paper
Dr Lyndal Sleep, Prof Paul Henman
This paper reports on the proceedings of a workshop held on the 24 November 2020 which brought together international experts and on-the-ground sector stakeholders to provide an overview of what automated decision-making is being used in child and family services and what it means to service providers, professionals and service users.
- Australian Search Experience Project: Background paper
15 Jan 2022 | Working paper
Prof Axel Bruns
This background paper outlines the motivations for the Australian Search Experience project, presents the broader context of the research, introduces prior work by our research partner AlgorithmWatch, and describes the practical implementation of the study.