Research

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Poster presentation at ICA post-conference, Communicating with Machines, Fukuoka, 2016.

 

My current research looks at the role that media play in the social construction of new communication technologies. This is concentrated in two areas. 

 

Media, History and Memory: I am exploring how Irish people's memories of the arrival and domestication of television differs from institutional histories of the medium. The work aims to provide a retrospective insight into the social construction of television (RTÉ History Show Podcast). This research also explores how memory might be demographically mapped.

 

Science Fiction and the Social Construction of Technology: This work explores how popular science fiction representations may form part of the social construction of emerging communication technologies. My research looks at how popular cinema and television science fiction represent artificial intelligence and robotics. 

 

My work with doctoral students explores relationships between media-related practices, socio-political environments and social movements. It also continues a long-standing interest in globalisation and rationalisation in media prduction.

 

Current Doctoral Supervision

 

Kosidichimma Anyanwu. Global Television Formats and the Nigerian Television Industry.

 

Robert MacDonald. The influence of media practices in shaping Irish social movement narratives.

 

Sergey Medvedev. The Influence of cultural and political conditions on the effectiveness of transmedia storytelling campaigns in politics?: Alexei Navalny's Moscow Mayoral Campaign.

 

 

Doctoral Disserations Supervised to Completion

 

Alexandra, Darcy. 2014. Visualizing ‘Migrant’ Voices: Co-Creative Documentary and the Politics of Listening. Doctoral Thesis. Centre for Transcultural Research and Media Practice, Dublin Institute of Technology.

 

Murray, Ann-Marie. 2011. Rationalising Public Service: Scheduling as a Tool of Management in RTÉ Television. Doctoral Thesis, Dublin Institute of Technology.