Media and communications (Digital media, mobile and location-aware technologies, digital games)
Sociology (social interaction, public space)
Urban Studies (History and theory of cities, digital infrastructure, smart cities)
Dale Leorke completed his PhD in the School of Culture and Communication at the University of Melbourne. His thesis examines location-based gaming and play in public space, critiquing the discourse around games and artistic projects that use mobile and location-aware devices to bring digital play into physical spaces. His research interests span the fields of media and communications, urban studies, urban analytics and sociology. Currently, he is a research fellow on the Melbourne Networked Society Institute seed-funded project "The Implications of Open Data for City Planning in Australia and Singapore" based in the Melbourne School of Design.