Scott McQuire is Professor of Media and Communications in the School of Culture and Communication at the University of Melbourne, Australia. He is one of the founders of the Research Unit for Public Cultures which fosters interdisciplinary research at the nexus of digital media, contemporary art, urbanism, and social theory.
His research explores the social effects of media technologies, with particular attention to their impact on the social relations of space and time, the formation of identity, and the functioning of contemporary cities. Scott is the author of Visions of Modernity: Representation, Memory, Time and Space in the Age of the Camera (1998), The Media City: Media, Architecture and Urban Space (2008), which won the 2009 Jane Jacobs Publication Award offered by the Urban Communication Foundation, Geomedia: Networked Cities and the Future of Public Space (2016), and most recently Art Seen Under Digital Light: Photography, The Image, and the Aesthetics of Data (2018). The Media City has been translated into Chinese (2011, 2014) and Russian (2014) and Geomedia has been translated into Russian (2018) and Chinese (2019).Scott is also the editor of Empires Ruins + Networks: The Transcultural Agenda in Art (with Nikos Papastergiadis, 2005) and the Urban Screens Reader (with Meredith Martin and Sabine Niederer, 2009), and has published over 100 essays in refereed journals, edited books and exhibition catalogues. He has been Chief Investigator on nine Australian Research Council grants, including a current project on Creative Precincts and Urban Space. Scott was elected as a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities in 2013.
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Ethical Considerations When Using Visual Methods in Digital Storytelling with Aboriginal Young People in Southeast Australia
Michelle Evans, Fran Edmonds, Scott McQuire, Richard Chenhall
Book Chapter | 2016
In southeast Australia the history of colonization continues to impact the way Aboriginal people are perceived. The legacy of the ..
Digital storytelling, image-making and self-representation: Building digital literacy as an ethical response for supporting Aboriginal young peoples’ visual identities
Fran Edmonds, Michelle Evans, Sscott McQuire, Richard Chenhall
Journal article | 2015 | Visual Methodologies
From the early 19th century, Aboriginal culture in southeast Australia was severely disrupted by colonisation, the affects of whic..
Scott McQuire, Sonja Pedell, Martin Gibbs, Frank Vetere, Nikos Papastergiadis, John Downs
Journal article | 2012 | International Journal of E-Planning Research
Large video screens situated in public spaces are characteristic of the mediated public environment of contemporary cities. These ..
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Honours, Awards and Fellowships
Jane Jacobs Publication Prize presented at National Communication Association convention, Chicago.
FAHA - Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities