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Scott McQuire

Professor- Media & Communications
Culture And Communication
mobile media; locative media; social media; media theory; media art; digital cinema
social sciences
cultural studies
digital media
public space
science & technology
communication and media studies
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Scott McQuire

Primary Interest
New media and Digital media; media and urban space; networked culture; urban communication; digital storytelling
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Scott McQuire


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.


Displaying the 17 most recent projects by Scott McQuire.



Project Types


Research Grant


Research Contracts


Internal Research Grant

Scholarly Works

Displaying the 156 most recent scholarly works by Scott McQuire.

Honours, Awards and Fellowships


Jane Jacobs Publication Prize presented at National Communication Association convention, Chicago.

Urban Communication Foundation


FAHA - Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities





Professor- Media & Communications

Culture And Communication


Doctor of Philosophy

University of Melbourne