Professor Michael Arnold's on-going research activities and interests lie at the intersection of digital technologies and our society and culture.
Michael's current and recent research projects include...
- a consideration of the characteristics of the cemetery of the future (current ARC Linkage Grant)
- an examination of alternatives to burial and cremation for the final disposition of human bodies (current ARC Discovery Grant),
- an examination of the use of digital media to commemorate the dead (recent ARC Discovery),
- an examination of the implications of the NBN for the domestic media ecology (recent ARC Discovery),
- a comparative study of social networking in six locations across the Asia-Pacific (recent ARC Discovery),
- a longitudinal examination of high speed broadband in the domestic context (funded by ACCAN),
- an examination of consumer attitudes to the NBN (funded by IBES),
- a study of ethical and governance issues associated with the electronic health record (funded by IBES).
Find out more about Michael Arnold's experience
Michael Arnold's highlights
Michael Arnold's selected work
Apathetic villagers and the trolls who love them player amorality in online multiplayer ga..
Displaying the 18 most recent projects by Michael Arnold.
Internal Research Grant
Displaying the 137 most recent scholarly works by Michael Arnold.
Managing the consumption of death and digital media: The funeral director as market intermediary
Luke van Ryn, James Meese, Michael Arnold, Bjorn Nansen, Martin Gibbs, Tamara Kohn
Journal article | 2019 | Death Studies
A growing number of companies are offering digital products and services for use in funerals. Drawing on interdisciplinary researc..
Social practices of 3D printing: Decentralising control and reconfiguring regulation
L Heemsbergen, R Fordyce, B Nansen, T Apperley, M Arnold, T Birtchnell
Journal article | 2016 | Australian Journal of Telecommunications and the Digital Economy
This paper considers the social practices of 3D printing by comparing consumer perspectives and practices with legal scholarship o..
Methodological and ethical concerns associated with digital ethnography in domestic environments: participation burden and burdensome technologies
B Nansen, R Wilken, J Kennedy, M Arnold, M Gibbs
Book Chapter | 2016
This chapter reflects on methodological and ethical issues arising in a digital ethnography project conducted in domestic environm..
Digital housekeepers and domestic expertise in the networked home
J Kennedy, B Nansen, M Arnold, R Wilken, M Gibbs
Journal article | 2015 | Convergence: The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies
This article examines the distribution of expertise in the performance of ‘digital housekeeping’ required to maintain a networked ..
Framing the NBN: An Analysis of Newspaper Representations
R Wilken, J Kennedy, M Arnold, M GIBBS, B Nansen
Journal article | 2015 | Communication, Politics & Culture Journal
The National Broadband Network (NBN), Australia’s largest public infrastructure project, was initiated to deliver universal access..
Digital ethnographic techniques in domestic spaces: Notes on methods and ethics
B Nansen, J Kennedy, M ARNOLD, M Gibbs, R Wilken
Journal article | 2015 | Visual Methodologies
This paper reflects on the opportunities provided by the use of novel digital ethnographic methods for gaining insights into the c..
#Funeral and Instagram: death, social media, and platform vernacular
Martin Gibbs, James Meese, Michael Arnold, Bjorn Nansen, Marcus Carter
Journal article | 2015 | Information, Communication & Society
This paper presents findings from a study of Instagram use and funerary practices that analysed photographs shared on public profi..
Unresolved Ethical Challenges for the Australian Personally Controlled Electronic Health Record (PCEHR) System: Key Informant Interview Findings
CL Fry, M Spriggs, M Arnold, C Pearce
Journal article | 2014 | AJOB Empirical Bioethics
Background: A national Personally Controlled Electronic Health Record (PCEHR) system was made available across Australia in July 2..
Analysing the doctor-patient-computer relationship: the use of video data.
Christopher Pearce, Kathryn Dwan, Michael Arnold, Christine Phillips
Journal article | 2006 | Informatics in Primary Care
This paper examines the utility of using digital video data in observational studies involving doctors' and patients' use of compu..
A collaborative inter-disciplinary approach to the evaluation of the clinicians health channel
MJ KEPPELL, MV ARNOLD, M GUILLEMIN, E DEVENY, S LIAW, C PEARCE, MD MULCAHY, MD RIDDLE
Conference Proceedings | 2001 | Conference Proceedings Meeting at the Crossroads The 18th annual conference of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education
Displaying the 6 most recent news articles by Michael Arnold.
Historical And Philosophical Studies
Society On Social Implications Of Technology (Aust. Chapter)
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Doctor of Philosophy
Graduate Diploma in Computer Education
Melbourne College of Advanced Education
Higher Diploma of Teaching (Secondary)
Melbourne College of Advanced Education