Media@Sydney Web Seminar: The Lives and Careers of Professional Live Streamers

This seminar focuses on the pasts, presents and predicted or considered futures of live streamers. This talk examines the careers and backgrounds of professional “live streamers” broadcasting on leading platform Twitch.tv. I begin by outlining the rapid growth of this site to the point where millions of individuals are broadcasting to well over one hundred …

Media@Sydney Web Seminar: The Bhutan-Wiki Project: Global knowledge and minority languages

The growing influence of English Wikipedia has created powerful new gatekeepers and publishing practices that determine not only what constitutes knowledge in the online world, but whose knowledge is privileged. Research shows the different ways that the structural inequalities of the offline world are being reproduced online, creating new sites for colonisation. However, the smaller …

Media@Sydney: Psychodata: Disassembling social-emotional learning, edutech and policy

Psychology and economics are powerful sources of contemporary governance, and are increasingly influential in education policy and practice. In this context, social and emotional learning (SEL) is becoming an educational priority in many parts of the world. Based on the measurement and assessment of students’ ‘noncognitive’ skills, SEL consists of a ‘psycho-economic’ combination of psychometrics with economic …