Professor Peta Mitchell

Peta Mitchell is Professor of Digital Media in QUT's Digital Media Research Centre (DMRC) and School of Communication. Her research focuses on digital geographies, location awareness and mobile media, algorithmic culture, and network contagion. Peta is author of Cartographic Strategies of Postmodernity (Routledge, 2008) and Contagious Metaphor (Bloomsbury Academic, 2012) and co-author of Imagined Landscapes: Geovisualizing Australian Spatial Narratives (Indiana UP, 2016). Peta leads the ARC Discovery project Digital media, location awareness, and the politics of geodata, which aims to enhance public understanding of personal location data and geoprivacy. She is also co-founder of the Cultural Atlas of Australia, an ARC-funded digital mapping project that explores Australian locations as they are represented in and through films, novels, and plays.

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