Dr Teodor Mitew
PhD Internet Studies (2008, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Western Australia); Dip Computer Studies (2002, Cambridge University, Singapore); MA History (2000, Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland).
Phone: +61 2 4221 4219
Dr Teodor Mitew joined the School of Social Sciences, Media and Communication from Curtin University of Technology, where he taught at the School of Internet Communications. His research specialization is in actor network theory and the proliferation of ambient socio-digital systems.
I am interested in the implications of the internet of things and cloud computing for human subjectivity and memory. My broad research interests also include arduino, open source software, locative media, philosophy of technology, and the work of Gabriel Tarde and Michel Serres. Currently I am working on a book exploring the application of actor network theory to the study of mobile socio-technical assemblages, under the working title Durable Affinities: the politics of actor networks.
Potential Topics for HDR & Honours Supervision
- Digital media studies
- Citizen journalism
- Internet of things
- Smart objects
- Digital games
Mitew, T., Celetti, M., Leong, S., Pearson, E. (upcoming in 2012). 'The Question Concerning (Internet) Time'. In Hughes, J. SAGE Internet Research Methods, SAGE Publications.
Refereed Journal Publications
Searchable RIS publications from 2000 to date
Mitew, T., Celetti, M., Leong, S., Pearson, E. (2009) ‘The Question Concerning (Internet) Time’, New Media & Society, 2009, 11: 1267-1285.
Mitew, T. (2008) ‘Repopulating the Map: Why Subjects and Things Are Never Alone’, Fibreculture Journal, 2008 (13), http://journal.fibreculture.org/issue13/issue13_mitew.html
Mitew, T. (2005) ‘Beta-Utopian Order’, M/C Journal, 7(6), http://journal.media-culture.org.au/0501/04-mitew.php
Mitew, T. (2002) ‘Anti-representational History’, Historyka, vol. XXXII, 54-79.
Mitew, T. (2006) ‘Shaping Things’ Resource Centre for Cyberculture Studies (July 2006) http://rccs.usfca.edu/bookinfo.asp?ReviewID=396&BookID=323
Conference and Research Seminar Presentations
- Mitew, T. (2012) 'From the Internet of Things to Sociable Objects', Internet Technologies & Society, International Association for Development of the Information Society (IADIS 2012), Perth, Australia.
- Mitew, T. (2011) ‘Do objects dream of an internet of things: re-locating the social in ambient socio-digital systems’, Cities, Creativity, Connectivity, International Association of Media and Communications Research (IAMCR 2011), Istanbul, Turkey.
- Mitew, T. (2007) ‘Durable affinities: timing and spacing the public,’ Strange Attractors: Unpredictable Combinations in Historical and Cultural Contexts, Limina Conference 2007, University of Western Australia, Perth.
- Mitew, T. (2006) ‘Opening the Black Box: the political potential of tactical network cartography,’ Internet Research 7.0: Internet Convergences, Association of Internet Researchers Annual Conference, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane.
- Mitew, T. (2006) ‘Untangling the Internet of Things: an actor-network approach to mobile collectivities’, Research Seminar, Internet Research 7.0: Internet Convergences, Association of Internet Researchers Annual Conference, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane.
- Mitew, T. (2005) ‘The Internet and the Evolution of Activism: movements, campaigns, adhocracies,’ Other Worlds: Social Movements and the Making of Alternatives, University of Technology Sydney, Sydney.
- Mitew, T. (2005) ‘The Politics of Online Social Movements: a post-structuralist research agenda’, Research Seminar, Curtin University of Technology, Perth.
Current Research Students
Travis Holland - Hyperlocal eGovernment: participatory media practices by local government authorities in New South Wales
Owen Godfrey - Retcon: player reactions to dynamically changing game narratives
Jordan Glancy - managing social media reputation through online user engagement: the case of Wollongong City Council
Nicholas Underhill - Golden Shield or Great Firewall: an examination of Chinese internet censorship policy
Samantha White - Any Port in a Storm: the role of porting practices in the re-evolution of gaming