Dr Toija Cinque

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Senior Lecturer in Communication

Faculty

Faculty of Arts and Education

Department

SCCA Arts & Ed

Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Qualifications

Graduate Certificate of Higher Education, Deakin University, 2012
Doctor of Philosophy, Monash University, 2007

Biography

Toija Cinque is Senior Lecturer in Screen and Design at Deakin University, Australia. Cinque has written widely on various aspects of media, digital technologies, audiences and reception studies. Her research interest lies in exploring the intersections between mobile screens or scalable media with the reconfigurations of networked publicness tied to mediating technologies such mixed Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR) and social media. Cinque's work spans other studies in radical and participatory transparency/surveillance practices, digital ethnography, communications policy, history, audience and reception studies, and celebrity. Cinque is a part of the TriSMA (Tracking Infrastructure for Social Media Analysis) group which provides researchers with real-time, large-scale access to this stream of public communication, by establishing a subscription to major social media data sources.

Toija CInque has developed, taught and convened courses at undergraduate, postgraduate and Masters levels, and undertaken doctoral supervision, in areas encompassing media studies, communications, digital literacy education, research methodologies, digital cultures, communications institutions and industries, creative practice, media texts and audiences, regulation and ethics in media and communication.

Cinque’s main research aim lies in extending the limits of conventional media studies; exploring the intersections between social media, legacy media and communications with other studies in history, celebrity, statistics, privacy and surveillance and media law . Her works include Materializing Digital Futures: Touch, Move, Sound and Vision (forthcoming, 2020); Changing Media Landscapes: Visual Networking and Communication, Digital Media and Everyday Life, both for Oxford University Press in 2015, and Enchanting David Bowie (co-authored) for Bloomsbury, 2015.

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Biography summary

Toija Cinque (PhD Monash University – Media and Communications) is a Senior Lecturer in Screen and Design; Course Coordinator (Digital Media) in the School of Communication and Creative Arts at Deakin University, and; Convenor of the Persona, Celebrity, Publics (PCP) Research Group.

I examine the increasingly important aspects of media studies, communications and digital literacy education, research methodologies, and digital cultures. My expertise lies in exploring the intersections between mobile screens or scalable media with the reconfigurations of networked publicness tied to mediating technologies such mixed (AR), Virtual Reality (VR) and social media. My work spans other studies in radical and participatory transparency/surveillance practices, digital technologies, digital ethnography, communications policy, history, audience and reception studies. I am a part of the TriSMA (Tracking Infrastructure for Social Media Analysis) group which provides researchers with real-time, large-scale access to this stream of public communication, by establishing a subscription to major social media data sources. I also use other programs such as Tableau and Gephi to visualise data.

My forthcoming work is Materializing Digital Futures: Touch, Move, Sound and Vision (coedited-forthcoming, 2020). The research context for this book moves across such interdisciplinary areas as: media studies, music, popular culture, media arts, cultural studies, robotics, performance and mixed Augmented Reality (AR)/Virtial Reality (VR)/and Artificial Intelligence (AI) together with notions of a forming Quantified Self. In Changing Media Landscapes: Visual Networking, OUP (2015); Communication, Digital Media and Everyday Life, 2nd edition, OUP (2015), and; Communication, New Media in Everyday Life, OUP, (2012) I offer a full account of the information society, virtual cultures, sociology of the internet, and critical issues in digital media.

Career highlights

  • I was listed as one of The Conversation’s top 10 researchers and acknowledged at the Vice-Chancellor Celebration of Deakin University awards, 2016;
  • I was invited to attend and contribute to a session on Innovation and eDiplomacy: The importance of internet freedom and the use of technology to enhance international affairs at the U.S. Consulate General Melbourne on 1 April 2011.

Research interests

  • Mobile Screens/Scalable Media
  • Mediating Technologies such as mixed (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR)
  • Social Media
  • Radical and Participatory Transparency/Surveillance Practices
  • Digital Ethnography
  • Communications Policy
  • Media and Television Studies
  • Stardom and Celebrity Studies
  • The Quantified Self and Social Network Analytics
  • Digital Cultures
  • Audiences and Reception Studies

Affiliations

  • Australian and New Zealand Communication Association (ANZCA)
  • Network Insight Institute
  • International Association for the Study of Popular Music (IASPM)
  • Association of Internet Researchers (AoiR)
  • International Network for Audience Research in the Performing Arts (iNARPA)
  • Research Institute on Social Cohesion (RIOSC)

Teaching interests

  • Digital Media Studies
  • Emerging Technologies
  • Internet Use and Regulation
  • Television and Radio
  • Research Methods
  • Screen Futures
  • Communications Institutions and Industries
  • Communications and Media Policy

Units taught

ACC303 Communications Research Methods

ALM202 Quantified Media

AFC703 Fractured TV: : Audiences, Formats, Technology and Regulation

ALC305 Media Ecologies

Knowledge areas

Media Studies, Screen Studies, Communications, Digital Literacy Education, Research Methodologies (including method and questionnaire design, implementation, and data analysis), Digital Cultures, Audiences and Reception Studies, Celebrity and Stardom, Cultural Studies, Social Network Analysis (SNA).

Expertise

My expertise lies in exploring the intersections between mobile screens or scalable media with the reconfigurations of networked publicness tied to mediating technologies such mixed (AR), Virtual Reality (VR) and social media. My work spans other studies in radical and participatory transparency/surveillance practices, digital technologies, digital ethnography, communications policy, history, audience and reception studies. I am a part of the TriSMA (Tracking Infrastructure for Social Media Analysis) group which provides researchers with real-time, large-scale access to this stream of public communication, by establishing a subscription to major social media data sources. I also use other programs such as Tableau and Gephi to visualise data.
  • Communication

Conferences

  1. Joint-Keynote presentation with Sean Redmond ‘Sensing and Nostalgia: David Bowie’, David Bowie Interart|text|media conference, CEAUL/ULICES – University of Lisbon, Centre for English Studies, 2016.
  2. 'Fandom’s Intimate Nexus in the Digital Matrix', Celebrity Studies Conference (Amsterdam) 2016;
  3. 'Data Visualisations – representing the digital audience', Crossroads (Sydney) 2016;
  4. 'The Emerging Televisual: The Pinoke Platform and Screens for all Things', SSAANZ conference (Wellington) 2016;
  5. "They know just what we do’: Surveying Bowie’s Celebrity', The Stardom and Celebrity of David Bowie Symposium, Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Federation Square (Melbourne), 17–19 July 2015.
  6. 'David Bowie and the Fan: Finding an Intimate Nexus in the Digital Matrix', ACMI’s Winter Special Event Total Bowie,19 September 2015;
  7. 'Idols and reality: The prophet returns proselytising the socio-political in art and life', in a pre-constituted panel entitled Enchanting David Bowie. Celebrity Studies Journal Conference
    June 19-21, Royal Holloway, University of London, 2014.
  8. ‘Adapting to Political, Social and Technological Change: ‘Public Value’ in Australian PSM’, 6th RIPE (Re-Visionary Interpretations of the Public Enterprise) conference, Sydney, September 2012.
  9. ‘Visual Networking: Australia’s Media Landscape’, Managing the Media: Policy, Regulation and Engagement. The Four Round International Conference in Communications and Media, Communication University of China, Hong Kong Baptist University, Monash University, Seoul National University. Monash University, Caulfield Campus, 11-13 April 2012.
  10. ‘Visual Networking: Keeping Television on the Box ‘, Communications Research Policy Forum, Sydney. 7-8 November 2011.
  11. ‘Educating Generation Next’, Media, Democracy & Change; Refereed Proceedings of the Australian and New Zealand Communications Association Annual Conference, Canberra, 2010.
  12. ‘A New Screen Face for Public Service Broadcasting’, Communication, Creativity and Global Citizenship: Refereed Proceedings of the Australian and New Zealand Communications Association Annual Conference, Brisbane, 8-10 July 2009.
  13. 'The Role of Australia's Public Broadcasters in Development and Democracy'. The Ninth International Women in Asia (WIA) Conference: Transition and Interchange. University of Queensland, 29 September - 1 October 2008.
  14. 'The Future of Television is Outside the Box'. Media, Communications and Public Speech, 2008 Conference of the CMCLCentre for Media and Communications Law. University of Melbourne Law School, 20 21 November 2008.
  15. 'The ABC and SBS Online: From Portal to Vortal'. Australian New Zealand Communication Associations Annual Conference on Communication, Civics, Industry. University of Melbourne, 5-7 July 2007.

Media appearances

Appearances on News Breakfast Early: ABC TV and SBS News (TV and Radio in Melbourne); Various radio interviews.

Research groups

TechnEcology

Global Digital Publics Initiative

Melbourne Screen Studies Group

Persona, Celebrity, Publics

Deakin Motion Lab (Associate; 2017)

Projects

  1. With REDI (Research for Educational Impact) and AVERT (Addressing Violent Extremism and Radicalisation to Terrorism) Research Network at Deakin University and ACMI (Australian Centre for the Moving Image), I am involved in a project for the Department of Premier and Cabinet for the development and delivery of the Digital Literacy and Digital Citizenship Pilot Program in selected Victorian schools. My role is as Digital Media Educator contributing to building understanding of the key issues and demonstrating the impact of the research by being able to quantify and qualify the project’s value through content development as well as project monitoring, analysis, translation and communication.

    As a result, I have been recently contacted by the Social Policy Section of the Department of Parliamentary Services, Parliament of Australia, to contribute research publications with opportunities to present my work in Canberra to interested parties.

  2. I am part of  the TechnEcology research group under the Deakin University Research Network (DURN) with partnering organisations including NGOs Earthwatch Institute and Australian Wildlife Conservancy, AECOM from industry, the Ross Trust and Australian Museum among others. See: https://blogs.deakin.edu.au/technecology/ One project is with DEWLP (Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning) and ARI (Arthur Rylah Institute) ‘Evaluating the contribution of new technology and citizen science to achieving Victoria's biodiversity strategy goals’. My roles in these projects involve consolidation of research, method and questionnaire design, implementation, and data analysis.

  3. I am among founding members of the Melbourne Screen Studies Group (MSSG) and co-chair of the event planning committee (2016-2018) for the Screening Melbourne Conference (February 2017) which included partnerships with ACMI, the AFI, Ian Potter Foundation, The ARC Centre for Excellence for the History of Emotions, Multicultural Arts Victoria, the Centre for Contemporary Photography, Experimenta, Federation Square and the Victorian State Library as sponsors. As co-chair, I organised a series of 3x guest speakers to deliver talks and run interactive workshops in 2017 and 2018 and run another symposium on Sounding Melbourne in June, 2018. See https://melbournescreenstudies.wordpress.com/

Publications

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2017

The subversion of an exquisite corpus: against the grain with David Bowie

T Cinque

(2017), Vol. 31, pp. 596-606, Continuum: journal of media & cultural studies, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal

Talking Miley: the value of celebrity gossip

S Redmond, Cinque

(2017), pp. 71-90, Entertainment values: how do we assess entertainment and why does it matter?, Berlin, Germany, B1

chapter
2016

Lazarus rises: storying the self in the migrant fandom of David Bowie

T Cinque, S Redmond

(2016), Vol. 6, pp. 7-24, iaspm@journal, C1

journal
2015

Educating generation next: screen media use, digital competencies and tertiary education

T Cinque, A Brown

(2015), Vol. 7, pp. 1-18, Digital culture and education, Melbourne, Vic., C1

journal

Changing media landscapes: visual networking

T Cinque

(2015), South Melbourne, Vic., A1

book

Digital shimmer: popular music and the intimate nexus between fan and star

T Cinque

(2015), pp. 1-18, Companion to Celebrity (Studies), Chichester, Eng., B1

chapter

Semantic shock: David Bowie!

T Cinque

(2015), pp. 197-214, Enchanting David Bowie: space/time/body/memory, New York, N. Y., B1

chapter
2013

David Bowie: dancing with madness and proselytising the socio-political in art and life

T Cinque

(2013), Vol. 4, pp. 401-404, Celebrity studies journal, London, Eng., C1

journal

Who is he now? The unearthly David Bowie

T Cinque, S Redmond

(2013), Vol. 4, pp. 377-379, Celebrity studies journal, London, Eng., C1-1

journal
2012

Visual networking : Australia's media landscape

T Cinque

(2012), Vol. 6, pp. 1-8, Global media journal : Australian edition, Sydney, N.S.W., C1

journal
2011

Visual networking : keeping television on the box

T Cinque, D Marshall

(2011), pp. 128-140, Record of the Communications Policy and Research Forum 2011, Sydney, N.S.W., E1

conference
2010

Educating generation next

T Cinque

(2010), Media, Democracy & Change : Refereed Proceedings of the Australian and New Zealand Communications Association Annual Conference, Canberra 2010, Canberra, A. C. T., E1-1

conference
2009

A new screen face for public service broadcasting

T Cinque

(2009), pp. 534-545, ANZCA 2009 : Proceedings of the 2009 Australian and New Zealand Communication Association Conference : Communication, creativity and global citizenship, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Queensland, E1

conference
2008

The role of Australia's public broadcasters in development and democracy

T Cinque

(2008), WIA 2008 : Transition and Interchange : Proceedings of the International Women in Asia 2008 conference, Brisbane, Qld., E1-1

conference

The future of television is outside the box

T Cinque

(2008), Media, Communications and Public Speech : Conference of the CMCL - Centre for Media and Communications Law 2008, Melbourne, Vic., E1-1

conference
2007

Custodians for the future : media, art and cultural policy in Australia

T Cinque

(2007), pp. 133-151, Australia : who cares?, Perth, W.A., B1-1

chapter

ABC online : a vortal for new opportunities?

T Cinque

(2007), Vol. 34, pp. 85-100, Australian journal of communication, Brisbane, Qld., C1-1

journal

The ABC and SBS online : from portal to vortal

T Cinque

(2007), pp. 1-17, ANZCA 2007 : Proceedings of the 2007 Australian and New Zealand Communication Association conference : Framing the discourses of harm and loss, Melbourne, Vic., E1-1

conference
2006

The impact of globalisation on cultural policies : a call for universal social responsibility

T Cinque

(2006), Vol. 2, International journal of the humanities, Altona, Vic., C1-1

journal
2004

The impact of globalisation on cultural policies : a call for universal social responsibility

T Cinque

(2004), Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities, Prato, Italy, E1-1

conference

Funded Projects at Deakin

Other Public Sector Funding

Development and delivery of the Digital Literacy and Digital Citizenship Pilot Program

Prof Catherine Beavis, Prof Michele Grossman, Prof Amanda Keddie, Dr Toija Cinque, Dr Luci Pangrazio, Dr Matteo Vergani

  • 2018: $150,199

Supervisions

Associate Supervisor
2014

Ivo Burum

Thesis entitled: How To Mojo: democratizing journalism skills across spheres of communication

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Communication & Creative Arts