Distinguished Professor Larissa Hjorth is an artist, digital ethnographer and Professor in the Games Programs, School of Media & Communication, at RMIT University. She is also Co-Director of RMIT’s Digital Ethnography Research Centre (DERC), with Heather Horst.
Distinguished Professor Hjorth has over twenty years of experience working collaboratively on interdisciplinary projects in the Asia-Pacific region. Since 2000, Larissa has been researching the gendered and socio-cultural dimensions of mobile, social, locative and gaming cultures in the Asia–Pacific. Larissa’s international contribution to the fields of mobile media and mobile art has been recognised through grants, awards, publications, keynotes and professional activities. She combines ethnography with creative work to probe everyday mobile media practices.
Distinguished Professor Hjorth is currently the first Chief Investigator on two Australian Research Council (ARC) grants; one Linkage Grant with Intel, ‘Locating the Mobile’, examining locative media in Japan, China and Australia, and one Discovery Grant, ‘Games of Being Mobile: mobile gaming in Australian everyday life’.
Distinguished Professor Hjorth’s personal research activities will be hosted by the School of Media and Communication.