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Islands in the Streaming: Local and niche content discovery in a global TV distribution market
Hacks/Hackers November is on tomorrow, Wednesday, November 22. RSVP here.
In this talk, Dr. Kylie Pappalardo will explore the legal and social challenges that have arisen in the wake of massive changes to film and television distribution in Australia.
What is the future of public service broadcasting and local Australian content in the video streaming era?
What are the implications of streaming for access to audiovisual culture, especially ‘long tail’ content?
And how do recommender systems work, and should they be optimised to recommend content that meets prosocial goals?
This talk covers work-in-progress and an ongoing research agenda that Kylie is pursuing under an Australian Research Council (ARC) early career research fellowship.
When: 5.30pm, Wednesday 22 November
Where: Foyer of the ABC building, South Bank
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This one will also be streamed! RSVP to get the details.
Dr. Anjuli Shere is a friend of Hacks/Hackers Brisbane who has recently completed her PhD at Oxford University. As part of that work she created a framework for understanding IT security threats to journalists from the Internet of Things (IoT).
She is seeking help to turn her framework of countermeasures for IoT threats to the media into a tool for popular distribution.
The spreadsheet-based tool is intended for habitual use by members of the media (not just journalists!), to determine the specific IoT threats that are most relevant to them, which countermeasures can help, and how to implement them in a sustainable way that does not compromise the press’ ability to do their jobs. Anjuli’s goal is that this filterable spreadsheet be converted into a tool with a more engaging and accessible interface.
While she does not currently have funding to commission a UX Designer, Anjuli hopes that once she partners with the right person, she’ll be able to take this to a news organisation and request funding or search for a grant.
Please get in touch if you have questions or would like to be involved!