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Dr Tauel Harper

Media and Communication

Contact details
Media and Communication
The University of Western Australia (M257)
35 Stirling Highway
+61 8 6488 2125
+61 8 6488 1030
SS 1.09, Arts Building, Perth campus
BA PhD Murd.
Tauel has been teaching since 2001 in five different universities. He has been working in Media and Communication at UWA since 2007.
Key research
Tauel's broad research area is critical theory and public communication, his research includes work on communication technology, education, democracy and theories of play.
Harper, T. 2016, 'The big data public and its problems: Big data and the structural transformation of the public sphere ', NEW MEDIA & SOCIETY, pp. 1-16. Detail
Media After Deleuze. Bloomsbury. 2016
Tomkinson, S., Harper, T. 2015, 'The position of women in video game culture: Perez and Day's Twitter Incident', Continuum-Journal of Media & Cultural Studies, 29, 4, pp. 617-634
'Aura, Iteration and Action: Digital Technology and the Jouissance of Live Music' in The Digital Evolution of Live Music, Elsevier. 2015.
'How Social Should Learning Be?: Facebook as a Learning Management System', in An Eductation in Facebook, Routledge. 2014
Democracy in the Age of New Media, Peter Lang. 2011
"The Smooth Spaces of Play", Symploke, 2010
“Smash the Strata: A Program for Techno-Political ®evoluition” in Poster, Mark & Savat, David (eds.) Deleuze and New Technology, Edinburgh University Press: Edinburgh, 2009
Roles, responsibilities and expertise
Tauel typically teaches in areas surrounding communication theory, strategic communication, digital media, advertising, rhetoric, game design and culture, journalism and mass media

Tauel is the Arts Faculty's representative on the Board of Studies for the Design Major
Future research
Tauel's next book has the working title 'Humans vs Zombies' and explores how interactive media and smart phones are reshaping public communication.
Funding received
Tauel has received a number of grants for teaching innovation and research support.
Industrial relevance
Tauel is able to consult on issues of corporate communication, strategic communication, digital media strategy and public relations.
English, Indonesian (conversational)
Honours and awards
2013 Faculty of Arts Award for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning
Previous positions
Communication Studies, University of Liverpool
Internet Studies, Curtin University
Internet Studies, Open University Australia
Politics and International Studies, Murdoch University
Tauel typically teaches COMM1001 and COMM2001.
Research profile
Research profile and publications

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