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Research

Narrow interests

My research background is in actor network theory and digital media. My research interests are in the internet of things, object oriented ontology, information warfare, and distributed content networks. I am also interested in phenomena such as smart textiles, peer-to-peer clothing, open source maker communities, memetic warfare, and virtual reality.

Research Supervision

I currently supervise PhD projects ranging from building an experimental game to applying ANT to design thinking, as well as Masters and Honours projects on various digital media topics. An up to date list of the research projects I supervise can be found on my UOW page.

Publications

You can find an up to date list of my publications, draft papers, and talks on my Academia page.

Edited collections

Ballard, S. Mitew, T., et al. (Eds.) (2018-forthcoming) Atmospheres of Scale and Wonder: A Reader in Material Ecologies, Creative Practice and the Anthropocene, Open Humanities Press.

Book Chapters

Mitew, T. (2018 – forthcoming) ‘Comparative hierophany at three object scales’. In Ballard, S. Mitew, T., et al. (Eds.) Atmospheres of Scale and Wonder: A Reader in Material Ecologies, Creative Practice and the Anthropocene, Open Humanities Press.

Mitew, T., Moore, C. (2017) ‘Histories of Internet Games and Play: Space, Technique, and Modality’. In Goggin, G. and McLelland, M. (Eds.) The Routledge Companion to Global Internet Histories, London: Routledge.

Mitew, T., Celetti, M., Leong, S., Pearson, E. (2012). ‘The Question Concerning (Internet) Time’. In Hughes, J. (Ed.) SAGE Internet Research Methods, SAGE Publications.

Peer-reviewed journal articles

Mitew, T., Shehabat, A. (2017, forthcoming) ‘Black-boxing the Black Flag: Anonymous Sharing Platforms and ISIS Content Distribution Tactics’, Perspectives on Terrorism.

Mitew, T. (2017, forthcoming) ‘From calm technologies to enchanted objects: a short history of the internet of things’, IEEE Technology and Society Magazine.

Mitew, T., Shehabat, A. (2017, forthcoming) ‘Distributed Swarming and Stigmergic Effects on ISIS Networks: OODA Loop Model’, Journal of Media and Warfare.

Mitew, T., Wall, T. (2017, forthcoming) ‘Swarm networks and the design process of a distributed meme warfare campaign’, First Monday.

Shehabat, A., Mitew, T., Alzoubi, Y. (2017, forthcoming) ‘Encrypted Jihad: Investigating the Role of the Telegram App in Lone Wolf Attacks in the West’, Journal of Strategic Security.

Mitew, T., Foroughi, J., Ogunbona, P., Raad, R., Safaei, F. (2016) ‘Smart Fabrics and Networked Clothing’ IEEE Consumer Electronics, vol.5, no.4, 2016.

Mitew, T., Ballard, S., Law, J., Stirling, J. (2016) ‘Data natures: the politics and aesthetics of prediction’, International Symposium on Electronic Art (ISEA 2016), Hong Kong, China.

Mitew, T. (2014) ‘Do Objects Dream of an Internet of Things?’ Fibreculture Journal, 2014 (23), http://twentythree.fibreculturejournal.org/fcj-168-do-objects-dream-of-an-internet-of-things/

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. (2006) ‘Shaping Things’ Resource Centre for Cyberculture Studies (July 2006) http://rccs.usfca.edu/bookinfo.asp?ReviewID=396&BookID=323

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.

Refereed conference papers

Mitew, T., Wall, T. (2017) ‘Swarm networks and the design process of a distributed meme warfare campaign’, International Association of Media and Communications Research (IAMCR 2017), Bogota, Colombia.

Mitew, T., Shehabat, A. (2016) ‘Black-Boxing the Black Flag: Anonymous Sharing Platforms and ISIS Content Distribution Tactics’, The Asian Conference on Media & Mass Communication (MediAsia 2016), Kobe, Japan.

Mitew, T. (2016) ‘Object Hierophanies and the Mode of Anticipation’, International Symposium on Electronic Art (ISEA 2016), Hong Kong, China.

Mitew, T., O’Donnell, M., McDonald, F., Cairns, N. (2016) ‘Makerspaces and the remaking of higher education’, Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia (HERDSA 2016), Fremantle, Australia.

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. (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.