My research background is in actor network theory and digital media. My research interests are in the internet of things, object oriented ontology, 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.
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.
You can find an up to date list of my publications and talks on my Academia page.
Mitew, T., Moore, C. (2017 – forthcoming) ‘Histories of Internet Games and Play: Space, Technique, and Modality’. In Goggin, G., and McLelland M. Routledge Companion to Global Internet Histories, Routledge.
Mitew, T., Celetti, M., Leong, S., Pearson, E. (2012) ‘The Question Concerning (Internet) Time’. In Hughes, J. SAGE Internet Research Methods, SAGE Publications.
Peer-reviewed journal articles
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., 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. (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.
Mitew, T. (2006) ‘Shaping Things’ Resource Centre for Cyberculture Studies (July 2006) http://rccs.usfca.edu/bookinfo.asp?ReviewID=396&BookID=323
Refereed conference papers
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.
Research seminar papers
Mitew, T. (2014) ‘Tangling with sociable objects: the internet of things as anticipatory materiality’, Australian Centre for Cultural Environmental Research, University of Wollongong, Australia.
Mitew, T. (2011) ‘Sociable Objects’, Social Media Cultures Workshop, HUMLab, Umea University, Umea, Sweden.
Mitew, T. (2011) ‘Online Knowledge Creation’, Social Media Cultures Workshop, HUMLab, Umea University, Umea, Sweden.
Mitew, T. (2006) ‘Untangling the Internet of Things: an actor-network approach to mobile collectivities’, Graduate Research Seminar, Internet Research 7.0: Internet Convergences, Association of Internet Researchers Annual Conference, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane.
Mitew, T. (2005) ‘The Politics of Online Social Movements: a post-structuralist research agenda’, Graduate Research Seminar, Curtin University of Technology, Perth.