Justice Reinvestment in Northern Australia
Justice Reinvestment in Northern AustraliaCairns Institute Policy paper launch and panel discussion
Our goal is to contribute to more sustainable communities in the tropics through creative, innovative and culturally appropriate approaches to social resilience, planning, management and design.
Digital relations: New media in Arnhem Land
Indicative funding: $432,356
This project develops scholarship of contemporary indigenous culture with a complex, interdisciplinary investigation of the ways in which new media are employed in remote indigenous communities. The sophistication with which Yolngu use technology to creatively participate in new global circuits of identity and meaning will be explored in this multi-sited, participatory study. Using digital technologies to collaboratively forge new forms of scholarship and critical reflection, this research will generate international research partnerships and community-based collaborations, leading to high profile scholarly outputs that reveal how these emergent forms and practices refigure the ambitions of a contemporary indigenous society.
Chief Investigator: Jennifer Deger [Theme Leader]
Collaborating Institution: The Cairns Institute
Wildlife in Virtual Reality - a New Way to Educate and Engage
Indicative funding: $8,000
This project will harness rapidly evolving technologies to create an exciting new product for raising community awareness of conservation issues. Specifically, the project will use the latest computer wizardry to allow people (locals, visitors, students) to have the unique experience of getting up close and personal with a Lumholtz's tree-kangaroo through virtual reality.
Chief Investigators: Ickjai Lee [Cairns Institute Fellow], College of Business, Law & Governance [Fellow]