…and then the world

Publications

New and upcoming work is listed here…. Some of these papers are available through my QUT eprints page or on Academia.edu. If you want access to a pre-print copy of any publication, such as one that’s behind a paywall for example, send me an email! t.highfield AT qut.edu.au. Finally, my Google Scholar profile is here, and slides for presentations are usually uploaded to slideshare.

Order of contents:

– Books
– Book chapters
– Journal articles
– Conference presentations
– Thesis
– Other writing
– Other presentations
– Media appearances

 

Book

Tim Highfield (2016). Social Media and Everyday Politics. Cambridge: Polity.

 

Book chapters

Tim Highfield and Axel Bruns (2016). ‘Compulsory Voting, Encouraged Tweeting? Australian Elections and Social Media’. In Bruns, Axel, Enli, Gunn, Skogerbø, Eli, Larsson, Anders Olof, & Christensen, Christian (Eds.) The Routledge Companion to Social Media and Politics. Routledge, New York, pp. 338-350.

Axel Bruns and Tim Highfield (2016). ‘Is Habermas on Twitter? Social Media and the Public Sphere’. In Bruns, Axel, Enli, Gunn, Skogerbø, Eli, Larsson, Anders Olof, & Christensen, Christian (Eds.) The Routledge Companion to Social Media and Politics. Routledge, New York, pp. 56-73.

Axel Bruns and Tim Highfield (2016). ‘May the best Tweeter win: The Twitter strategies of key campaign accounts in the 2012 US election’. In Bieber, Christoph & Kamps, Klaus (Eds.) Die US-Präsidentschaftswahl 2012: Analysen der Politik- und Kommunikationswissenschaft. Springer Fachmedien, Wiesbaden, pp. 425-442.

Sky Croeser and Tim Highfield (2015). ‘Mapping Movements – Social Movement Research and Big Data: Critiques and Alternatives’. In G. Langlois, J. Redden, & G. Elmer (Eds.) Compromised Data. From Social Media to Big Data. Bloomsbury. pp. 173-201

Axel Bruns and Tim Highfield (2015). From News Blogs to News on Twitter: Gatewatching and Collaborative News Curation. In S. Coleman & D. Freelon (Eds.), Handbook of Digital Politics. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar. pp. 325-339.

Axel Bruns and Tim Highfield (2014). The Arab Spring on Twitter: Language Communities in #egypt and #libya. In S. Bebawi, & D. Bossio (Eds.), Social Media and the Politics of Reportage: The Arab Spring. Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 33-55.

Axel Bruns, Jean Burgess, and Tim Highfield (2014). ‘A ‘Big Data’ Approach to Mapping the Australian Twittersphere’. In Advancing digital humanities: Research, methods, theories, Eds. Paul Arthur & Katherine Bode. Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 113-129.

Tim Highfield (2013). ‘Following the yellow jersey: Tweeting the Tour de France.’ In Twitter and Society, Eds. K. Weller, A. Bruns, J. Burgess, M. Mahrt, & C. Puschmann. New York, NY: Peter Langpp. 249-261.

Axel Bruns, Tim Highfield, and Stephen Harrington (2013). ‘Sharing the News: Dissemination of Links to Australian News Sites on Twitter.’ In Br(e)aking the News: Journalism, Politics and New Media,Eds. J. Gordon, P. Rowinski, & G. Stewart. New York, NY: Peter Lang. pp. 181-209.

Axel Bruns and Tim Highfield (2012). ‘Blogs, Twitter, and Breaking News: The Produsage of Citizen Journalism.’ In Produsing Theory in a Digital World: The Intersection of Audiences and Production, Ed. Rebecca Ann Lind. New York, NY: Peter Lang. pp. 15-32.

 

Journal articles

Tama Leaver and Tim Highfield (2016). ‘Visualising the ends of identity: pre-birth and post-death on Instagram’. Information, Communication & Society. doi:10.1080/1369118X.2016.1259343

Tim Highfield and Tama Leaver (2016). ‘Instagrammatics and digital methods: studying visual social media, from selfies and GIFs to memes and emoji’. Communication Research and Practice, 2(1), pp. 47-62. doi:10.1080/22041451.2016.1155332

Tim Highfield (2016). ‘News via Voldemort: Parody accounts in topical discussions on Twitter’. New Media & Society, 18(9), pp. 2028-2045 doi: 10.1177/1461444815576703

Sky Croeser and Tim Highfield (2015). ‘Harbouring dissent: Greek independent and social media and the antifascist movement’. Fibreculture, (26), pp. 136-157 [online].

Tim Highfield (2015). ‘Tweeted joke lifespans and appropriated punch lines: Practices around topical humor on social media’. International Journal of Communication, 9, pp. 2713-2734 [online].

Tim Highfield and Tama Leaver (2015). ‘A methodology for mapping Instagram hashtags’. First Monday, 20(1).  [online]

Sky Croeser and Tim Highfield (2014). ‘Occupy Oakland and #oo: Uses of Twitter within the Occupy movement’. First Monday, 19(3). [online]

Tim Highfield (2013). ‘National and state-level politics on social media: Twitter, Australian political discussions, and the online commentariat’. International Journal of e-Governance, 6(4), pp. 342-360. doi:10.1504/IJEG.2013.060648

Axel Bruns, Tim Highfield, and Jean Burgess (2013). ‘The Arab Spring and Social Media Audiences: English and Arabic Twitter Users and Their Networks’. American Behavioral Scientist, 57(7), 871-898. doi:10.1177/0002764213479374

Axel Bruns and Tim Highfield (2013). ‘Political Networks on Twitter: Tweeting the Queensland state election’. Information, Communication & Society. doi:10.1080/1369118X.2013.782328

Tim Highfield, Stephen Harrington, and Axel Bruns (2013). ‘Twitter as a Technology for Audiencing and Fandom: The #Eurovision phenomenon’. Information, Communication & Society, 16(3), 315-339. doi:10.1080/1369118X.2012.756053

Tim Highfield (2012). ‘Talking of Many Things: Using Topical Networks to Study Discussions in Social Media’. Journal of Technology in Human Services, 30 (3-4), 204-218. doi:10.1080/15228835.2012.746894

Tim Highfield and Axel Bruns (2012). ‘Confrontation and cooptation: A brief history of Australian political blogs’, Media International Australia (143), 89-98. doi:10.1177/1329878X1214300111

Stephen Harrington, Tim Highfield, and Axel Bruns (2012). ‘More than a backchannel: Twitter and television’. In Audience Interactivity and Participation: Interview/Essays with academics, Ed. José Manuel Noguera, Brussels: COST Action Transforming Audiences, Transforming Societies. [online]

Tim Highfield, Lars Kirchhoff, and Thomas Nicolai (2011). ‘Challenges of tracking topical discussion networks online’, Social Science Computer Review, 29 (3), 340-353. doi:10.1177/0894439310382514

Axel Bruns, Jean Burgess, Tim Highfield, Lars Kirchhoff, and Thomas Nicolai (2011). ‘Mapping the Australian networked public sphere’, Social Science Computer Review 29 (3), 277-287. doi:10.1177/0894439310382507

Tim Highfield (2009). ‘Which way up? Reading and drawing maps of the blogosphere’, ejournalist, 9(1), 99-114 [online]

 

Conference presentations

Tim Highfield and Kate M. Miltner (2016). ‘The Trumping of the political GIF: Visual social media for political commentary in the 2016 US Presidential election’. Crossroads, Sydney, December 2016.

Tim Highfield (2016). ‘Smashed mouths: Internet cultures and the embrace and subversion of nostalgia’. Crossroads, Sydney, December 2016.

Tim Highfield and Peta Mitchell (2016). ‘Ambient geodata and algorithmic surveillance: Automating digital media’s relationship with place’. Automating the Everyday symposium, Brisbane, December 2016.

Tim Highfield (2016). ‘The politics of info-GIF-ics: Animated maps and graphs on everyday social media’. Culture and Politics of Data Visualisation, Sheffield, October 2016.

Tim Highfield, Kate M. Miltner, Amy Johnson, and R. Stuart Geiger (2016). ‘Playing with the rules’ (fishbowl session), AoIR 2016, Berlin, October 2016.

Tim Highfield and Kate M. Miltner (2016). ‘Interrogating the reaction GIF: Making meaning by repurposing repetition’. Social Media and Society, London, July 2016.

Tim Highfield (2016). ‘The conceptual blurriness of perpetual motion: Challenges of studying looping visual social media’ (poster presentation). ICA Visual Communication preconference, Fukuoka, June 2016. [pdf available]

Tim Highfield (2016). ‘On (the) loop: The animated GIF and cultural logics of repetition’. Theorizing the Web, New York City, April 2016. [online]

Tim Highfield and Stefanie Duguay (2015). ‘“Like a monkey with a miniature cymbal”: cultural practices of repetition in visual social media’. IR16: Digital Imaginaries, Phoenix, October 2015. [slides]

Axel Bruns and Tim Highfield (2015). ‘Social Media in Selected Australian Federal and State Election Campaigns, 2010-15’. IR16: Digital Imaginaries, Phoenix, October 2015. [slides via Axel Bruns]

Tama Leaver and Tim Highfield (2015). ‘Imagining the Ends of Identity: Birth and Death on Instagram’. IR16: Digital Imaginaries, Phoenix, October 2015. [slides via Tama Leaver]

Tim Highfield (2015). ‘Oh! You Pretty GIFs: Visualising David Bowie fandom on Tumblr’. The Stardom and Celebrity of David Bowie symposium, Melbourne, July 2015. [script]

Tim Highfield (2015). ‘Bangers and mash-ups’. ANZCA conference, Queenstown, July 2015. [slides]

Tim Highfield and Tama Leaver (2015). ‘Visual social media and digital methods: Instagrammatics and beyond’. ANZCA conference, Queenstown, July 2015. [slides]

Peta Mitchell, Tim Highfield, and Elizabeth Ellison (2015). ‘Social media and the Australian spatial imaginary’. ANZCA conference, Queenstown, July 2015. [slides]

Tama Leaver and Tim Highfield (2015). ‘TRISMA and Instagrammatics: Framing and balancing big data for humanities research’. The Social Life of Big Data 2015 symposium, Perth, June 2015. [slides via Tama Leaver]

Tama Leaver and Tim Highfield (2015). ‘Instagramming the ends of identity: Pre-birth and post-death identity practices mapped via the #ultrasound and #funeral hashtags’. ICA Mobile preconference, San Juan, May 2015. [slides]

Tim Highfield and Axel Bruns (2015). ‘Social media news audiences and the quantified journalist’. International Communication Association (ICA) conference, San Juan, May 2015. [slides]

Tim Highfield (2015). ‘Depicting social television on Instagram: Visual social media, participation, and audience experiences of #sbseurovision’. International Communication Association (ICA) conference, San Juan, May 2015. [slides]

Tim Highfield (2015). Visual social media: Instagrammatics and beyond. Digging the Data – ANZCA preconference, Sydney, 17 April 2015

Axel Bruns and Tim Highfield (2014). ‘Big social data’ in context: Connecting social media data and other sources. ACSPRI conference, Sydney, December 2014. [slides via Axel Bruns]

Axel Bruns, Darryl Woodford, Troy Sadkowsky, & Tim Highfield (2014). Mapping a national Twittersphere: A ‘big data’ analysis of Australian Twitter user networks. ECREA conference, Lisbon, 12-15 November 2014. [slides via Axel Bruns]

Axel Bruns, Darryl Woodford, Tim Highfield, & Katie Prowd (2014). Mapping social TV audiences: The footprints of leading shows in the Australian Twittersphere. Internet Research 15.0, Daegu, 22-24 October 2014. [slides via Axel Bruns]

Sky Croeser & Tim Highfield (2014). Greek independent media and the antifascist movement. Social Media and Society conference, Toronto, 27-28 September 2014. [slides]

Tim Highfield (2014). ‘The tweeting broadcaster: SBS and social media audience engagement’. Paper presented at ANZCA conference, Melbourne, 9-11 July 2014. [slides]

Tama Leaver and Tim Highfield (2014). ‘Mapping the ends of identity on Instagram’. Paper presented at ANZCA conference, Melbourne, 9-11 July 2014. [slides via Tama Leaver]

Tim Highfield (2014). ‘Election days and social media practices: Tweeting as Australia decides’. Paper presented at Social Media and the Transformation of Public Space conference, Amsterdam, 18-20 June 2014. [slides]

Tim Highfield and Tama Leaver (2014). ‘A methodology for mapping Instagram hashtags’. Paper presented at Digital Humanities Australasia conference, Perth, 17-21 March 2014. [slides via Tama Leaver]

Sky Croeser and Tim Highfield (2013). ‘Mapping Movements: Social movement research and big data: critiques and alternatives’. Paper presented at Compromised Data? colloquium, Toronto, 29 October 2013. [slides and audio]

Tim Highfield (2013). ‘Appropriating breaking news? The evolving Twitter coverage of the Lance Armstrong doping scandal’. Paper presented at Internet Research 14.0, Denver, 25 October 2013. [slides and audio]

Tim Highfield (2013). ‘News via Voldemort: The role of parody and satire in topical discussions on Twitter’. Paper presented at Internet Research 14.0, Denver, 24 October 2013. [slides and audio]

Axel Bruns, Tim Highfield, and Theresa Sauter (2013). ‘#ausvotes Mark Two: Twitter in the 2013 Australian Federal Election’. Paper presented at Internet Research 14.0, Denver, 24 October 2013. [slides and audio, via Axel Bruns]

Tim Highfield and Axel Bruns (2013). ‘#wavotes: Tracking candidates’ use of social media in the 2013 Western Australian state election’, ANZCA conference, Fremantle, 3-5 July 2013. [slides and audio]

Tim Highfield (2013). ‘Twitter and Australian political debates’, Online political participation and its critics symposium, Paris, 19-20 June 2013. [slides; audio via Réseau DEL]

Axel Bruns and Tim Highfield (2013). ‘Die Twitterstrategien der Wahlkampagnen im US-Wahlkampf 2012’. Paper presented at re:publica 2013, Berlin, 6 May 2013. [slides via Axel Bruns]

Axel Bruns, Stephen Harrington, and Tim Highfield (2012). ‘Political Networks on Twitter: Tweeting the Queensland State Election’, Paper presented at 4th European Communication Conference (ECREA), Istanbul, Turkey. 26 October 2012. [slides and audio, via Axel Bruns]

Tim Highfield, Axel Bruns, and Stephen Harrington (2012). ‘Tweeting le Tour: Connecting the Tour de France’s global audience through Twitter’, Paper presented at 4th European Communication Conference (ECREA), Istanbul, Turkey. 25 October 2012. [slides and audio]

Tim Highfield, Axel Bruns, and Stephen Harrington (2012).’#auspol, #qldpol, and #wapol: Twitter and the new Australian political commentariat’, Paper presented at Internet Research 13.0, Salford, UK. 21 October 2012. [slides and audio]

Sky Croeser and Tim Highfield (2012). ‘#oo activism: Uses of Twitter within the Occupy Oakland movement’, Paper presented at Internet Research 13.0, Salford, UK. 21 October 2012. [slides]

Axel Bruns, Tim Highfield, and Stephen Harrington (2012). ‘#Eurovision: Twitter as a Technology of Fandom’, Paper presented at Internet Research 13.0, Salford, UK. 20 October 2012. [slides and audio, via Axel Bruns]

Axel Bruns, Tim Highfield, and Stephen Harrington (2012). ‘Sharing the News: Dissemination of Links to Australian News Sites on Twitter’, Paper presented at Internet Research 13.0, Salford, UK. 20 October 2012. [slides and audio, via Axel Bruns]

Tim Highfield, Lars Kirchhoff, and Thomas Nicolai (2010). ‘New directions for blog network mapping’, Panel presentation at Internet Research 11.0, Gothenburg, Sweden. 23 October 2010 [slides]

Tim Highfield (2010). ‘More news from where? Reviewing blogging’s contribution to the mediasphere’, Paper presented at Internet Research 11.0, Gothenburg, Sweden. 22 October 2010 [slides]

Tim Highfield (2010). ‘Of posts, tweets, and links: Methods for studying online activity’, Paper presented at The Next Generation of Cultural Research: Building New Cultural Intelligence for 21st Century Problems conference, University of Western Sydney, Parramatta. 21 September 2010.

Tim Highfield, Lars Kirchhoff, and Thomas Nicolai (2010). ‘Challenges of tracking topical discussion networks online’, Paper presented at International Communication Association conference, Singapore. 25 June 2010. [slides]

Axel Bruns, Jean Burgess, Tim Highfield, Lars Kirchhoff, and Thomas Nicolai (2010). ‘Mapping the Australian networked public sphere’, Paper presented at International Communication Association conference, Singapore. June 2010 [slides via Axel Bruns]

Tim Highfield (2009) Themes and issues from seven months in the French political blogospher­e. Presented at IR10, Milwaukee, WI. October 2009. [slides]

Axel Bruns, Tim Highfield, Lars Kirchhoff, and Thomas Nicolai. (2009) Critical voices in the Australian political blogosphere. Presented at IR10, Milwaukee, WI. October 2009. [slides via Axel Bruns]

Tim Highfield. (2009) Inauguration from afar: Mapping Obama discussion in the Australian political blogosphere. Presented at ANZCA 2009, Brisbane. July 2009. [prezi]

Lars Kirchhoff, Thomas Nicolai, Axel Bruns, and Tim Highfield. (2009) Monitoring the Australian Blogosphere through the 2007 Australian Federal Election. Proceedings of ANZCA 2009, Brisbane. July 2009. [slides via Axel Bruns]

Tim Highfield. (2008) Which way up? Drawing and reading maps of the blogosphere. Presented at Ignite08! QUT Creative Industries postgraduate conference, Brisbane. October 2008. [slides]

Axel Bruns, Jason Wilson, Barry Saunders, Tim Highfield, Lars Kirchhoff, and Thomas Nicolai. (2008) Locating the Australian blogosphere: Towards a new research methodology. Presented at ISEA 2008, Singapore. July-August 2008. [slides via Axel Bruns]

 
Thesis

Tim Highfield (2011). ‘Mapping intermedia news flows: topical discussions in the Australian and French political blogospheres’, PhD thesis, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia. [381 pages, online]

 

Other writing

Tim Highfield (2016) Covering the election beyond our memes: what role for visual politics and social media? The Conversation [online]

Tim Highfield (2016) Waiving (hash)flags: Some thoughts on Twitter hashtag emoji. Medium. [online]

Tim Highfield (2015) On Hashtaggery and Portmanteaugraphy: Memetic Wordplay as Social Media Practice. Culture Digitally. [online]

Tim Highfield (2009) Linking to the converted? Mapping the structures of the French and Australian political blogospheres. Research overview, for doctoral colloquium, IR10, Milwaukee, WI. October 2009.

Axel Bruns, Lars Kirchhoff, Thomas Nicolai, Jason Wilson, Barry Saunders, and Tim Highfield. (2008) Discussion Paper: Network and Concept Maps for the Blogosphere. Discussion paper for blog mapping project, 1 May 2008. [online]

 

Other presentations

Tim Highfield (2016). Social media and everyday politics. Oxford Internet Institute Summer Doctoral Programme, Oxford. July 2016.

Tim Highfield (2015). Social media and everyday politics. Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, University of Southern California, Los Angeles. November 2015.

Tim Highfield (2015). Social media and everyday politics. University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago. September 2015.

Tim Highfield (2013) Big data + Twitter. Georabble Perth. [slides]

Tim Highfield (2011) Mapping intermedia news flows: Topical discussions in the Australian and French political blogospheres. PhD final seminar, presented at QUT. 10 March 2011. [slides]

Tim Highfield (2009) Linking to the converted? Mapping the structures of the French and Australian political blogospheres. (PhD research overview, as of July 2009) Presented at Oxford Internet Institute Summer Doctoral Programme, Brisbane. July 2009. [prezi]

 

Media appearances
April 2017: Wired, ‘Don’t Look Now, But Extremists’ Meme Armies Are Turning Into Militias’ by Emma Grey Ellis (interview)
July 2016: ABC Radio National – Drive with Patricia Karvelas, ‘Social Campaign: poll selfies, Greens on Grindr and Twitter investigates Kelly O’Dwyer’ (live interview)
June 2016: Washington Post, ‘The mesmerizing lost art of the 10-hour YouTube loop, 2011’s weirdest video trend’ by Abby Ohlheiser (interview)
May 2016: ABC Gold Coast – Breakfast, ‘How do political memes affect the polls?’ (live interview)
2015: Spark, CBC Radio, ‘304: Yearbook photo analysis, social media imposters and more’ (interview)

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