Digital cultures, mediating technologies such as mixed Augmented/Virtual Reality (AR-VR), dark social media, cybersecurity, IoT and artificial intelligence
Senior Lecturer in Communication (Digital Media)
DML Research Fellow
Research and Experience
Her project ‘Augmenting Greener Futures: Educating the Next Generation of Citizen Scientists’ (2019-2021) applies augmented reality (AR) to create interactive biodiversity maps of the local environment for school students and ‘Dreaming in Extreme Reality: Step into the Western Volcanic Plains’ (2019-2021) has seed-funding to help Victorian students learn about local science from research scientists through digitally mediated technologies (VR-AR). As a Co-Investigator on ‘Memories That Make Us: Storying Post WW2 Italian Migration to Victoria’ (2018-2021) Cinque empirically collects and digitally archives the post-World War Two migrant stories of settlement in Australia from Italy with outputs including an interactive website as an inclusive space, and feature length documentary. As a Co-Investigator for the DPC (Vic.) funded ‘Digital Literacy and Digital Citizenship Pilot Program’ (2018), she created materials to develop young people’s knowledge and critical literacy skills to recognise and build resilience to manipulative, coercive forms of hate speech and extremism that encourage them to think and behave in harmful ways. Publications include: Changing Media Landscapes: Visual Networking, OUP, 2015; Communication, Digital Media and Everyday Life, 2nd edition, OUP, 2015 (co-written); Communication, New Media and Everyday Life OUP, 2012 (co-written), and; Materializing Digital Futures: Touch, Movement, Sound and Vision (Bloomsbury, forthcoming 2021).
Digital Media, Data Cultures, AR-VR, Social Media, Media and Communications