Transnational use of social media and the China-Melbourne connection

Thursday, 10 August 2017 - 6:00pm to 6:30pm

This week Communication Mixdown investigates the way young Chinese women studying at univerities in Melbourne have been using social media - to communicate, of course - but also as a way of shaping identity and formulating new kinds of subjective experience.

Specialist in the transnational flows of communication, Dr. Fran Martin from Melbourne University, talks about her research and unpacks some of the issues discussed in her recent presentation ‘WeChat therefore we are: Everyday multicultures, translocality and Chinese social media in inner Melbourne’.

Monday 6:00pm to 6:30pm
This show casts a critical eye on the myriad ways in which we communicate with each other in our increasingly interconnected, multi-media platform world. Each week we mix down the who, the what, the where, and the how of particular communication events, messages, trends and technologies, and then consider: what impacts and what consequences?


Reema Rattan, Liam Armstrong, Carly Dober and Judith Peppard