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Professor of Mobile Media and Games. Director of the Design & Creative Practice Platform., RMIT University

Distinguished Professor Larissa Hjorth is a socially-engaged artist and digital ethnographer. Hjorth has two decades experience working in interdisciplinary, collaborative, playful and socially innovative digital media methods to explore intergenerational relationships in cross-cultural contexts. Hjorth has explored the socio-cultural dimensions of mobile media in many contexts such as Japan, South Korea, China and Australia.

Hjorth has published over 100 publications on the topic—recent publications include Haunting Hands (with Cumiskey, Oxford Uni Press), Understanding Social Media (with Hinton, 2nd Edition, Sage), Creative Practice Ethnographies (with Harris, Jungnickel and Coombs, Rowman & Little) and Ambient Play (with Richardson, MIT Press).

Hjorth is currently the Design & Creative Practice (DCP) Platform director at RMIT University. The Platform focuses on interdisciplinary collaboration and creative solutions to real-world problems. See


  • –present
    Professor of Mobile Media and Games, RMIT University


  • 2009 
    University of Melbourne, PhD Cultural Studies