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Associate Professor Craig Hight

Associate Professor - Communication

School of Creative Industries

Career Summary

Biography

Formerly from the University of Waikato, I was appointed Associate Professor in Creative Industries in January 2016.

I am currently serving as the program convenor for the Master of Creative Industries (a new program accepting enrolments from July 2016) and the Bachelor of Creative Industries (which begins in 1st semester 2017).

RESEARCH

My research is deliberately cross-disciplinary, drawing from a background of study and research in the fields of computer science, political science and media studies.

Digital documentary:

My main research strand operates in the emerging field of digital documentary, which focuses on the manner in which digital technologies are reshaping and transforming existing forms of documentary practice. I recently completed a project investigating online documentary video funded by the Royal Society of New Zealand (a $440,000 Marsden grant awarded 2010-2014 for a project titled UOW1008 ‘Playing with reality? Online documentary culture and its users’), in collaboration with Professor Ramaswami Harindranath (The University of New South Wales).

This project supported Master of Arts and Doctoral projects, a number of conference and journal publications, and inspired two edited books. Kate Nash (Leeds University), Catherine Summerhayes (Australian National University) and I co-edited New Documentary Ecologies (2014) which explores new conceptualisations and practice in this field. I have recently completed another co-edited book, in collaboration with Ramaswami Harindranath, titled Studying Digital Media Audiences: Perspectives From Australasia (Routledge) which brings together concepts, methodologies and debates relevant to investigating global media platforms.

Software literacy:

Part of the Marsden project outlined above was developed as an educational research project focused on exploring the notion of software literacy within tertiary environments, in collaboration with researchers from the Wilf Malcolm Institute for Educational Research (WMIER). Titled ‘Copy, cut and paste: How does this shape what we know?’, this attracted $124,000 from the New Zealand government's Teaching and Learning Research Initiative (TLRI). This project developed a framework for investigating ‘software literacy’, and the research team are writing a more detailed discussion from its findings to publish as a monograph due to be published at the end of 2017.

Audience research:

Cross-media news repertoires as democratic resources: A cross-cultural audience research project (see http://www.cost-transforming-audiences.eu/node/1489). Led by Hanna Adoni (Hebrew University of Jerusalem), Hillel Nossek (Kinneret College on the Sea of Galilee) and Kim C. Schrøder (Roskilde University) the project uses Q methodology to investigate cross-national patterns in news consumption across 10 countries.

Hobbit Audience Project (see http://www.waikato.ac.nz/fass/research/centres-units/aru/research-projects/hobbit-audience-project). This is a transnational mixed-method longitudinal study of audience responses to Sir Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit blockbuster trilogy, involving researchers across 6 universities. Findings are currently being developed as a book provisionally, Fans, Blockbusterisation, and the Transformation of Cinematic Desire: Global Receptions of The Hobbit Film Trilogy (contracted to Palgrave MacMillan).

I am also a member of the Audience Research Unit, based at the University of Waikato, a key focus for rethinking and reworking audience research practice within Australasia, at a time of a rapidly changing mediscape.

Documentary theory

My broader research activity has been in areas of documentary theory; exploring the variety of discourses associated with the mediation of reality, including the documentary genre and associated documentary hybrids (drama-documentary, nature documentary, docusoap, reality TV, reality gameshows). Jane Roscoe (currently heading the London Film School) and I co-authored the first major study of mockumentary (Faking It: Mock-documentary and the subversion of documentary, Manchester University Press, 2001). In 2010 I completed a follow-up book, also published by MUP, entitled Television Mockumentary: reflexivity, satire and a call to play which discusses the emergence of a number of television mockumentary series as evidence of a naturalisation of mockumentary discourse within the medium.


Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Waikato - New Zealand

Keywords

  • audience research
  • digital documentary
  • documentary theory
  • mockumentary
  • practice-led research
  • software literacy

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
200102 Communication Technology and Digital Media Studies 30
190299 Film, Television and Digital Media not elsewhere classified 40
200104 Media Studies 30

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Associate Professor - Communication University of Newcastle
School of Creative Industries
Australia
Associate Professor - Communication University of Newcastle
School of Creative Arts
Australia
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Book (4 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2016 Hight C, Harindranath R, Studying Digital Media Audiences Perspectives from Australasia, Routledge, 216 (2016)
2014 Nash K, Hight C, Summerhayes C, New Documentary Ecologies: Emerging Platforms, Practices and Discourses, Palgrave Macmillan, United Kingdom (2014)
DOI 10.1057/9781137310491.0004
2010 Hight C, Television mockumentary: Reflexivity, satire and a call to play, Manchester University Press, Manchester and New York (2010)
2001 Roscoe JA, Hight CA, Faking it: Mock-documentary and the subversion of factuality, Manchester University Press, Manchester and New York (2001)
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Chapter (20 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2018 Hight CA, Khoo E, 'Software Literacy', Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, IGI Global, Hershey PA 7539-7548 (2018)
DOI 10.4018/978-1-5225-2255-3.ch656
2017 Hight CA, 'Software as co-creator in Interactive Documentary', i-docs: the evolving pratices of interactive documentary, Wallflower Press, New York 82-96 (2017)
2017 Hight CA, 'The challenges of using Youtube as a Data Resource', Studying digital media audiences: perspectives from Australsia, routledge, new york 98-115 (2017)
2017 Hight CA, 'The challenges of using Youtube as a Data Resource', Studying digital media audiences: perspectives from Australsia, routledge, new york 98-115 (2017)
2015 Hight C, 'Software studies and the new audiencehood of the digital ecology', Revitalising Audience Research: Innovations in European Audience Research, Routledge 62-79 (2015)
2014 Nash K, Hight C, Summerhayes C, 'Introduction: New documentary ecologies: Emerging platforms, practices and discourses', New Documentary Ecologies: Emerging Platforms, Practices and Discourses, Palgrave Macmillan, United Kingdom 1-7 (2014)
2014 Hight C, 'Mockumentary', Encyclopedia of Humor Studies, Sage Publications Inc., Thousand Oaks, California 515-516 (2014)
2014 Hight C, 'Shoot, edit, share: Cultural software and user-generated documentary practice', New Documentary Ecologies: Emerging Platforms, Practices and Discourses, Palgrave Macmillan, United Kingdom 219-236 (2014)
2013 Hight C, 'Beyond sobriety: Documentary diversions', The Documentary Film Book, Palgrave Macmillan, United Kingdom 198-205 (2013)
2013 Hight C, 'Mocking the news: The Day Today and Brass Eye as mockumentary news satire', No Known Cure: The Comedy of Chris Morris, Palgrave Macmillan, London 53-66 (2013)
2012 Hight C, 'Experiments in parody and satire: Short-form mockumentary series', Too Bold for the Box Office: The Mockumentary from Big Screen to Small, The Scarecrow Press Inc. 73-89 (2012)
2012 Hight C, 'Forgotten Silver', Making Film and Television Histories: Australia and New Zealand, I.B. Tauris & Co Ltd 269-274 (2012)
2009 Hight C, 'Reflexivo, subjetivo e hÍbrido. el uso estratégico del humor en el documental', La Risa Oblicua: Tangentes, Paralelismos E Intersecciones Entre Documental Y Humor, Ocho Y Medio, Libros De Cine 95-115 (2009)
2008 Hight C, 'Mockumentary. A call to play', Rethinking Documentary: New Perspectives. New Practices, Open University Press 204-216 (2008)
2008 Hight C, 'One (special extended edition) disc to rule them all', Studying the Event Film: The Lord of the Rings, Manchester University Press 32-39 (2008)
2007 Hight C, 'American Splendor: Translating comic autobiography into drama-documentary', Film and Comic Books, University Press of Mississippi, United States 180-198 (2007)
2006 Hight C, Roscoe J, 'Forgotten Silver: A New Zealand television hoax and its audience', F Is For Phony. Fake Documentary and Truth¿s Undoing, University of Minnesota Press 171-186 (2006)
2005 Roscoe JA, Hight CA, 'Building a Mock-Documentary Schema', New Challenges for Documentary, Second Edition, Manchester University Press, Manchester 230-241 (2005)
2005 Roscoe J, Hight C, 'Silver Magic', Peter Jackson From Gore to Mordor, Plexus, London 91-101 (2005)
2004 Hight CA, '¿It isn¿t always Shakespeare, but it¿s genuine¿: Cinema¿s commentary on documentary hybrids', Understanding Reality Television, Routledge, London, United Kingdom 233-251 (2004)
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Journal article (25 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2017 Hight CA, Lenzner B, 'The challenges of human rights video making in the global network: the case of WITNESS', Wi: Journal of Mobile Media, 11 (2017)
2016 Davis CH, Michelle C, Hardy A, Hight C, 'Making global audiences for a Hollywood ¿blockbuster¿ feature film: Marketability, playability and The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)', The Journal of Fandom Studies, 4 105-125 (2016) [C1]
DOI 10.1386/jfs.4.1.105_1
2015 Michelle C, Davis CH, Hight C, Hardy AL, 'The Hobbit hyperreality paradox: Polarization among audiences for a 3D high frame rate film', Convergence: The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies, -online 1-22 (2015)
DOI 10.1177/1354856515584880
2015 Michelle C, Davis CH, Hardy AL, Hight C, 'Pleasure, disaffection, ¿conversion¿ or rejection? The (limited) role of prefiguration in shaping audience engagement and response', International Journal of Cultural Studies, (2015)
DOI 10.1177/1367877915571407
2014 Khoo E, Hight C, Cowie B, Torrens R, Ferrarelli L, 'Software literacy and student learning in the tertiary environment: PowerPoint and beyond', Journal of Open, Flexible and Distance Learning, 18 30-45 (2014)
2014 Davis CH, Michelle C, Hardy A, Hight C, 'Framing audience prefigurations of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey: The roles of fandom, politics and idealised intertexts', Participations: Journal of Audience & Reception Studies, 11 50-87 (2014)
2014 Hight C, 'Automation within digital videography: from the Ken Burns effect to ¿meaning-making¿ engines', Studies in Documentary Film, 8 235-250 (2014)
DOI 10.1080/17503280.2014.961632
2014 Hight CA, Harindranath R, 'Special Issue: Documentary as sense-making', Studies in Documentary Film, 8 177-272 (2014)
2014 Hight C, Harindranath R, 'Editorial: Documentary as sense-making', Studies in Documentary Film, 8 177-178 (2014)
DOI 10.1080/17503280.2014.964950
2014 Michelle C, Hardy AL, Davis CH, Hight C, 'An unexpected controversy in Middle-earth: audience encounters with the ¿dark side¿ of transnational film production', Transnational Cinemas, -online 1-18 (2014)
DOI 10.1080/20403526.2014.941185
2011 Hight C, Hardy A, Michelle C, Athique A, 'Editors¿ introduction: Approaching the online audience: New practices, new thinking', Participations: Journal of Audience & Reception Studies, 8 554-558 (2011)
2011 Hardy A, Hight C, Michelle C, 'Reservoir Hill and audiences for online interactive drama', Participations: Journal of Audience & Reception Studies, 8 616-643 (2011)
2011 Johnson EM, Cowie B, De Lange W, Falloon G, Hight C, Khoo E, 'Adoption of innovative e-learning support for teaching: A multiple case study at the University of Waikato', AUSTRALASIAN JOURNAL OF EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY, 27 499-513 (2011)
Citations Web of Science - 2
2008 Hight C, 'The field of digital documentary: a challenge to documentary theorists', Studies in Documentary Film, 2 3-7 (2008)
2008 Hight C, 'Primetime digital documentary animation: the photographic and graphic within play', Studies in Documentary Film, 2 9-31 (2008)
2007 Hight C, 'El falso documental multiplataforma: un llamamiento ludico', Archivos de la Filmoteca: Revista de estudios históricos sobre la imagen, 2 176-195 (2007)
2006 Hight C, Coleborne C, 'Robert Winston's superhuman: Spectacle, surveillance and patient narrative', Journal of Health Psychology, 11 233-245 (2006)

Health psychologists are being challenged by researchers to consider interdisciplinary approaches to health research, particularly around media representations. This article argue... [more]

Health psychologists are being challenged by researchers to consider interdisciplinary approaches to health research, particularly around media representations. This article argues that the praxis and research of health psychology might benefit from strategic and interdisciplinary readings of media texts. It argues that insights from current documentary theory are important because they show us how documentary texts are structured and how medical documentary deploys techniques from medicine itself in order to effect certain persuasive discursive shifts in our wider culture. The article takes the BBC documentary series Superhuman as its example and explores this text as it involves media spectacle, medical surveillance of the body and of patients and the positioning of patient narratives of personal experiences with medical intervention. Copyright © 2006 SAGE Publications.

DOI 10.1177/1359105306061184
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Catharine Coleborne
2005 Hight C, 'Making-of documentaries on DVD: The Lord of the Rings trilogy and special editions', The Velvet Light Trap, 56 4-17 (2005)
2004 Hight CA, 'Discipline and Liberty: Television and Governance, MUP, 2003 [Review of Discipline and Liberty: Television and Governance, MUP, 2003 by Palmer]', Media International, Australia, 168-169 (2004)
2002 Hight CA, 'Mediating Reality: Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam', Australian Screen Education, 29 174-178 (2002)
2001 Hight CA, 'Webcam sites: The documentary genre moves online?', Media International Australia, 100 81-93 (2001)
2001 Hight CA, 'Debating reality-TV [Review of Freakshow: First person media and factual television, J Izod and R Kilborn (eds) From Grierson to the docu-soap: Breaking the boundaries and S Bruzzi, New documentary: A critical introduction by J Dovey]', Continuum: Australian Journal of Media and Cultural Studies, 15 389-395 (2001)
2000 Hight CA, Perrott L, 'Audience research and ¿The New Zealand Wars¿', English in Aotearoa, 41 37-40 (2000)
1997 Hight C, Roscoe J, 'Discovering Forgotten Silver: an exercise in deconstructing documentaries', Metro, . 29-37 (1997)
1997 Roscoe J, Hight C, 'Mocking silver: re-inventing the documentary project (or, Grierson lies bleeding)', Continuum: Australian Journal of Media and Cultural Studies, 11 67-82 (1997)
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Review (34 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2016 Hight C, 'Cinematic Appeals: The Experience of New Movie Technologies.', MEDIA INTERNATIONAL AUSTRALIA (2016)
DOI 10.1177/1329878X15622081e
2016 Hight C, 'Looking for Marshall McLuhan in Afghanistan: iProbes and Hipstamatic iPhone Photographs', MEDIA INTERNATIONAL AUSTRALIA (2016)
DOI 10.1177/1329878X15622081c
2015 Hight C, 'The Sports Film: Games People Play', MEDIA INTERNATIONAL AUSTRALIA (2015) [C3]
2015 Hight C, 'Review of Digital media ethics, by Charles Ess', Media International Australia (2015) [C3]
2014 Hight C, 'Watching Films: New Perspectives on Movie-Going, Exhibition and Reception', MEDIA INTERNATIONAL AUSTRALIA (2014)
2014 Hight C, 'Memory Machines: The Evolution of Hypertext', MEDIA INTERNATIONAL AUSTRALIA (2014)
2013 Hight C, 'Good Faith Collaboration: The Culture of Wikipedia', MEDIA INTERNATIONAL AUSTRALIA (2013)
2012 Hight C, 'Understanding Digital Culture', MEDIA INTERNATIONAL AUSTRALIA (2012)
2012 Hight C, '[Review of Understanding digital culture by Vincent Miller]', Media International Australia: Incorporating Culture and Policy (2012)
2012 Hight C, 'The Secret War Between Downloading and Uploading: Tales of the Computer as Culture Machine', MEDIA INTERNATIONAL AUSTRALIA (2012)
2012 Hight C, 'Delete: The Virtue of Forgetting in the Digital Age', MEDIA INTERNATIONAL AUSTRALIA (2012)
2011 Hight C, 'Covering Disaster: Lessons from Media Coverage of Katrina and Rita', MEDIA INTERNATIONAL AUSTRALIA (2011)
2011 Hight C, 'Bring on the Books for Everybody: How Literary Culture Became Popular Culture', MEDIA INTERNATIONAL AUSTRALIA (2011)
2011 Hight C, 'From A to : Keywords of Markup', MEDIA INTERNATIONAL AUSTRALIA (2011)
2011 Hight C, 'Women for President: Media Bias in Nine Campaigns', MEDIA INTERNATIONAL AUSTRALIA (2011)
2010 Hight C, '[Review of Word bytes: Writing in the information society by Carolyne Lee]', MIA: Media International Australia (2010)
2010 Hight C, '[Review of Issues in contemporary documentary by Jane Chapman]', MIA: Media International Australia (2010)
2010 Hight C, '[Review of Ch¿vez: The revolution will not be televised: A case study of politics and the media by Rod Stoneman]', MIA: Media International Australia (2010)
2010 Hight C, '[Review of Audience-citizens: The media, public knowledge and interpretive practice by Ramaswami Harindranath]', MIA: Media International Australia (2010)
2009 Hight C, 'New media: A critical introduction, 2nd edition', MEDIA INTERNATIONAL AUSTRALIA (2009)
2009 Hight C, 'Interface:vertical bar vertical bar Culture: The World Wide Web as Political Resource and Aesthetic Form', MEDIA INTERNATIONAL AUSTRALIA (2009)
2009 Hight C, 'Ambivalence Towards Convergence: Digitalization and Media Change', MEDIA INTERNATIONAL AUSTRALIA (2009)
2009 Hight C, '[Review of Culture: the world wide web as political resource and aesthetic form by Klaus Bruhn Jensen (ed.)]', MIA: Australian Media Reception Histories (2009)
2009 Hight C, '[Review of Ambivalence towards convergence: digitalization and media change by Tanja Storsul & Dagny Stuedahl (eds)]', MIA: Australian Media Reception Histories (2009)
2009 Hight C, '[Review of Satire TV: Politics and comedy in the post-network era by Jonathan Jones, P. Jeffrey and Ethan Thompson (eds)]', Media International Australia (2009)
2009 Hight C, '[Review of New media: A critical introduction by Martin Lister, Jon Dovey, Seth Giddings, Ian Grant, Kelly Kieran]', Media International Australia (2009)
2007 Hight C, '[Review of Documentary screens: Nonfiction film and television by Keith Beattie]', Media International Australia (MIA) (2007)
2007 Hight C, '[Review of The subject of documentary by Michael Renov]', Studies in Documentary Film (2007)
2006 Hight C, '[Review of Television after TV: Essays on a medium in transition by Lynn Spigel & Jan Olssen]', Media International Australia Incorporating Culture and Policy (2006)
2003 Hight CA, '[Review of Real Emotional Logic: Film and Television Docudrama as Persuasive Practice by Steven N. Lipkin]', Media International Australia (2003)
2002 Hight CA, '[Review of The Making of American Audiences: From Stage to Television, 1750-190 by Richard Butsch]', Media International Australia incorporating Culture and Policy (2002)
2002 Hight CA, '[Review of Measuring Bias on Television by Barrie Gunter]', Media International Australia incorporating Culture and Policy (2002)
2001 Hight CA, '[Review of Cultural Studies: Theory and Practice by Chris Barker]', Media International Australia (2001)
2000 Hight CA, '[Review of Wildlife Films by Derek Bouse]', Media International Australia Incorporating Culture and Policy (2000)
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Conference (44 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2015 Khoo EGL, HIght C, Torrens R, Ranger G, 'Tracing software learning and application from formal into informal workplace learning of CAD software', Proceedings of the 26th Annual Conference of the Australasian Association for Engineering Education (AAEE2015) (2015)
2015 Davis CH, Michelle C, Hardy A, Hight C, 'Making global audiences for a Hollywood ¿blockbuster¿: marketability, playability, and The Hobbit: an Unexpected Journey (2012)', Proceedings of the 11th World Media Economics and Management Conference (2015)
2015 Hardy A, Michelle C, Davis CH, Hight C, '¿If this is Tolkien, I do not want it. Take it away please! Why does it hurt so much?¿ Understanding pleasure and disaffection among viewers of The Hobbit film trilogy' (2015)
2015 Hardy AL, Davis CH, Michelle C, Hight C, 'Still a spiritual journey? Changing audience reactions to The Hobbit film trilogy' (2015)
2015 Michelle C, Davis C, Hardy AL, Hight C, 'Audience engagements with The Hobbit film trilogy: Findings from a longitudinal investigation' (2015)
2015 Hight C, Torrens R, Khoo E, Cowie B, 'Software literacy within tertiary education: Findings from a 2-year project' (2015)
2014 Hight CA, Khoo E, Cowie B, Torrens R, 'Software literacies in the tertiary environment', Rhetoric and Reality: Critical perspectives on educational technology. Proceedings ascilite Dunedin 2014 (2014)
2014 Khoo E, Hight C, Torrens R, Duke M, '¿It runs slow and crashes often¿: Exploring engineering students¿ software literacy of CAD software', Proceedings of the AAEE2014 Conference (2014)
2014 Khoo E, Hight C, Cowie B, Torrens R, 'Copy, cut and paste: How does this shape up with what we know?' (2014)
2014 Michelle C, Davis CH, Hardy A, Hight C, 'Pleasure, disaffection, conversion and defection: theorising the relationship between pre- and post-viewing responses to The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey' (2014)
2014 Hight C, 'The challenges of using YouTube as a data resource' (2014)
2014 Khoo E, Hight C, Cowie B, Torrens R, 'Software literacy as part of pedagogy: How does PowerPoint shape what you do and does it matter?' (2014)
2014 Hardy A, Davis CH, Michelle C, Hight C, 'Moved by the spirit of The Hobbit?' (2014)
2014 Hight C, Khoo E, Cowie B, Torrens R, 'Copy, cut and paste: how does this shape what we know?' (2014)
2014 Khoo EGL, Hight C, Cowie B, Torrens R, Ferrarelli L, 'Software literacy and student learning in the tertiary environment: PowerPoint and beyond' (2014)
2014 Hight C, Khoo E, Cowie B, Torrens R, 'Is software literacy reshaping the ¿digital divide¿?' (2014)
2013 Hardy A, Michelle C, Davis CH, Hight C, 'Shire Politics: Local factors in the international prefiguration of Peter Jackson¿s The Hobbit', Refereed Proceedings of the Australian and New Zealand Communication Association conference: Global Networks-Global Divides: Bridging New and Traditional Communication Challenges (2013)
2013 Hight C, Khoo E, Cowie B, Torrens R, '"The slides are part of the cake": PowerPoint, software literacy and tertiary education', Electric Dreams: 30th ascilite Conference 2013 Proceedings (2013)
2013 Davis CH, Michelle C, Hight C, Hardy A, 'Varieties of prefigurative engagement within The Hobbit¿s global audience' (2013)
2013 Hight C, 'The programming of editing practices within the digital video ecology' (2013)
2013 Hight C, 'Editing practices within software culture: networked users, automation and ¿meaning-making engines¿' (2013)
2013 Hardy A, Michelle C, Davis CH, Hight C, 'Shire Politics: Local factors in the International Prefiguration of Peter Jackson¿s The Hobbit' (2013)
2012 Hight C, 'From docusoap to mockusoap: performance, authenticity and a call to play' (2012)
2012 Hight C, 'Automation, software and the ecology of online video' (2012)
2012 Hight C, 'Digital videography as coded practice: agency within software culture' (2012)
2011 Torrens R, De Lange W, Hight C, 'Teaching software to first-year students: Experiences across three disciplines' (2011)
2011 Hight C, 'Shoot, edit, share: Cultural software and user-generated documentary practice' (2011)
2010 Hight C, 'Cultural software and the shaping of online documentary practice' (2010)
2010 Johnson EM, Cowie B, Hight C, De Lange W, Falloon G, Strang P, 'Cross-discipline approaches to pedagogical change in technology-supported tertiary teaching' (2010)
2010 Hight C, 'Cultural software and the shaping of online documentary practice' (2010)
2010 Hight C, 'Cultural software and the shaping of online documentary practice' (2010)
2010 Hardy A, Hight C, Michelle C, 'Reservoir Hill and audiences for interactive online drama' (2010)
2010 Hardy A, Hight C, Michelle C, 'Come on in! - Reservoir Hill and audiences for interactive online drama' (2010)
2010 Johnson EM, Cowie B, Hight C, De Lange W, Falloon G, Strang P, 'Innovations online: Cross-discipline studies of new approaches to eLearning' (2010)
2009 Johnson EM, Cowie B, De Lange W, Hight C, 'Leveling the playing field: Exploiting technology to enhance tertiary learning', Proc of ascilite Auckland 26th Conference: Same places, different spaces (2009)
2009 Hight C, 'Cultural software, user performance and documentary practice: examining online documentary culture' (2009)
2007 Hight C, 'Documentary CGI: the indexical within play' (2007)
2006 Hight C, 'A call to play: Hybridised documentary for a ¿post-documentary culture¿' (2006)
2005 Hight CA, 'Mock-documentary discourse within television' (2005)
2001 Coleborne C, Hight C, 'Superhuman: medical science, chaotic naturalism and spectacle' (2001)
Co-authors Catharine Coleborne
2000 Roscoe J, Hight C, 'Open all hours: webcam sites and the performance of the real' (2000)
2000 Roscoe JA, Hight CA, 'Reality TV: Ideology, Voyeurism and the New Audience' (2000)
1999 Hight C, Roscoe J, 'So, you want to be a mock-documentary' (1999)
1998 Roscoe J, Hight C, '"I can¿t believe it¿s not real!" The strange fruit of drama-documentary and mock-documentary' (1998)
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Other (5 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2015 Khoo EGL, Hight C, Torrens R, Cowie B, 'Copy, cut and paste: How does this shape what we know?', (2015)
2015 Johnson E, Khoo EGL, Hight C, Forbes D, Torrens R, 'Exploring eLearning practices across the disciplines in a university', (2015)
2015 Hight CA, 'Software and videography', (2015)
2001 Hight CA, '(convenor). Convergence and divergence: Factual discourse and new media', (2001)
2001 Hight CA, 'Constructing history: The 1981 Springbok Tour on New Zealand television', (2001)
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Report (2 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2010 Hardy A, Hight C, Michelle C, 'Reservoir Hill Online Survey: Overview of findings' (2010)
1999 Norris P, Pauling B, Lealand G, Huijser H, Hight C, 'Local content and diversity', New Zealand on Air (1999)

Thesis / Dissertation (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
1997 Hight CA, Shifts in the political ideologies of ¿film¿ treatments of political protest in New Zealand, University of Waikato (1997)
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 2
Total funding $454,400

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20131 grants / $111,400

Copy, cut and paste: How does this shape what we know?$111,400

Software is not neutral. It comes with social and cultural assumptions that afford particular actions while constraining others. This project investigated the notion of software literacy, how it develops and impacts on the teaching, learning and student experience of knowledge generation, communication, critique and use in engineering and media studies.  


Funding body: National Centre for Tertiary Teaching Excellence

Funding body National Centre for Tertiary Teaching Excellence
Project Team

Dr. Elaine Khoo, Assoc Prof Craig Hight, Dr Rob Torrens and Prof Bronwen Cowie

Scheme The Teaching and Learning Research Initiative (TLRI)
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2015
GNo
Type Of Funding International - Competitive
Category 3IFA
UON N

20101 grants / $343,000

Playing with reality? Online documentary culture and its users$343,000

This project researched online video practices relevant to documentary, using a 3-part methodology, focusing on analysing widely available software tools related to digital video, analysing an archive of downloaded documentary-related video material and audience research involving practitioners and online users.

Funding body: Marsden Fund, Royal Society of New Zealand

Funding body Marsden Fund, Royal Society of New Zealand
Project Team

Assoc. Prof. Craig Hight (University of Waikato), Prof Ramaswami Harindranath (UNSW), Ben Lenzner (PhD), Hollie Jackson (MA)

Scheme Marsden Fund
Role Lead
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2014
GNo
Type Of Funding International - Competitive
Category 3IFA
UON N
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Research Supervision

Number of supervisions

Completed21
Current4

Total current UON EFTSL

PhD0.3

Current Supervision

Commenced Level of Study Research Title Program Supervisor Type
2016 PhD Negotiating Change Through Art and Creative Pedagogy: The Role of Photography in Exploring Identity and Creative Expression in Contemporary Middle Eastern Cultures PhD (Fine Art), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2015 Masters 'Women and online media: Opportunities and challenges Communication & Media Studies, University of Waikato Principal Supervisor
2015 PhD 'River Ride: Examining the Social-Cultural significance of Te Awa Pathway Education Not Elswr Classified, University of Waikato Co-Supervisor
2014 PhD 'What is shaping the Occupational Therapy profession in New Zealand: a critical analysis Sociology, University of Waikato Co-Supervisor

Past Supervision

Year Level of Study Research Title Program Supervisor Type
2015 Masters The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug - A New Era of Realism?
See <a href="http://hdl.handle.net/10289/9365" target="_blank">http://hdl.handle.net/10289/9365</a>
Communication & Media Studies, University of Waikato Principal Supervisor
2015 PhD Meaningful Witnessing in the United States, India & New Zealand: The Possibility Space for Digital Video Within Human Rights, Protest Movements and Activist Practices
See <a href="http://hdl.handle.net/10289/9353" target="_blank">http://hdl.handle.net/10289/9353</a>
Communication & Media Studies, University of Waikato Principal Supervisor
2015 PhD Parsing Technology-entanglement for Thick-things: The Complication or Complexity of Media and Technologies
See <a href="http://hdl.handle.net/10289/9976" target="_blank">http://hdl.handle.net/10289/9976</a>
Communication & Media Studies, University of Waikato Co-Supervisor
2013 Masters A Village in my Hand
See &lt;a href="http://hdl.handle.net/10289/7579" target="_blank"&gt;http://hdl.handle.net/10289/7579&lt;/a&gt;
Communication & Media Studies, University of Waikato Principal Supervisor
2013 Masters A Collective Documentary? A case study of audio-visual UGC surrounding the Christchurch earthquakes
See &amp;lt;a href="http://hdl.handle.net/10289/7561" target="_blank"&amp;gt;http://hdl.handle.net/10289/7561&amp;lt;/a&amp;gt;
Communication & Media Studies, University of Waikato Principal Supervisor
2010 Masters Anime: Fear and Anxiety in Texhnolyzed Worlds
See &lt;a href="http://hdl.handle.net/10289/5010" target="_blank"&gt;http://hdl.handle.net/10289/5010&lt;/a&gt;
Communication & Media Studies, University of Waikato Co-Supervisor
2010 Masters A necessary fiction: The ritualisation of stakeholder practices in New Zealand cinema
See &lt;a href="http://hdl.handle.net/10289/5553" target="_blank"&gt;http://hdl.handle.net/10289/5553&lt;/a&gt;
Communication & Media Studies, University of Waikato Principal Supervisor
2010 PhD Chinese Reality TV- A Case Study of GDTV’s 'The Great Challenge for Survival'
See &lt;a href="http://researchcommons.waikato.ac.nz/handle/10289/5352" target="_blank"&gt;http://researchcommons.waikato.ac.nz/handle/10289/5352&lt;/a&gt;
Communication & Media Studies, University of Waikato Principal Supervisor
2009 PhD Spontaneous Communities of Learning: Cooperative Learning Ecosystems Surrounding Virtual Worlds
see &lt;a href="http://hdl.handle.net/10289/3963" target="_blank"&gt;http://hdl.handle.net/10289/3963&lt;/a&gt;
Communication & Media Studies, University of Waikato Co-Supervisor
2008 Masters From 'Ambiguously Gay Duos' to Homosexual Superheroes: The Implications for Media Fandom Practices
See &lt;a href="http://hdl.handle.net/10289/2367" target="_blank"&gt;http://hdl.handle.net/10289/2367&lt;/a&gt;
Communication & Media Studies, University of Waikato Co-Supervisor
2007 PhD The Acoustic Ecology of the First-Person Shooter
See &lt;a href="http://hdl.handle.net/10289/2653" target="_blank"&gt;http://hdl.handle.net/10289/2653&lt;/a&gt;
Communication & Media Studies, University of Waikato Co-Supervisor
2007 Masters Paradoxical Performances of Subjectivities, Spaces and Art Gallery Postcards
See &lt;a href="http://hdl.handle.net/10289/2295" target="_blank"&gt;http://hdl.handle.net/10289/2295&lt;/a&gt;
Communication & Media Studies, University of Waikato Principal Supervisor
2006 PhD ICTs for whose development? A critical analysis of the discourses surrounding an ICT for Development Initiative for a group of microenterprise entrepreneurs operating in the Jamaican tourism industry: Towards the development of methodologies and analytical tools for understanding and explaining the ICT for Development Phenomenon
See &lt;a href="http://hdl.handle.net/10289/2628" target="_blank"&gt;http://hdl.handle.net/10289/2628&lt;/a&gt;
Sociology, University of Waikato Co-Supervisor
2006 PhD The New Zealand Wars Documentary Series: Discursive Struggle and Cultural Memory
See &lt;a href="http://hdl.handle.net/10289/2579" target="_blank"&gt;http://hdl.handle.net/10289/2579&lt;/a&gt;
Communication & Media Studies, University of Waikato Principal Supervisor
2005 Masters Creative Innovation in Music Video Production Practice Communication & Media Studies, University of Waikato Principal Supervisor
2004 Masters Propaganda within New Zealand Communication & Media Studies, University of Waikato Principal Supervisor
2003 PhD Sites of Value: Discourses of Religion and Spirituality in the Production of a New Zealand Film and Television Series Communication & Media Studies, University of Waikato Co-Supervisor
2003 Masters Wrestling the 'Net: An Investigation into the Issues of Identity and Community Facing Pro-Wrestling Fans in Cyberspace Communication & Media Studies, University of Waikato Co-Supervisor
2003 Masters Eating Disorders and the Media: Interrogating Discourses through Audience Research Communication & Media Studies, University of Waikato Principal Supervisor
2002 Masters He Taonga Te Moko. Reimaging / Reimagining the Moko: examining current representations of ta moko Communication & Media Studies, University of Waikato Co-Supervisor
2002 PhD Voices on the Margins: The Role of New Zealand Cinema in the Construction of National and Cultural Identity Communication & Media Studies, University of Waikato Co-Supervisor
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Associate Professor Craig Hight

Position

Associate Professor - Communication
Creative Industries
School of Creative Industries
Faculty of Education and Arts

Contact Details

Email craig.hight@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 4921 5002
Fax (02) 4921 8958

Office

Room X-433
Building NeW Space
Location City Campus

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