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Produsers and Produsage

Axel Bruns. "Produsage Revisited." Invited paper presented at the Uses across Media 2013, Copenhagen, 31 Oct. 2013.

Axel Bruns. "Ad Hoc Innovation by Users of Social Networks: The Case of Twitter." Paper presented at the Challenge Social Innovation 2011 conference, Vienna, 19 Sep. 2011.

Axel Bruns. "Using Social Media for Effective Communication." Paper presented at the Cooperative Research Centres Association conference, Brisbane, 17 May 2011.

Axel Bruns. "Exploring the Pro-Am Interface between Production and Produsage." Paper presented at The Internet Turning 40 conference, Hong Kong, 19 June 2010.

Axel Bruns. "Outreach and Co-Curation: Engaging with Library Users." Invited presentation at the State Library of Western Australia, Perth, 28 April 2010, and the State Library of South Australia, Adelaide, 30 April 2010.

Axel Bruns. "Social Media: Understanding Online Communities." Presented at the Smart Services CRC Participants Meeting, Sydney, 21 April 2010.

Axel Bruns. "Produsage and Beyond: Exploring the Pro-Am Interface." Invited seminar at the Journalism & Media Research Centre, University of New South Wales, Sydney, 29 Oct. 2009.

Axel Bruns. "From Prosumer to Produser: Understanding User-Led Content Creation." Paper presented at Transforming Audiences, London, 3-4 Sep. 2009.

Axel Bruns. "User-Generated Content als Qualitätsmedium? Alternative Anreize für Qualitätscontent." Paper presented at Alcatel-Lucent Foundation conference "Finanzierung von Qualitätscontent", Hamburg, 9 June 2009.

Axel Bruns. "The User-Led Disruption: Self-(Re)broadcasting at Justin.tv and Elsewhere." Paper presented at EuroITV, Leuven, Belgium, 4 June 2009.

Axel Bruns. "Produsage and Business: Sharing Your Brand with Users." Paper presented at next09, Hamburg, 6 May 2009.

Axel Bruns. "Vom Prosumer zum Produser: Ein neues Verständnis nutzergesteuerter Inhaltserschaffung." Presented at Prosumer Revisited: Eine Tagung zur Aktualität der Debatte, Frankfurt, 26 Mar. 2009.

Axel Bruns. "'Anyone Can Edit': From Users to Produsers." Guest lecture presented at the Sino-German School of Governance, Frankfurt School of Finance & Management , Frankfurt, 25 Mar. 2009.

Axel Bruns. "Disruption 2.0: Broadcast vs. Social Media." Paper presented at the Australasian Media & Broadcasting Congress, Sydney, 26 Nov. 2008.

Axel Bruns. "'Anyone Can Edit': Vom Nutzer zum Produtzer." Guest lecture at the Hans-Bredow-Institut, Universität Hamburg, 20 Oct. 2008 / Universität Münster, 28 May 2009.

Sal Humphreys and Axel Bruns. "Collaborative Local Content Creation through edgeX: An Evaluation." Paper presented at the Association of Internet Researchers conference, Copenhagen, 17 Oct. 2008.

Axel Bruns. "All the World's a Library: Produsage and User-Led Curation." Keynote presented at the Arts Libraries Society Australia and New Zealand conference, Brisbane, 9 Oct. 2008.

Axel Bruns and Sal Humphreys. "Playing on the Edge: Facilitating the Emergence of a Local Digital Grassroots." Paper presented at the Association of Internet Researchers conference, Vancouver, 20 Oct. 2007.

Axel Bruns. "The Future Is User-Led: The Path towards Widespread Produsage." Paper presented at the PerthDAC 2007 conference, Perth, 16 October 2007.

Axel Bruns. "Produsage: Towards a Broader Framework for User-Led Content Creation." Paper presented at the Creativity & Cognition Conference, Washington, DC, 14 June 2007

Axel Bruns. "Teaching the Produsers: Preparing Students for User-Led Content Production." Featured speech presented at the Australian Teachers of Media Conference, Brisbane, 8 October 2006.

Axel Bruns. "'Anyone Can Edit': Understanding the Produser." The Mojtaba Saminejad Lecture, for the Institute for Distributed Creativity. Guest Lecture presented at SUNY, Buffalo, 28 September 2005; New School, New York City, 11 October 2005; Brown University, Providence, 13 October 2005; Temple University, Philadelphia, 14 October 2005; Creative Industries Faculty, QUT, Brisbane, 4 August 2006. Updated version presented at the University of Lincoln, UK, 21 February 2007, and the University of Leeds, UK, 28 February 2007.

Axel Bruns. "Contemporary Culture and the Web." Paper presented at the Archiving Web Resources conference, National Library of Australia, Canberra, 9-12 Nov. 2004.

Blogs, Online News and Citizen Journalism

Axel Bruns, Stephen Harrington, and Tim Highfield. “Political Networks on Twitter: Tweeting the Queensland State Election.” Paper presented at the European Communication Conference (ECREA), Istanbul, 26 Oct. 2012.

Tim Highfield, Axel Bruns, and Stephen Harrington. “#auspol, #qldpol, and #wapol: Twitter and the New Australian Political Commentariat.” Paper presented at the Association of Internet Researchers conference, Salford, 21 Oct. 2012.

Axel Bruns, Tim Highfield, and Stephen Harrington. "Sharing the News: Dissemination of Links to Australian News Sites on Twitter." Paper presented at the Association of Internet Researchers conference, Salford, 20 Oct 2012.

Axel Bruns. "Gatekeeping, Gatewatching, Real-Time Feedback: New Challenges for Journalism." Guest lecture presented at the University of Helsinki, 11 Oct. 2012.

Axel Bruns. “Gatekeeping, Gatewatching, Real-Time Feedback: New Challenges for Journalism.” Keynote presented at the SBPJor conference, Rio de Janeiro, 4 Nov. 2011.

Axel Bruns and Jean Burgess. “New Methodologies for Researching News Discussion on Twitter.” Paper presented at the Future of Journalism conference, Cardiff, 8 Sep. 2011.

Axel Bruns. “Gatekeeping, Gatewatching, Echtzeitfeedback: Neue Herausforderungen für den Journalismus.” Guest lecture presented at the University of Vienna, 9 May 2011.

Axel Bruns. “The Blogification of Australian Journalism? Notes from the Election.” Plenary paper presented at the Journalism Education Association conference, Sydney, 26 Nov. 2010.

Axel Bruns, Jean Burgess, Tim Highfield, Lars Kirchhoff, and Thomas Nicolai. "Mapping the Australian Networked Public Sphere." Paper presented at the International Communication Association conference, Singapore, 25 June 2010.

Axel Bruns, Tim Highfield, Lars Kirchhoff, and Thomas Nicolai. "Critical Voices in the Australian Political Blogosphere." Paper presented at AoIR 2009, Milwaukee, 7-10 Oct. 2009.

Axel Bruns. "Citizen Journalism and Everyday Life: A Case Study of Germany's myHeimat.de." Paper presented at Future of Journalism, Cardiff, 9-10 Sep. 2009.

Lars Kirchhoff, Thomas Nicolai, Axel Bruns, and Tim Highfield. "Monitoring the Australian Blogosphere through the 2007 Australian Federal Election." Paper presented at ANZCA 2009, Brisbane, 8 July 2009.

Axel Bruns, Lars Kirchhoff, and Thomas Nicolai. "Mapping the Australian Political Blogosphere." Poster presented at WebSci '09, Athens, 19 Mar. 2009. (PDF file, ~5MB)

Axel Bruns. "Blogs und Bürgerjournalismus: öffentliches Nachrichtenforum oder Startpunkt für neue politische Bewegungen?" Keynote at the conference "Das Internet zwischen egalitärer Teilhabe und ökonomischer Vermachtung", Zentrum für Medien und Interaktivität, Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen, 24 Oct. 2008.

Axel Bruns, Jason Wilson, and Barry Saunders. "Building Spaces for Hyperlocal Citizen Journalism." Paper presented at the AoIR 2008 conference, Copenhagen, 18 Oct. 2008.

Axel Bruns, Jason Wilson, Barry Saunders, Lars Kirchhoff, and Thomas Nicolai. "Australia's Political Blogosphere in the Aftermath of 2007 Federal Election." Paper presented at the AoIR 2008 conference, Copenhagen, 18 Oct. 2008.

Axel Bruns, Jason Wilson, Barry Saunders, Tim Highfield, Lars Kirchhoff, and Thomas Nicolai. "Locating the Australian Blogosphere: Towards a New Research Methodology." Paper presented at the ISEA 2008 conference, Singapore, 25 July - 3 August 2008.

Axel Bruns. "Beyond the Pro/Am Schism: Opportunities for Collaboration between Professional and Citizen Journalists under a Produsage Framework." Paper presented at the CCi 2008 conference, Brisbane, 25-27 June 2008.

Axel Bruns. "Citizen Journalism in the 2007 Australian Federal Election." Paper presented at the AMIC 2008 conference: "Convergence, Citizen Journalism, and Social Change", Brisbane, 26-28 Mar. 2008.

Lars Kirchhoff, Axel Bruns, and Thomas Nicolai. "Investigating the Impact of the Blogosphere: Using PageRank to Determine the Distribution of Attention." Paper presented at the Association of Internet Researchers conference, Vancouver, 18 Oct. 2007.

Axel Bruns. "Wikinews: The Next Generation of Online News?" Paper presented at the Association of Internet Researchers conference, Chicago, 8 October 2005.

Social Media Network Mapping and Visualisation

Axel Bruns and Tim Highfield. “‘Big Social Data’ in Context: Connecting Social Media Data and Other Sources.” Paper presented at the ACSPRI Social Science Methodology Conference, Sydney, 7-10 Dec. 2014.

Axel Bruns, Darryl Woodford, Troy Sadkowsky, and Tim Highfield. “Mapping a National Twittersphere: A ‘Big Data’ Analysis of Australian Twitter User Networks.” Paper presented at the European Communication Conference (ECREA), Lisbon, 13 Nov. 2014.

Axel Bruns, Darryl Woodford, and Troy Sadkowsky. “Exploring the Global Demographics of Twitter.” Paper presented at the Association of Internet Researchers conference, Daegu, 22-25 Oct. 2014.

Darryl Woodford, Katie Prowd, Axel Bruns, Ben Goldsmith, Stephen Harrington, and Jean Burgess. “Introducing Telemetrics: The Weighted Tweet Index.” Paper presented at the Association of Internet Researchers conference, Daegu, 22-25 Oct. 2014.

Axel Bruns, Darryl Woodford, Tim Highfield, and Katie Prowd. “Mapping Social TV Audiences: The Footprints of Leading Shows in the Australian Twittersphere.” Paper presented at the Association of Internet Researchers conference, Daegu, 22-25 Oct. 2014.

Axel Bruns and Theresa Sauter. “The Emergence of Trending Topics: The Dissemination of Breaking Stories on Twitter.” Paper presented at the Social Media and the Transformation of Public Space conference, Amsterdam, 18 June 2014.

Axel Bruns, Jean Burgess, and Darryl Woodford. “Mapping Online Publics: New Methods for Twitter Research.” Paper presented at the Twitter Workshop: Analysing Network Data, Göttingen, 12 June 2014.

Axel Bruns. “Social Media Issue Publics in Australia.” Paper presented at the IBM Research Colloquium 2013, Melbourne, 12 Nov. 2013.

Axel Bruns and Theresa Sauter. “Anatomie eines Trending Topics: Retweet-Ketten als Verbreitungsmechanismus für aktuelle Ereignisse.” Paper presented at the DGPuk Innovative Methods for the Study of Public Communication workshop, Vienna, 8 Nov. 2013.

Axel Bruns and Jean Burgess. “Easy Data, Hard Data? Twitter Research and the Politics of Data Access.” Paper presented at the Compromised Data symposium, Toronto, 28 Oct. 2013.

Axel Bruns, Tim Highfield, and Theresa Sauter. “#ausvotes Mark Two: Twitter in the 2013 Australian Federal Election.” Paper presented at the Association of Internet Researchers conference, Denver, 24 Oct. 2013.

Katrin Weller and Axel Bruns. “Friends or Followers: German Soccer Clubs and Their Fans on Twitter.” Paper presented at the Association of Internet Researchers conference, Denver, 25 Oct. 2013.

Theresa Sauter and Axel Bruns. “#Pontiff-Ex: The Twitter Community’s Reaction to the Papal Resignation.” Paper presented at the Association of Internet Researchers conference, Denver, 25 Oct. 2013.

Theresa Sauter and Axel Bruns. “Exploring Emotions on #auspol: Polarity and Public Performance in the Twitter Debate on Australian Politics.” Paper presented at the Association of Internet Researchers conference, Denver, 26 Oct. 2013.

Axel Bruns. “Twitter and the 2013 Australian Election.” Paper presented at Political Imperatives: Media and the 2013 Election Campaign, Brisbane, 27 Sep. 2013.

Tim Highfield and Axel Bruns. “#wavotes: Tracking Candidates' Use of Social Media in the 2013 Western Australian State Election.” Paper presented at ANZCA 2013, 5 July 2013.

Axel Bruns. “Social Media in Australia: The Case of Twitter.” Paper presented at the Social Media Masterclass at the Australian Teachers of Media 2013 conference, Brisbane, 4 July 2013.

Jean Burgess and Axel Bruns. “Mapping the Australian Twittersphere.” Paper presented at the Media in Transition 8 conference, Boston, 3-5 May 2013.

Axel Bruns. “Neue Öffentlichkeiten auf Social-Media-Plattformen: Zur Nutzung von ‚Big Data‘ in der Kommunikationsforschung.” Visiting Fellow lecture presented at the Centre for Advanced Studies, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, München, 23 Apr. 2013.

Axel Bruns and Tim Highfield. “Die Twitterstrategien der Wahlkampagnen im US-Wahlkampf 2012.” Paper presented at “Re:publica 2013”, Berlin, 6 May 2013.

Axel Bruns. “Researching Social Media in Times of Crisis.” Keynote presented at the Eidos Institute “Social Media in Times of Crisis 2013” symposium, Brisbane, 4 Apr. 2013.

Axel Bruns. “Making Sense of Twitter: New Research Methods in the Digital Humanities.” Paper presented at the UQ Digital Humanities Symposium, Brisbane, 2 Nov. 2012.

Tim Highfield, Axel Bruns, and Stephen Harrington. “Tweeting le Tour: Connecting the Tour de France’s Global Audience through Twitter.” Paper presented at the European Communication Conference (ECREA), Istanbul, 26 Oct. 2012.

Axel Bruns, Stephen Harrington, and Tim Highfield. “Political Networks on Twitter: Tweeting the Queensland State Election.” Paper presented at the European Communication Conference (ECREA), Istanbul, 26 Oct. 2012.

Axel Bruns and Jean Burgess. “Analysing Twitter Activity in Crisis Contexts.” Paper presented at the European Communication Conference (ECREA), Istanbul, 26 Oct. 2012.

Axel Bruns. “Social Media, Big Data, and the Public Sphere.” Paper presented at the European Communication Conference (ECREA), Istanbul, 25 Oct. 2012.

Tim Highfield, Axel Bruns, and Stephen Harrington. “#auspol, #qldpol, and #wapol: Twitter and the New Australian Political Commentariat.” Paper presented at the Association of Internet Researchers conference, Salford, 21 Oct. 2012.

Axel Bruns, Tim Highfield, and Stephen Harrington. "#Eurovision: Twitter as a Technology of Fandom." Paper presented at the Association of Internet Researchers conference, Salford, 20 Oct 2012.

Axel Bruns, Tim Highfield, and Stephen Harrington. "Sharing the News: Dissemination of Links to Australian News Sites on Twitter." Paper presented at the Association of Internet Researchers conference, Salford, 20 Oct 2012.

Axel Bruns. “Twitter, Big Data, and the Search for Meaning: Methodology in Progress.” Paper presented at the Centre for Communication and Computing Symposium “Digital Data – Lost, Found, and Made”, Copenhagen, 16 Oct. 2012.

Axel Bruns, Jean Burgess, and Tim Highfield. "Inter and Intra-Language Engagement on Twitter in Arab Spring Hashtag Communities." Paper presented at The Arab Spring: A Symposium on Social Media and the Politics of Reportage, Melbourne, 8 June 2012.

Axel Bruns and Jean Burgess. "Notes towards the Scientific Study of Public Communication on Twitter." Keynote presented at the Conference on Science and the Internet, Düsseldorf, 4 Aug. 2012.

Axel Bruns. "Towards a Comprehensive Picture of the Australian Twittersphere." Plenary paper presented at the workshop Methodeninnovationen in der Internetforschung, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, München, 12 July 2012.

Axel Bruns. "Mapping Online Publics: Understanding the Role of Twitter in Public Communication." Invited plenary paper presented at the first NCRM Digital Methods as Mainstream Methodology workshop, University of the West of England, Bristol, 9 July 2012.

Axel Bruns. "Social Media as Part of the Wider Mediasphere." Keynote presented at Australian Teachers of Media (Queensland) conference, Brisbane, 27 May 2012.

Cornelius Puschmann, Jean Burgess, Axel Bruns, and Merja Mahrt. "Data Access, Ownership and Control in Social Web Services: Issues for Twitter Research." Paper presented at International Communication Conference conference, Phoenix, 26 May 2012.

Axel Bruns, Jean Burgess, Lars Kirchhoff, and Thomas Nicolai. "Mapping the Australian Twittersphere." Paper presented at Digital Humanities Australasia, Canberra, 30 Mar. 2012.

Axel Bruns. "Archiving the Immediate: How and Why Archives Should Approach Social Media." Paper presented at Archiving the Iconic, Australian Society of Archivists Symposium, Sydney, 20 Oct. 2011.

Axel Bruns. "Ad Hoc Innovation by Users of Social Networks: The Case of Twitter." Paper presented at the Challenge Social Innovation 2011 conference, Vienna, 19 Sep. 2011.

Axel Bruns, Jean Burgess, and Stephen Harrington. "Mapping Online Publics on Twitter." Keynote presented at the Düsseldorf Workshop on Interdisciplinary Approaches to Twitter Analysis, Düsseldorf, 14 Sep. 2011.

Axel Bruns and Jean Burgess. “New Methodologies for Researching News Discussion on Twitter.” Paper presented at the Future of Journalism conference, Cardiff, 8 Sep. 2011.

Axel Bruns. “Mapping Online Publics: Researching the Uses of Twitter.” Guest lecture presented at the University of Amsterdam, 1 Sep. 2011.

Axel Bruns and Jean Burgess. “The Use of Twitter Hashtags in the Formation of Ad Hoc Publics.” Paper presented at the European Consortium for Political Research conference, Reykjavík, 26 Aug. 2011.

Axel Bruns. “Tracking Crises on Twitter: Analysing #qldfloods and #eqnz.” Plenary paper presented at the Emergency Management Conference, Melbourne, 13 July 2011.

Axel Bruns and Jean Burgess. “Mapping Online Publics.” Workshop presented at the Communities & Technologies conference, Brisbane, 29 June 2011.

Axel Bruns and Jean Burgess. “Twitter, Public Communication and the Media Ecology: The Case of the Queensland Floods.” Paper presented at The World According to Twitter workshop, Brisbane, 28 June 2011.

Axel Bruns. “Mapping Online Publics: Understanding How Australians Use Social Media.” Paper presented at the National Public Sector Digital Media Officers’ Forum 2011, Melbourne, 21 June 2011.

Axel Bruns. “Tracking Crises on Twitter: Analysing #qldfloods and #eqnz.” Plenary paper presented at the Emergency Media and Public Affairs Conference, Canberra, 12 Apr. 2011.

Axel Bruns, Jean Burgess, Kate Crawford, and Frances Shaw. “Social Media Use in the Queensland Floods.” Plenary paper presented at the Eidos Institute “Social Media in Times of Crisis” symposium, Brisbane, 4 Apr. 2011.

Axel Bruns and Jean Burgess. “Election 2010: The View from Twitter.” Paper presented at the International Australian Studies Association ‘Double Vision’ conference, Sydney, 26 Nov. 2010.

Axel Bruns, Jean Burgess, Thomas Nicolai, and Lars Kirchhoff. “Mapping Australian User-Created Content: Methodological, Technological and Ethical Challenges.” Paper presented at AoIR 2010, Gothenburg, 22 Oct. 2010.

Axel Bruns, Jean Burgess, Thomas Nicolai, and Lars Kirchhoff. “Key Events in Australian (Micro-)Blogging during 2010.” Paper presented at the 3rd European Communications Conference, Hamburg, 15 Oct. 2010.

Axel Bruns, Jean Burgess, Lars Kirchhoff, and Thomas Nicolai. “Tracing Publics in the Australian Blogosphere: New Methods for International Communication Research.” Paper presented at Doing Global Media Studies, a pre-conference to ECREA 2010, Bremen, 12 Oct. 2010.

Axel Bruns and Jean Burgess. "In Search of Australian Blogs: Determining the Extent of the Contemporary Australian Blogosphere." Paper presented at ANZCA 2010, Canberra, 8 July 2010.

Axel Bruns, Jean Burgess, Tim Highfield, Lars Kirchhoff, and Thomas Nicolai. "Mapping the Australian Networked Public Sphere." Paper presented at the International Communication Association conference, Singapore, 25 June 2010.

Axel Bruns. "Tracking Social Media Participation: New Approaches to Studying User-Generated Content." Invited seminar at the Journalism & Media Research Centre, University of New South Wales, Sydney, 29 Oct. 2009.

Axel Bruns. "New Perspectives on Social Media: Putting Our 'Known Unknowns' on the Map." Presented at the Oxford Internet Institute Summer Doctoral Programme, Brisbane, 16 July 2009.

Axel Bruns. "Data Visualisation." Presented at CCi Symposium 2009, Brisbane, 30 Mar. 2009.

Thomas Nicolai, Lars Kirchhoff, Axel Bruns, Jason Wilson, and Barry Saunders. "Google Yourself! Measuring the Performance of Personalised Information Resources." Paper presented at the AoIR 2008 conference, Copenhagen, 18 Oct. 2008.

Crisis Communication

Axel Bruns. “Social Media Issue Publics in Australia.” Paper presented at the IBM Research Colloquium 2013, Melbourne, 12 Nov. 2013.

Axel Bruns, Jean Burgess, and Avijit Paul. “Cumulative and Comparative Social Media Analytics for Crisis Communication.” Paper presented at the Association of Internet Researchers conference, Denver, 25 Oct. 2013.

Axel Bruns. “Social Media in Times of Crisis: The Australian Perspective.” Paper presented at a Project EPIC symposium, Boulder, 23 Oct. 2013.

Axel Bruns. “From #qldfloods to #sandy: Engaging with the Public during Crisis Events.” Paper presented at Social Media Communication Strategies in Government 2013, Brisbane, 17 Sep. 2013.

Axel Bruns. “Researching Social Media in Times of Crisis.” Keynote presented at the Eidos Institute “Social Media in Times of Crisis 2013” symposium, Brisbane, 4 Apr. 2013.

Axel Bruns and Jean Burgess. “Analysing Twitter Activity in Crisis Contexts.” Paper presented at the European Communication Conference (ECREA), Istanbul, 26 Oct. 2012.

Axel Bruns. "Social Media and Crisis Communication." Guest lecture presented at the University of Helsinki, 12 Oct. 2012.

Frances Shaw, Jean Burgess and Axel Bruns. “Patterns of Talk on Twitter during the Queensland Floods.” Paper presented at the Talk about Disasters workshop, Griffith University, Brisbane, 25 June 2012.

Axel Bruns and Jean Burgess. “Twitter and the Queensland Floods.” Paper presented at the Commonwealth Broadcasting Association conference, Brisbane, 23 Apr. 2012.

Axel Bruns. “Twitter and Disasters.” / “Twitter in the 2011 Queensland Floods (and Beyond).” Papers presented in a post-conference workshop at the Disaster Resilient Communities 2012 conference, Melbourne, 19 Apr. 2012.

Axel Bruns and Jean Burgess. “Local and Global Responses to Disaster: #eqnz and the Christchurch Earthquake.” Paper presented at the Australia New Zealand Disaster & Emergency Management Conference, Brisbane, 18 Apr. 2012.

Axel Bruns and Jean Burgess. “Local and Global Responses to Disaster: #eqnz and the Christchurch Earthquake.” Paper presented at the Association of Internet Researchers conference, Seattle, 12 Oct. 2011.

Axel Bruns. “Social Media Use in the Queensland Floods and Christchurch Earthquake.” Plenary paper presented at the Institute of Public Administration Australia (WA) RightClick event, Perth, 30 Sep. 2011.

Axel Bruns. “Tracking Crises on Twitter: Analysing #qldfloods and #eqnz.” Plenary paper presented at the Emergency Management Conference, Melbourne, 13 July 2011.

Axel Bruns and Jean Burgess. “Twitter, Public Communication and the Media Ecology: The Case of the Queensland Floods.” Paper presented at The World According to Twitter workshop, Brisbane, 28 June 2011.

Axel Bruns. “Mapping Online Publics: Understanding How Australians Use Social Media.” Paper presented at the National Public Sector Digital Media Officers’ Forum 2011, Melbourne, 21 June 2011.

Axel Bruns. “Tracking Crises on Twitter: Analysing #qldfloods and #eqnz.” Plenary paper presented at the Emergency Media and Public Affairs Conference, Canberra, 12 Apr. 2011.

Axel Bruns, Jean Burgess, Kate Crawford, and Frances Shaw. “Social Media Use in the Queensland Floods.” Plenary paper presented at the Eidos Institute “Social Media in Times of Crisis” symposium, Brisbane, 4 Apr. 2011.

Government and Democracy

Axel Bruns. “Twitter in the 2013 Australian Election.” Paper presented at the Australia New Zealand Workshop on Campaign Management and Political Marketing, Sydney, 17-18 July 2014.

Axel Bruns. “All Politics Is Local? The Twitter Performance of Local Candidates in the 2013 Australian Federal Election.” Paper presented at the Social Media and the Transformation of Public Space conference, Amsterdam, 18 June 2014.

Axel Bruns, Tim Highfield, and Theresa Sauter. “#ausvotes Mark Two: Twitter in the 2013 Australian Federal Election.” Paper presented at the Association of Internet Researchers conference, Denver, 24 Oct. 2013.

Axel Bruns. “Twitter and the 2013 Australian Election.” Paper presented at Political Imperatives: Media and the 2013 Election Campaign, Brisbane, 27 Sep. 2013.

Axel Bruns. “From #qldfloods to #sandy: Engaging with the Public during Crisis Events.” Paper presented at Social Media Communication Strategies in Government 2013, Brisbane, 17 Sep. 2013.

Axel Bruns. “Towards Distributed Citizen Participation: Lessons from WikiLeaks and the Queensland Floods.” Keynote presented at the Conference on e-Democracy, Krems, Austria, 5 May 2011.

Axel Bruns and Adam Swift. "g4c2c: Enabling Citizen Engagement at Arms' Length from Government." Paper presented at EDEM 2010, Krems, Austria, 6 May 2010.

Axel Bruns and Jason Wilson. "Citizen Consultation from Above and Below: The Australian Perspective." Paper presented at EDEM 2009, Vienna, 7-8 Sep. 2009.

Internet Technologies

Axel Bruns. "Digital Tealeaves: Predictions for 2009." Presented at Interactive Minds, Brisbane, 27 Nov. 2008.

New Media Education

Axel Bruns. “Social Media in Australia: The Case of Twitter.” Paper presented at the Social Media Masterclass at the Australian Teachers of Media 2013 conference, Brisbane, 4 July 2013.

Axel Bruns. "Social Media as Part of the Wider Mediasphere." Keynote presented at Australian Teachers of Media (Queensland) conference, Brisbane, 27 May 2012.

Axel Bruns and Sal Humphreys. "Building Collaborative Capacities in Learners: The M/Cyclopedia Project, Revisited." Paper presented at the International Symposium on Wikis, Montréal, 22 Oct. 2007.

Axel Bruns. "Beyond Difference: Reconfiguring Education for the User-Led Age." Paper presented at ICE3 conference, Loch Lomond, Scotland, 23 March 2007.

Trebor Scholz and Axel Bruns. "Share, Share Widely: Technologies for Distributed Creativity." Interview with Axel Bruns (adjusted by Trebor Scholz) for WebCamTalk 1.0. Conducted via Webcam on 2 March 2005.