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Dr Eleanor Sandry

Dr Eleanor Sandry Dr Eleanor Sandry
Position Lecturer
Faculty Faculty of Humanities
School School of Media, Culture and Creative Arts
Department Department of Internet Studies
Campus Bentley Campus
Location 208.306C
Phone +61 8 9266 7436
Fax +61 8 9266 3152
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Brief Summary

My research is focused on developing an ethical and pragmatic recognition of, and respect for, otherness and difference in communication. I write about communication theory and practice, and draw upon varied examples—taken from science and technology, science fiction and creative art—to illustrate the ideas in my work. I am particularly interested in exploring the communicative possibilities illustrated by human interactions with humanoid and non-humanoid robots. I am now turning these ideas towards an analysis of online communication, online ethics and human-technology interactions more generally, although I maintain a core interest in examples of human-robot interaction and human perceptions of autonomous robots.

My first degree was in Natural Sciences, completed in the UK. I then worked in Information Technology for over ten years before emigrating to Australia and returning to academic study, teaching and research.

Memberships, Awards and Training

  • Advisory Board Member for the Journal of Literature and Science (JL&S)
  • Australian and New Zealand Communication Association (ANZCA)
  • British Society for Literature and Science (BSLS)
  • International Communication Association (ICA)
  • Society for Literature Science and the Arts (SLSA)
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  • Web101 Web Communications (WEB101)
  • Web206 Writing on the Web (WEB206)
  • Web207 Web Media (WEB207)
  • Web300 Web Development Project (WEB300)
  • Internet Communications Project
  • Honours supervision
  • Masters supervision
  • PhD supervision
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Research Interests

  • human-robot communication in science, science fiction and art
  • human-robot interaction
  • human-technology interaction
  • human-machine communication
  • human communication online and offline
  • communication theory, philosophy and ethics
  • science and science fiction literature
  • education and technology
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