Tara is experienced writer and researcher. 2013 signals the publication of her 13th book. She has produced over 150 refereed articles and book chapters. The links below provide you with information on each of her books, academic articles and journalism. Where possible, there is a direct link to a free full copy, extract or abstract for this material. Please feel free to discuss any of the topics or issues raised by this material: email (email@example.com) or via Skype (tara.brabazon).
Tara's best known research is in the areas of online education and media literacies, popular cultural studies, creative industries and city imaging and sonic media. At the moment, Tara is running three clustered research projects. Firstly, she is continuing her research into online education. The current manifestation of this work, following her two books Digital Hemlock and The University of Google, is titled Digital Dieting: moving from information obesity to digital fitness. Her second area of research explores orality, aurality and sonic media, investigating the role of sound-only media in creating political defamiliarization and social change. Tara’s third sphere of research connects her interest in city imaging and social media to explore how geosocial networking, through such applications as FourSquare and Groupon, can become part of a strategy for urban regeneration and social development. Downtown Oshawa is an important case study for this research. A book is currently being prepared with Mick Winter and Bryn Gandy (based in the Napa Valley and Wellington respectively) on the role of QR codes in enabling regional development in the wine and food industries.