• The University of Western Australia (M257), 35 Stirling Highway, SS 1.09, Social Science building, Perth campus

    6009 Perth



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Personal profile


Tauel has been teaching since 2001 in five different universities. He has been working in Media and Communication at UWA since 2007.

Roles and responsibilities

Tauel typically teaches in areas surrounding communication theory, strategic communication, digital media, advertising, rhetoric, game design and culture, journalism and mass media

Tauel is the Arts Faculty's representative on the Board of Studies for the Design Major

Future research

Tauel's next book has the working title 'Humans vs Zombies' and explores how interactive media and smart phones are reshaping public communication.

Funding overview

Tauel has received a number of grants for teaching innovation and research support.

Previous positions

Communication Studies, University of Liverpool
Internet Studies, Curtin University
Internet Studies, Open University Australia
Politics and International Studies, Murdoch University

Industrial relevance

Tauel is able to consult on issues of corporate communication, strategic communication, digital media strategy and public relations.

Teaching overview

Tauel typically teaches COMM1001 and COMM2001.


Tauel's broad research area is critical theory and public communication, his research includes work on communication technology, education, democracy and theories of play.


Indonesian (conversational)

Research expertise keywords

  • Democracy
  • Play And Games
  • Public Debate
  • Journalism
  • Big Data
  • Critical theory and the mass media
  • Ideal communication
  • Media, communities and political action
  • New information and communication technologies
  • Political theory
  • Democratic theory
  • Theories of play

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Research Output

Exploring Videogames with Deleuze and Guattari: Toward an Affective Theory of Form

Harper, T., May 2018, In : Deleuze and Guattari studies. 12, 2, p. 307-311 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

The big data public and its problems: Big data and the structural transformation of the public sphere

Harper, T., 1 Sep 2017, In : New Media and Society. 19, 9, p. 1424-1439 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 3 Citations (Scopus)

    Wishing for the apocalypse: The Walking Dead as an ecosophic object

    Harper, T., Attwell, K. & Dolphin, I., 2017, In : Continuum. 31, 5, p. 714-723 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 2 Citations (Scopus)

    Media After Deleuze

    Harper, T. W. & Savat, D., 2016, UK: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc. 188 p. (Deleuze Encounters)

    Research output: Book/ReportBook

    Aura, iteration, and action: digital technology and the jouissance of live music

    Harper, T., 2015, The Digital Evolution of Live Music. Cresswell-Jones, A. & Bennett, R. J. (eds.). USA: Elsevier, p. 17-27

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperChapter