The energy solution – it’s in your hands! | Aleesha Rodriguez | TEDxQUT

How do we exist in an increasingly energy intense world, while relying on shared renewable energy systems? This talk bridges one of your everyday actions with one of humanities biggest concerns, demonstrating that solutions to some of society’s largest problems can be closer than you think.

I received a special mention at the 2020 QUT Graduate Research Student Showcase Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Finals.

Live pitch for the Young Social Pioneers 2018 program. The Young Social Pioneers program backs young people changing systems. It’s The Foundation for Young Australians cornerstone initiative supporting young people who are leading responses to the most pressing social and environmental challenges of our time.

Advertisement for QUT’s Master of Digital Communication, where my work is featured.

I was invited to speak at the Australian Media Literacy Research Symposium, at QUT

My confirmation of candidature seminar, held on 21 February 2019 in the Digital Media Research Centre at Queensland University of Technology (QUT).

QUT Faculty of Law Intellectual Property and Innovation Law Research Program: Intellectual Property and Sustainable Development Symposium, hosted on 6 September 2018.


Refereed conference proceedings

Rodriguez, A. (2021). Technological agnosticism and climate change: Platform culture on technology forum Whirlpool. To be presented at the 22nd Annual Conference of the Association of Internet Researchers. Association of Internet Researchers (AoIR).

Rodriguez, A., Kaye, D.B.V., & Wikström, P. (2020). Does anyone know who made this?: Commenting culture on TikTok. Presented at AoIR 2020: The 21st Annual Conference of the Association of Internet Researchers. Virtual Event: AoIR. Retrieved from http://spir.aoir.org.

Kaye, D.B.V., Rodriguez, A., & Wikström, P. (2020). You made this? I made this: Culture of (mis)attribution on TikTok. Presented at AoIR 2020: The 21st Annual Conference of the Association of Internet Researchers. Virtual Event: AoIR. Retrieved from http://spir.aoir.org.

Foth, M., Light, A., Heitlinger, S., & Rodriguez, A. (2018). Methods to study gaps: The ethics of the invisible. At 4S – Society for Social Studies of Science Annual Conference, 29 August–1 September, Sydney, New South Wales.

Refereed conference presentations (no proceedings)

Kaye, D.B.V., Rodriguez, A., Miles, P., & Dezuanni, M. (2021). Teaching with TikTok: A storytelling approach for creative digital pedagogies. Presented at the Connected Learning Summit, July 7-30, Virtual event.

Rodriguez, A. (2021). Batteries With(out) Scale. Presented at the Nordic Science and Technology Studies (NOSTS) conference, May 20-21, Virtual event & at the Copenhagen Business School, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Rodriguez, A. (2021). Green technocapitalism: A trojan horse. To be presented at 4s: Society of Social Studies of Science, October 8-10, Virtual event.

Rodriguez, A. & Kaye, D.B.V. (2020). Leave a like if I’m on your #FYP: TikTok’s (shared) algorithmically curated content. At Digital Intimacies 6: Connection in Crisis, 7-9 December,Sydney, New South Wales.

Rodriguez, A. (2019). Do you (dis)trust your battery? Experimental session. At the Association of Internet Researches Conference, “Trust in the System”, 2-5 October 2019, Brisbane, Queensland. 

Rodriguez, A. (2018). The Tesla battery and our appetite for energy. At the New Economy Network Australia 2018 Annual Conference, “Strengthening the New Economy for the Common Good”, 19–21 October 2018, Melbourne, Victoria.

Rodriguez, A. (2017). If crowdfunding is so great, why do environmental project fails? At The Australian Sociological Association Annual Conference, 27–30 November 2017, The University of Western Australia, Perth, Western Australia.

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