Personal profile


Dr Sam Hinton has more than 20 years experience in digital and internet-related media. Sam first started developing for the web back in 1993 when he downloaded NCSA Mosaic via a telnet FTP session. He's been studying and promoting the web ever since.

From 1995 Sam worked at the ANU in the Centre for Networked Information and Publishing as the ANU's "web master". He left that job to do his PhD in 1998, and also to work on a mod for Quake III called Urban Terror, which ended up being a very successful and eye-opening look into the world of game development.

In 2003 Sam joined the University of Canberra as a lecturer. Sam is the co-author of "Understanding Social Media" (2013) and is an active researcher in technical and social aspects of computational and digital technologies.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, La Trobe University

Bachelor, University of Canberra

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Visualization Engineering & Materials Science

Projects 2007 2013

Research Output 2005 2013

Understanding Social Media

HINTON, S. & Hjorth, L. 2013 1st ed. London: SAGE Publications Ltd.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Cinema of the Gun: Science and Technology studies and the First Person Shooter

Hinton, S. 2011 Global Media Convergence and Cultural Transformations. Jion, D. Y. O. (ed.). First ed. Hershey, PA: IGI Global, p. 296-310 15 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Exploring the digital commons: an approach to the visualisation of large heritage datasets

Hinton, S. & Whitelaw, M. 2010 Proceedings of Electronic Visualisation and the Arts. London: BCS Electronic Workshops in Computing, p. 51-58 8 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Digital Learning Communities

Fitzgerald, R., Barrass, S., Campbell, J., Hinton, S., Ryan, Y., Whitelaw, M., Bruns, A., Miles, A. & McGuinness, N. 2009 Sydney: ATC.

Research output: Book/ReportAnthology

Gaming Nation: The Australian Game Development Industry

Hinton, S. 2009 Gaming Cultures and Place in Asia Pacific. Hjorth, L. & Chen, D. (eds.). 1 ed. London: Routledge, p. 39-57 19 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter