Queensland COVID-19 research

  • First 100 days of COVID-19 - Australian Twitter users' concerns mapped

    June 2020

    Twitter users were well ahead of the Federal Government in calling for shutdown of large sporting events, mass gatherings and schools, according to analysis of the 2.8 million tweets mentioning coronavirus during first 100 days of COVID-19 on the Australian Twittersphere undertaken by team led by A/Prof. Daniel Angus from the Institute for Future Environments's Digital Observatory. Twitter users turned to medical experts for information while governments discussed measures. “In early to mid-March Twitter users began putting pressure on the federal and state ministers to shut down non-essential gatherings with tweets containing #coronavirus, the leading hashtag followed by #covid19, and the third most common hashtag at this time was #auspol, long used for political discussion” A/Professor Angus said. A/Professor Angus continued “When the story of this pandemic is written historians will have an unprecedented amount of as-it-happened data from social media.”

Artists in Residence Science Program

Art meets science exhibition

  • About the exhibition

    The 2012–2018 Art meets Science Exhibitions provided an opportunity for artists from across South East Queensland to join the artists participating in the Artist in Residence Science program in showcasing their recent artworks that demonstrate a strong art-science connection. Find out more about the artists and artworks featured in these exhibitions in the 2015-2018 Art meets Science exhibition catalogues.

    Therese Flynn-Clarke - Moths of the Caldera - Opodiphthera eucalypti (Gum Emperor Moth) - made from all natural plant fibres