Hjorth has over twenty years experience working collaboratively upon interdisciplinary projects in the Asia-Pacific region. She combines ethnography with creative work to probe everyday mobile media practices. Hjorth’s international contribution to the fields of mobile media and mobile art has been recognised through grants, awards, publications, keynotes and professional activities.

Hjorth has successfully led on a dozen grants in both the academy and the arts, totalling $2.5 million. She has been first CI on two Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery projects—Games of Being Mobile: mobile gaming in everyday life  (DP140104295: 2014-2017) with I. Richardson ( and Online@Asia-Pacific (DP0986998: 2009-2012) with M. Arnold.

 Hjorth has also been awarded two ARC linkages (first CI on Locating the Mobile)—Spatial Dialogues: Public Art and Climate Change (LP100200088: 2010-2013) with Fairfax and Grollo ( and Locating The Mobile: Locative Media in Tokyo, Shanghai and Melbourne Families (LP130100848: 2013-2016) with Intel (

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