Category Archives: media

The Freedom of Exclusion: Australian ccTLD policy. (2002) 0

This is an old essay but there is enough historically relevant information and analysis here for it to be of some value. Some of it is indeed cringeworthy as it was written in 2002 – The issues raised are however very relevant to to contemporary arguments surrounding internet governance – particular the emphasis of current [...]

LAST FM and the Music Multiverse 0

I’ve been going over a lot of my unpublished material. Found this still quite relevant paper from 2007 – written with Ross Harley and Andrew Murphie. There is a lot here about emerging media economies and analysis of metadata systems and user generated content. Probably needs updating now with some analysis of bandcamp.com and spotify.com [...]

The Path from Journalism to Opinion. 0

New Matilda has announced it is folding due to a lack of funds. I’m saddened for the people involved and I will miss its often amusing and sometimes incisive opinions. Although some (readers -rather than insiders) are already calling for a funding campaign- I wonder if it is simply too much of a struggle to [...]

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AAAA Visuals -Ars Electronica from Aaron on Vimeo.

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flowpi 2 from Jonathan McCabe on Vimeo.

Social Media, Marketing, and the Vitality of the Network. (Part 1/2) 0

This is adapted from an edited discussion opened my Mark Pesce; Futurist, media networker, and commentator after I (amongst others) objected to the Social media strategy employed by Australian telecommunications company, Telstra, in the promotion of their service offering the HTC Desire mobile phone. In short the strategy involved a ‘competition’ to take part in [...]

Social Media, Marketing, and the Vitality of the Network. (Part 2/2) 0

It is useful to think through what other ways corporate and interest voices might speak in social spaces….it’s an interesting conundrum and a minefield for any interest (corporate or otherwise) and/or author. For me its interesting once we understand the corporate as just another form of interest voice – what I am saying here applies [...]