A slant on academic publishing in the Twitter era…

Image by Gideon Burton via Flickr A very peculiar practice 11 June 2009 Such is the pressure to write that academics have no time to read the flood of published work. John Corner ponders a slightly absurd position Academic publishing has always had its own economy and culture, but sector expansion and the intensified push […]

Australian net filtering plan is fraught with problems

Australia is slowly waking up to a little publicised ALP policy about “cleaning up the internet to protect our children”. Once again it seems to be a case of apply the most ineffective and intrusive means possible. No-one is saying that we don’t want kids to be safe. The overly simplistic gainsaying of our new […]

Uses of blogs

As the Digital Chalkie team were completing the second in their series on blogging (sorry to have been unable to participate) some of my colleagues at QUT have just released a book on the topic… Uses of Blogs, an anthology of scholarly essays edited by Axel Bruns and Joanne Jacobs, is now officially available. Axel […]

Game/Play exhibition

Game/Play is a networked national touring exhibition focusing on the rhetorical constructs game and play. This collaboration between Q Arts, Derby and HTTP Gallery, London provides a basis for exchange and interaction between audiences, artists, curators and writers through the exhibitions and networked activity. Playful interaction and goal-oriented gaming explored through media arts practice | […]

Testing my Flock

Well, I’ve just today been introduced to Flock.  The integration of the browser with a range of social networking tools – very much in the vernacular of Web 2.0.  This entry is made directly to my privately hosted blog from the browser itself – with just a click I can blog an entry about a […]