Australian Journal of Emerging Technologies and Society

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24 Oct 2007

This article analyses Australian newspaper coverage of the Magill v Magill case, a landmark legal case in which a man sued his wife for 'paternity deceit.' Using results from a thematic analysis of newspaper reporting of the Magill v Magill case from 2002-06, it investigates...

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24 Oct 2007

This paper examines contemporary transformations in media markets in Malaysia and Singapore. In both countries, dominant models of ‘old’ media-government relations are being contested by the emergence of ‘new’ online and independent media. Our analysis is grounded in new institutional approaches towards the study of...

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9 Oct 2007

Survey and interview-based findings from the Consumer Study of the Australian Genetic Discrimination Project (GDP) are reported. These involve perceptions and experiences of clinical genetics clients regarding coercion to undertake genetic testing and insurance and employment-related issues. Genetic discrimination is defined as the differential treatment...

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9 Oct 2007

This research was inspired by two stereotypes: first, that older adults don’t do computers – and certainly not the Internet and, secondly, that older adults don’t do sex – they are asexual. The results clearly show these stereotypes to be flawed. Semi-structured qualitative interviews were...

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31 Jul 2007

Research into student dropout rates has attempted to identify factors that influence a student's chances of dropping out. Student engagement has emerged as an important aspect of academic success. It would seem that the development of friendship networks, based on socializing, could also be important,...

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31 Jul 2007

An online survey of 96 adults showed that, based on Young's (1998) criteria for the Internet Addiction Test, 40% of the sample could be classified as average internet users, 52% as problem over-users and 8% as pathologically addicted to the internet. The three groups differed...

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27 Jul 2007

This article explores the extent to which socio-demographic characteristics influence knowledge, trust, risk perception and acceptance of an emerging scientific technology, geosequestration or carbon dioxide capture and storage (CCS) in geological formations, which is positioned as a possible response to the build-up of greenhouse gases...

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27 Jul 2007

The impact of colour on the first impression of a website is discussed in the light of several rather puzzling experimental findings, which suggest that background colour and colour combinations might influence users? subsequent opinion of, and satisfaction with, a site. Theories of, and approaches...

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3 Oct 2006

A study of listening to Y!Music revealed the extent to which it was an interactive experience. The auto-ethnography was conducted as a capture of the music stream and a journal of interactions with the station. The music that was played was then analysed to determine...

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3 Oct 2006

This paper conceptualizes mobile phones as beyond two-way voice communication technologies, envisioning the mobile device as a social collective medium instead of a private personal technology. It addresses three central research questions: (1) What are the characteristics of mobile phones that differentiates them from traditional...

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21 Sep 2006

Convergence is one of the hot topics in Internet studies. Recently, however, media organizations have turned their focus to cross media communication. Media organizations are interested in optimizing communication across platforms such as TV, radio, websites, mobile telephones and newspapers. The aim of this article...

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21 Sep 2006

This article investigates the emerging internet phenomenon of machinima, which has been described as an example of the convergence occurring between computer games, films and the Web. Looking both forward and back, machinima uses 3D game engines and networked environments to produce work that is...

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16 May 2006

Within the recombinant DNA debate, a formative categorisation of gene technology has occurred by which matters of concern must be separated into either those that belong to nature or those that belong to society. With reference to the work of Ulrich Beck and Bruno Latour,...

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16 May 2006

Extending eligibility criteria for assisted reproductive technologies to lesbian and single heterosexual women is a controversial topic in Australia. In this paper, Deb Dempsey analyses three dominant themes in contributions to the public debate and law reform process – ‘active’ fathering, the distinction between social...

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3 May 2006

Australian scientists have been frontrunners in the development and implementation of reproductive technology, and recently there has been renewed debate about government funding and access. Karen Bell provides an overview of reproductive technology services in Australia and examines the body of social research on the...

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3 May 2006

In a telephone survey of 1013 Australian adults Elizabeth Hardie and Simone Buzwell fond that 78 per cent had used the internet, 13 per cent to form online social relationships. Those forming online relationships tended to be students, young, single, comfortable with new technology, likely...

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10 Nov 2005

Online computer gamers are a creative bunch, from the mayhem of first-person shooters (FPS) to more the social experiences of massive multiplayer online role-playing games (MMORPG), gamers are producing new content for their favourite titles at an amazing rate. This paper explores the rewriting of...

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30 Oct 2005

In this paper the authors explore the use and adaptation of a language specifically developed for, and by, a community of young people who play computer games. Leet speak or 1337 5p34k, the language used by the participants in this study, incorporates symbols and numbers...

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27 May 2005

One fifth of greenhouse gas emissions in Australia are generated by the everyday activities of households (Commonwealth of Australia 2005a). Higher consumer awareness of the impact of housing on the environment (Commonwealth of Australia 2003, 2005b) and of sustainable housing alternatives (The State of Queensland...

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27 May 2005

A recent report by the telecommunications research firm Analysys predicts that mobile games will replace ringtones, logos and other personalisation services as one of the key drivers of the mobile market. Despite the rapid growth of the mobile gaming market, there appears to have been...