PLATFORM: Journal of Media and Communication

Journal article

27 Apr 2015
8

This paper proposes an analysis of digital convergence through the concepts of French philosopher Gilbert Simondon, who develops a theory of technicity as a mode of existence of humanity on par with religion, science and art, and describes an evolution of technicity that culminates in...

Journal article

27 Apr 2015
58

Abstract

In light of cultural discourses that position femininity at odds with technology, I was inspired by the work of Donna Haraway to examine how women amputees experience and negotiate feminine embodiment with prosthetic limbs. In her germinal Manifesto for Cyborgs, Haraway theorised...

Journal article

24 Apr 2013
63

This paper deploys a media archaeology perspective to analyse the discursive and material practices framing contemporary understandings of 'public privacy'.

Report

3 Jul 2012
157

Although tourism researchers view travel blogs as a rich resource on consumer beha­ viour and discuss their potential as marketing tools, such studies generally examine blogs hosted on travel­specific advertising­sponsored websites such as TravelPod and TravelBlog and focus on the content in entries alone. However,...

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3 Jul 2012
109

Interactive television (ITV) could well be described as a rising research area. The digitalization of networks, as well as broadband penetration, makes it once again a contemporary issue. However, it can hardly be called an overworked area of Australian television studies. This article assesses multiple...

Report

20 Apr 2011
139

In early October 2009, a blackface parody of the Jackson Five performed on the Hey Hey It’s Saturday reunion reached not only an audience of over 2.5 million people in Australia, but also millions of people around the world after guest judge Harry Connick Jr...

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20 Apr 2011
211

This article examines the broadcast and press media’s role in promoting a new “xeno-racism” and the re-emergence of an exclusivist “white” identity which, it is argued, came to the fore in the period leading up to the 2010 general election in the UK....

Journal article

20 Apr 2011
518

"The mediation of racism via mass media of all kinds is not the only source of its devastating impact, but it also operates in a molecular and penetrative fashion throughout the capillaries and pores of today's world… Likewise, the endless routines of media flows put...

Journal article

11 Oct 2010
210

Ethnic media, defined by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (for the ethnic program specifically) as “one, in any language, that is specifically directed to any culturally or racially distinct group other than one that is Aboriginal Canadian or from France or the...

Journal article

11 Oct 2010
51

The Olympic Games in London in 2012 is being built online as well as off through official and unofficial photographs which serve to position '2012' within a discourse of legacy and participation.

This paper looks at how network protocols can be addressed as what...

Journal article

7 Oct 2010
283

Online social networks provide opportunities for users to engage in activities with social and environmental purpose.

Global focus on combating climate change has positioned the role of the citizen as a significant component in reducing environmental harm. This paper explores the ways in which...

Journal article

7 Oct 2010
424

Working together to produce socio-technological objects, based on emergent platforms of economic production, is of great importance in the task of political transformation and the creation of new subjectivities. Increasingly, “collaboration” has become a veritable buzzword used to describe the human associations that create such...

Report

23 Apr 2010
506

Based on the perception that 'individual bonds to one another is the essence of society', this paper examines contemporary networks of friends: friendworks, of adult women in an Australian sea change community.

Communication patterns are examined drawing on findings from a case study of...

Article

5 Mar 2010
774

The Pirate Party believes the state and big business are in the process of protecting stale and inefficient models of business for their own monetary benefit by limiting our right to share information. The Pirate Party suggests that they are achieving this goal...

Report

27 Jan 2010
2161

This article reviews existing traditional media theories, and analyses the challenges that the current developments of globalisation present to them.

The article provides a short history of the concept of globalisation, and reviews the primary theoretical approaches to globalisation that are critical to communication...

Report

27 Jan 2010
45

Daniel Dayan is well known for his research into the ‘public sphere’. His recent work has distinguished ‘public’ and ‘audience’, detailed the conditions for their development (Dayan, 2005), and discussed the ethical dimension of contemporary mediated public engagement through a critical review of Roger Silverstone’s...

Article

30 Jul 2009
127

The deterritorialisation, or uprooting from time and place, of culture through communication technologies can be explored through John Tomlinson's idea of globalisation as "complex connectivity". This paper aims to cover various areas of research to highlight the ways in which cultural deterritorialisation continually permeates cultural...

Report

23 Jul 2009
447

This paper examines to what extent electronic media and communications have contributed to currently changing concepts of time and space and how crucial their role is in experiencing temporality, spatiality and mobility.

The paper argues that media and communication technologies play a complex part...

Report

23 Jul 2009
281

Saskia Sassen is widely recognised as one of the leading theorists on globalisation, and is perhaps best known for her comprehensive work on the ‘global city’. She has written 12 books that deal with a vast range of issues relating to globalisation, from immigration, state...

Article

25 May 2007
23

0ver the past couple of years museums have been subject to growing criticism of their increasingly commercial stance. A related trend, the contours of which are only now becoming apparent, concerns the shift in the behavior of commercial galleries and auction houses, which are becoming...