[csaa-forum] Special MIA issue on wireless technologies

Melissa Gregg m.gregg at uq.edu.au
Thu Dec 20 10:36:51 CST 2007

Announcing the release of 

Wireless Cultures & Technologies
Media International Australia 125, November 2007

Theme Editors: Gerard Goggin and Melissa Gregg

Governments and big business tout the affordances of new technologies,
but there is little research available that tells us why wireless
connectivity should be or is desirable, or shows that its benefits have
fully been established. Compared with other forms of new media, wireless
technologies and cultures have not been given the unique attention they
deserve. Thhis special issue of MIA - which follows on from a 2006
workshop sponsored by the 'Cultural Technologies' node of the ARC
Cultural Research Network - is intended to promote debate and further
research into wireless technologies and cultures in the Australian and
New Zealand regions.

Articles in the issue include:

* Wireless technologies and cultures: Towards an agenda for research
Melissa Gregg and Gerard Goggin

* Talking over water: History, wireless and the telephone 
Jock Given

* Freedom to work: The impact of wireless on labour politics 
Melissa Gregg

* The case of the e-tuktuk
Jo Tacchi and Ben Grubb

* Spectrumscape: The space of wirelessness
Zita Joyce

* Wireless networks and the problems of over-connectedness
Adrian Mackenzie

* Ubiquitous computing and the digital enclosure movement
Mark Andrejevic

* An Australian wireless commons?
Gerard Goggin

A special launch price flyer is attached to this message!

Dr Melissa Gregg
ARC Australian Postdoctoral Fellow
Centre for Critical and Cultural Studies
Level 4, Forgan Smith Tower
The University of Queensland 
QLD Australia 4072
p  + 61 7 3346 9762
m + 61 4 0859 9359
f   + 61 7 3365 7184

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