Refereed articles

Information articles

John Gammack

is Professor of Management Information Systems at Griffith University, Queensland, and was formerly Director of Murdoch University's Centre for Electronic Commerce and Internet Studies. His interests lie in the perception and communication of information and knowledge, across cultures and (electronic) media. He has around 140 refereed, commissioned or invited publications in these areas, including Constructing Systems and Information (McGraw Hill, 1996) and a recent book on Tourism Development in the Asia Pacific (APEC, 2004).

James Donald

is Associate Dean (Education) in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and Professor of Film Studies at the University of New South Wales. Authored books are Imagining the Modern City, Sentimental Education: Schooling, Popular Culture and the Regulation of Liberty, and the Penguin Atlas of Media and Information; edited books include Fantasy and the Cinema , Threshholds: Psychoanalysis and Cultural Theory, and Close Up, 1927-1933: Cinema and Modernism . His main project at present is a study of Josephine Baker and Paul Robeson.

Fuller + Harley

are an interdisciplinary research-production team who fuse new media theory and practice in a variety of formats. For the past five years, they have been working on a multi-modal project that analysis the flows and network spaces of contemporary airports. Gillian Fuller, who trained as a semiotician and now specialises in new media theory, has worked in museums and published in journals such as Borderlands, FibreCulture and Social Semiotics. Ross Rudesch Harley is an artist and writer whose media work has been exhibited in venues such as at the Pompidou Centre, New York MoMA, Ars Electronica, and the Sydney Opera House. His writing has appeared in Art + Text, Convergence, Screen, Rolling Stone and The Australian. Their recent work, Aviopolis: A book about airports was published by Black Dog Publishing, London, in 2004. They both teach in the School of Media Film and Theatre at the University of New South Wales, Sydney. For further information about their work, visit

Sherman Young

is a lecturer in the Media Department at Macquarie University. His research interests include new media theory, policy and production. He has recently completed a doctorate evaluating Australian Online Services policy.

Stephanie Hemelryk Donald

is Professor of Communication and Culture at University of Technology, Sydney, and Director of Transforming Cultures Research Centre Her current work on the cultural and political aspects of branding cities (on the West Pacific Rim) has developed from her concern to test disciplinary paradigms against the experience, exigencies and political ramifications cultural practice and production. Her books include The State of China Atlas (2005), Little Friends: Children's Film and Media Culture in the PRC (2005) and Public Secrets, Public Spaces: Cinema and Civility in China (2000).

Susie Khamis

is a postgraduate student and tutor in Macquarie University's Media Department. She is currently studying the links between advertising and national identity. Her research interests include consumerism, branding and cultural change. She has had work published in Journal of Australian Studies, Limina, M/C: Journal of Media and Culture Altitude.

Greg Levine

is an associate lecturer in the Media Department at Macquarie University. As you read this he is hard at work on a Phd thesis on Sydney's commercial television programming and its representation of national identity. He has published essays on sport and technology (, the relationship between Pepsi billboard advertisements and the Chinese Communist Party (, and the changing nature of musical creativity ( He is currently trying to find another legitimate research excuse to go on a pub crawl.

Stephen McElhinney

is director of the Bachelor in International Communication at the Macquarie University Centre for International Communication (MUCIC) in Sydney Australia. Prior to completing his PhD and joining MUCIC, he worked for the Special Broadcasting Service, the Australian government in areas of communications, intellectual property and arts policy and as a policy researcher with the Communications Law Centre. His research interests include the factors inhibiting the establishment of the knowledge society and the representation of international events on Australian television news. He has published on globalisation of new media, decoding the interests of the global knowledge society, universal service in telecommunications and on the film and television preferences of Australian and Thai adolescents.

Anthony Lambert

lectures in the Department of Critical and Cultural Studies at Macquarie University. Recent and forthcoming publications include articles in Reconstruction, Postcolonial Text and a chapter in the book Gendered Outcasts. His research and teaching interests include identity and space, posthumanism, critical methodologies, Australian film and culture.