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FCJ-005 The Erasure of Technology in Cultural Critique

Belinda Barnet University of New South Wales Isaac Asimov once suggested that it would make far more difference in our everyday lives if the automobile had not been invented than if Einstein had failed to formulate the theory of relativity (Hansen, 2003: 1). Theory and technology are very different things. Likewise, language and technology are…


FCJ-004 The Military-Entertainment Complex: A New Facet of Information Warfare

Stephen Stockwell and Adam Muir Griffith University All by itself, a Go piece can destroy an entire constellation synchronically; a chess piece cannot…Chess is indeed a war but an institutionalized, regulated, coded war… Go is war without battle lines, with neither confrontation nor retreat, without battles even: pure strategy, whereas Chess is a semiology. (Deleuze…


FCJ-003 Internet Politics in an Information economy

Jon Marshall University of Technology, Sydney Introduction The Internet, and information technology generally, is not separate from the social world in which it is embedded, neither does it fully determine that world. It may, however, allow modifications, intensifications or even subversions to occur. This paper will discuss some of the problems and paradoxes of the…


FCJ-002 Perfect Match: Biometrics and Body Patterning in a Networked World

Gillian Fuller School of Media and Communications, UNSW Every day the urge grows stronger to get hold of an object at very close range by way of its likeness. (Benjamin, 1992: 217) When a body is in motion, it does not coincide with itself. It coincides with its own transition: its own variation. (Massumi, 2002:…


FCJ-001 Report: Creative Labour and the Role of Intellectual Property

Ned Rossiter Communications and Media Studies, School of Political and Social Inquiry, Monash University This report is based on the survey I conducted for the fibrepower panel initiated by Kate Crawford and Esther Milne – ‘Intellectual Property-Intellectual Possibilities’ (Brisbane, July 2003). I wanted to explore in some empirical fashion the relationship between intellectual property and…


Issue 01 – The Politics of Networks

There are many who say that publishing today – especially the publishing of new ideas – is in trouble. In many ways, this is hard to argue with, especially as regards commercial academic publishing. At the same time it is, in fact, a very exciting time for publishing. Just as a revolution in music publishing…