Dr Tama Leaver
Lecturer in Internet Studies
Faculty of Humanities,
Curtin University of Technology
GPO Box U1987
Perth WA Australia 6845
PhD in English, Communication and Cultural Studies
The University of Western Australia, 2006
Bachelor of Arts Degree with First Class Honours in English
The University of Western Australia, 2000
Lecturer in Internet Studies
Curtin University, 2009-
Lecturer in Digital Media, Communication Studies
The University of Western Australia, 2008
Associate Lecturer (Higher Education Development)
Centre for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning
The University of Western Australia, 2006-2007
English, Communication and Cultural Studies
The University of Western Australia, 2004-2005
PUBLICATIONS AND CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS
Artificial Culture: Identity, Technology, and Bodies. London and New York: Routledge, 2012.
“Twittering Informal Learning and Student Engagement in First-Year Units” in Anthony Herrington, Judy Schrape, & Kuki Singh (eds.) Engaging Students with Learning Technologies. Perth, Australia: Curtin University, 2012, pp. 97–110. http://espace.library.curtin.edu.au:80/R?func=dbin-jump-full&local_base=gen01-era02&object_id=187379
"Artificial Mourning: The Spider-Man Trilogy and September 11th" in Robert Moses Peaslee and Robert G. Weiner (eds), Web-Spinning Heroics: Critical Essays on the History and Meaning of Spider-Man, McFarland, 2012, pp. 154-165.
"’Humanity’s Children:’ Constructing and Confronting the Cylons" in Tiffany Potter and C.W. Marshall, eds, Cylons in America: Critical Studies of Battlestar Galactica, New York: Continuum, 2008, pp. 131-142.
‘The Discovery of HAL’s Body: Representations of Artificial Intelligence and Embodiment in Science Fiction Cinema’ in Undisciplined Thoughts, Eds Penny O’Connor and Jane Scott, Perth: Black Swan Press, 2002, pp. 15-22.
Leaver, T. (2013). The Social Media Contradiction: Data Mining and Digital Death. M/C Journal, 16(2). Retrieved from http://journal.media-culture.org.au/index.php/mcjournal/article/viewArticle/625
Leaver, T., Willson, M., & Balnaves, M. (2012). Transparency and the Ubiquity of Information Filtration? Ctrl-Z: New Media Philosophy, 1(2), http://www.ctrl-z.net.au//journal?slug=leaver-willson-balnaves-transparency-and-the-ubiquity-of-information-filtration
‘Watching Battlestar Galactica in Australia and the Tyranny of Digital Distance’, Media International Australia, 126, February 2008, pp. 145-154. http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=908556032078460;res=IELHSS. [Postprint PDF]
"The Blogging of Everyday Life", Reconstruction, 6, 4,2006, http://reconstruction.eserver.org/064/leaver.shtml.
‘Iatrogenic Permutations: From Digital Genesis to the Artificial Other’, Comparative Literature Studies, 41, 3, 2004, pp. 424-435, http://muse.uq.edu.au/journals/comparative_literature_studies/v041/41.3leaver.pdf [Postprint PDF].
‘‘The Infinite Plasticity of the Digital’: Posthuman Possibilities,Embodiment and Technology in William Gibson’s Interstitial Trilogy’, Reconstruction, 4, 3, 2004, http://reconstruction.eserver.org/043/leaver.htm.
‘Rationality, Representation and the Holocaust in Life is Beautiful”, Limina: A Journal of Historical and Cultural Studies, 10, 2004, pp. 70-80, http://limina.arts.uwa.edu.au/past_volumes/volumes_610/volume_10?f=73872.
‘WebCT: Will the future of online education be user friendly?’, Fibreculture Journal, 1.2, 2003, http://two.fibreculturejournal.org/webct-will-the-future-of-online-education-be-user-friendly/ .
‘Interstitial Spaces and Multiple Histories in William Gibson’s Virtual Light, Idoru and All Tomorrow’s Parties‘, Limina: A Journal of Historical and Cultural Studies, 9, 2003, pp. 118-130, http://limina.arts.uwa.edu.au/past_volumes/volumes_610/volume_9?f=73863.
‘"Your appeal to my humanity is pointless": The Borg and Radical Performativity in Star Trek‘, Outskirts, 9, May/August 2002, http://www.outskirts.arts.uwa.edu.au/volumes/volume-9/leaver.
REFEREED CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS
Balnaves, M., M. Willson, and T. Leaver (2012), "Entering Farmville: Finding Value in Social Games" in C. Anyanwu, K. Green, J. Sykes (Eds), Refereed Proceedings of the Australian and New Zealand Communication Association conference: Communicating Change and Changing Communication in the 21st Century, ISSN 1448-4331, available at: http://www.anzca.net/past-conferences/past-conf-index.html
Leaver, T., Balnaves, M., & Willson, M. (2011). The ubiquity of information filtration. In A. Henderson (Ed.), Refereed proceedings of the Australian and New Zealand Communication Association conference: Communication on the edge 2011, Hamilton, New Zealand, July 6-8. ISSN 1448-4331. Available at: http://www.anzca.net/past-conferences/past-conf-index.html
Herrington, A., Schrape, J., Flintoff, K., Leaver, T., Molineux, M., O’Hare, S. (2010). A scholarship program for academic staff to develop exemplary online learning tasks. In C.H. Steel, M.J. Keppell, P. Gerbic & S. Housego (Eds.), Curriculum, technology & transformation for an unknown future. Proceedings ascilite Sydney 2010 (pp.423-437). http://www.ascilite.org.au/conferences/sydney10/Ascilite%20conference%20proceedings%202010/Herrington-concise.pdf
Balnaves, M., Leaver, T., & Willson, M. (2010). Habermas and the Net. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Communication Association, Suntec Singapore International Convention & Exhibition Centre, Suntec City, Singapore. Retrieved from http://www.allacademic.com/meta/p403306_index.html
OTHER NOTABLE WRITING & PUBLICATIONS
Leaver, Tama. ‘RIOT gear: your online trail just got way more visible’, The Conversation, 18 February 2013, https://theconversation.edu.au/riot-gear-your-online-trail-just-got-way-more-visible-12146
Leaver, Tama. ‘Facebook’s Graph Search, privacy and the social media contradiction’, The Conversation, 17 January 2013, https://theconversation.edu.au/facebooks-graph-search-privacy-and-the-social-media-contradiction-11647?sf8689460=1
‘Angry Birds: The Remix’, Flow TV, 13.13, May 2011, http://flowtv.org/2011/05/angry-birds-the-remix/
‘The Curious Case of Benjamin Sniddlegrass and the Cauldron of Penguins’, Flow TV, 13.10, March 2011, http://flowtv.org/2011/03/curious-case-of-benjamin-sniddlegrass/
The Anti-Social Network’, Flow TV, 13.04, December 2010, http://flowtv.org/2010/12/the-anti-social-network/
‘How Chatroulette Taught Me Everything I Need to Know About the Internet’, Flow TV, 11.10, March 2010, http://flowtv.org/?p=4864.
‘FlashForward or FlashBack: Television Distribution in 2010?’, Flow TV, 11.05, January 2010, http://flowtv.org/?p=4668.
‘Learning with Lily Allen: Copyright Criminals or Complexity & Confusion?’, Flow TV, 11.01, 30 October 2009, http://flowtv.org/?p=4497.
‘Wikipedia: What’s in it for Teachers?’, Screen Education, 53, Autumn 2009, pp. 56-60.
‘The Creative Commons: An Overview for Educators‘, Screen Education, 50, Winter 2008, pp. 38-42.
A broad band of ideas: Web 2.0 @ The Learning Futures Symposium’, Screen Education, 48, Summer 2008, pp. 74-77.
‘The Haunting of Spiders, Cities and DVDs’, In Media Res, 21 June 2007, http://mediacommons.futureofthebook.org/videos/2007/06/21/
‘Matrices of Embodiment: Bodies, Gender and The Matrix‘, Borderlands, 2, August 2003, pp. 43-55. [Winner of a 2004 Western Australia Science Fiction Foundation 'Tin Duck' Award]
‘A Midsummer Night’s Comic’, Fables and Reflections, 1, November 2001, pp. 55-60.
‘Post-Humanism and Ecocide in William Gibson’s Neuromancer and Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner‘, The Cyberpunk Project, 1997, http://project.cyberpunk.ru/idb/post-humanism_and_ecocide.html. (Italian translation: ‘Post-Umanità ed Ecocidio in Neuromante di William Gibson e in Blade Runner di Ridley Scott’, Intercom: Science Fiction Station, 1997, http://www.intercom.publinet.it/BR5.htm.)
‘Post-Poster-the-historian and other Historical Questions: An Interview with Mark Poster’, co-conducted with Kate Riley, Limina: A Journal of Historical and Cultural Studies, 11, 2005, pp. 1-6, http://limina.arts.uwa.edu.au/__data/page/90432/interview_poster.pdf.
‘Gorilla Tactics: Interviewing Joe Boughton-Dent regarding Donkey John and Political Simulation Games in Australia’, M/C Reviews: ‘Protest’, November 2004, http://reviews.media-culture.org.au/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=1899.
BOOK REVIEWS & REVIEW ARTICLES
‘Book Review: Brügger, Niels. (ed.), Web History.’ Media International Australia, 139, May 2011, pp. 162-3.
‘Review Essay: Terry Gilliam, et al, Brazil, Danni Cavellero, Cyberpunk and Cyberculture and Damien Broderick, Earth is But a Star‘, Science Fiction: A Review of Speculative Literature, 17, 1, 2008, pp. 55-61.
‘Book Review: Axel Bruns and Joanne Jacobs, eds, Uses of Blogs,’ Resource Centre for Cybercultural Studies, February 2008, http://rccs.usfca.edu/bookinfo.asp?ReviewID=479&BookID=366.
‘Book Review: Brian Fitzgerald (ed.), Open Content Licensing: Cultivating the Creative Commons’, CATLyst, 1, May 2007, pp. 33, http://www.catl.uwa.edu.au/CATLyst/current/1/book_review.
‘Book Review: Viviane Serfaty’s The Mirror and the Veil: An Overview of American Online Diaries and Blogs‘, Resource Centre for Cybercultural Studies, November 2006, http://rccs.usfca.edu/bookinfo.asp?ReviewID=434&BookID=304.
‘Review Article: Mark J.P Wolf and Bernard Perron (eds), The Video Game Theory Reader; Sarah Kember, Cyberfeminism and Artificial Life; and Lisa Nakamura, Cybertypes: Race, Ethnicity, and Identity on the Internet‘, Limina: A Journal of Historical and Cultural Studies, 10, 2004, pp. 21-130, http://limina.arts.uwa.edu.au/past_volumes/volumes_610/volume_10?f=74588.[PDF]
‘Book Review: Dan Harries’ (ed.) The New Media Book‘, Metro,140, Autumn 2004, pp. 168-170, http://search.epnet.com/direct.asp?an=12875948&db=a0h.[PDF]
‘Book Review: William Gibson’s Pattern Recognition‘, Resource Centre for Cybercultural Studies, October 2003, http://rccs.usfca.edu/bookinfo.asp?ReviewID=249&BookID=210.
‘Book Review: Kim Newman’s (ed.) Science Fiction/Horror‘, Metro, 137, Summer 2003, pp. 175-177, http://search.epnet.com/direct.asp?an=10005258&db=a0h.[PDF]
‘Book Review: David Bell’s An Introduction to Cybercultures‘, Resource Centre for Cybercultural Studies, January 2003, http://rccs.usfca.edu/bookinfo.asp?ReviewID=222&BookID=187.
‘Book Review: Greg Egan’s Schild’s Ladder‘, Science Fiction: A Review of Speculative Literature, 44, 2002, pp. 58-59.
‘Book Review: David Trend (ed.), Reading Digital Culture‘, Limina: A Journal of Historical and Cultural Studies, 8, 2002, pp. 180-182, http://limina.arts.uwa.edu.au/past_volumes/volumes_610/volume_8?f=74573. [PDF]
CONFERENCE PAPERS AND PRESENTATIONS
Willson, M. and Leaver, T. ‘FarmVillains? Social Games, Data Mining and the Social Media Contradiction’, Australian and New Zeland Communication Association (ANZCA) Annual Conference, Fremantle, Western Australia, 4 July 2013, http://slidesha.re/19VvBXE
‘Angry Birds as a Social Network Market’, Social, Casual, Mobile: Changing Games ANZCA PreConference, Perth, Western Australia, 2 July 2013, http://slidesha.re/17R6rw9
‘I tweet therefore I am? Challenges in learning identity by teaching web presence’, Teaching and Learning Forum, Edith Cowan University, Joondalup, January 2010.
What Dr Horrible Can Teach Media Creators About Participatory Culture’ paper presented at the 2009 Australian and New Zealand Communication Association (ANZCA) Conference, QUT, Brisbane, July 2009.
‘Building Open Education Resources From the Bottom Up: How Student-Created Open Educational Resources Can Challenge Institutional Indifference‘, paper presented at the ‘What is “Open Education” and what does it mean for the future of learning? What role can Australia play?’, QUT, Brisbane, 23 September 2008.
‘From Creative Commons to Participatory Pedagogies’ paper presented at Creating Value: Between Commerce and Commons (ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation International Conference), Brisbane, June 2008
‘Putting windows in the ivory tower: Challenges and changes to university practice in the face of Web 2.0 tool use by students‘ paper presented at The Teaching and Learning Forum, Curtin University, January 2008.
‘Blogs in Education’ paper and subsequent panel presentation, Australian Blogging Conference, Brisbane, September 2007.
‘“We’re sorry, but the clip you selected isn’t available from your location:” Watching Battlestar Galactica in Australia and the Tyranny of Digital Distance’ presented at the Thinking Society, Thinking Culture Symposium, Perth, September 2007.
‘Student Podcasting and "Participatory Pedagogies"’, presented at the NMC (New Media Consortium) Online Conference on The Impact of Digital Media,Online, October 2006.
‘iPodium:Student Podcasting and Participatory Pedagogies‘, paper presented at the 7th Annual Association of Internet Researchers Association Conference (Internet Research 7.0: Internet Convergences), Brisbane, September 2006. [Abstract, PowerPoint Slides and mp3 recording online.]
‘Blog This! Weblogs, Critical Thinking and Peer to Peer Learning‘ paper presented at The Teaching and Learning Forum, Murdoch University, February 2005.
‘The Blogging of Everyday Life’ paper presented at the Cultural Studies Association of Australia (CSAA) Conference (‘Everyday Transformations: The Twenty-First Century Quotidian’ theme), Murdoch University, December 2004.
‘Artificial Mo(u)rning: Special Effects, Spider-Man and September 11th’ paper given at the English, Communication and Cultural Studies Works-in-Progress Seminar Series, October 2004.
‘Iatrogenic Permutations: From Digital Genesis to the Artificial Other’ expanded paper given at the English, Communication and Cultural Studies Works-in-Progress Seminar Series, June 2003.
‘Iatrogenic Permutations: From Digital Genesis to the Artificial Other’ paper given at the American Comparative Literature Association Conference, April 2003 in San Diego (‘Cybernetic Readings’ panel chaired by N. Katherine Hayles).
‘WebCT: Will the future of online education be user friendly?’ paper given at the Teaching and Learning Forum, Edith Cowan Joondalup, February 2003.
"The Discovery of HAL’s Body: Representations of Artificial Intelligence and Embodiment in Science Fiction Cinema" given at the Undisciplined Thoughts conference, Curtin University, November 2001.
AT CURTIN UNIVERSITY
- Web Media 207/507 (Coordinator) 2010, 2011, 2012.
Domestic, International and Online via Open Universities Australia.
- Web Communications 101/501 (Coordinator) 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012.
Domestic, International and Online via Open Universities Australia.
- Internet Politics and Power 303/503 (Coordinator) 2009.
Domestic and Online via Open Universities Australia.
- Network Culture and the Virtual Society (Coordinator) 2009.
Domestic and Online via Open Universities Australia.
- Virtual Communities (Coordinator) 2009.
Domestic and Online via Open Universities Australia.
AT THE UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA
iGeneration: Digital Communication and Participatory Culture. Honours & Masters. 2008. [Coordinator] http://igeneration.edublogs.org
Digital Media. 2008. [Coordinator] Domestic and CIDP, Hong Kong.
Creative Selves. Honours. 2008. [Coordinator]
Human Technology: Debating Communication. 2007. [Tutor and Lecturer]
Foundations of University Teaching and Learning. 2006; 2007 [Co-coordinated]
Postgraduate Teaching Internship Scheme. 2006; 2007. [Co-coordinated]
Introduction to University Teaching. 2006; 2007. [Coordinator]
iGeneration: Digital Media & Participatory Culture. [Coordinator] Honours. 2005.
Digital Media. 2005. [Tutor & Lecturer] Domestic and CIDP, Hong Kong.
Sex, Bodies, Spaces: Gender and Pop Culture. 2005. [Tutor & Lecturer]
Domestic and CIDP, Hong Kong.
Self.Net: Communicating Identity in the Digital Age. 2004. [Coordinator]
SmARTS Programme 2004. [Tutor]
Reading Texts, Mediating Culture. 2003. [Tutor]
Reading Theory. 2002. [Tutor]
Sex, Bodies, Spaces: Gender in Pop Culture 2002. [Tutor]
PUBLIC TALKS, INVITED PRESENTATIONS AND PARTICIPATION IN POPULAR MEDIA
Interviewed in Rhianna King, “Offensive Facebook web page shut down”, The West Australian, 26 June 2013, p. 9. http://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/a/-/breaking/17749993/offensive-facebook-web-page-shut-down/
Interviewed in Jerrie Demasi, ‘’Rate your mates’ app the new match-making craze’, WA Today, 25 June 2013, http://www.watoday.com.au/wa-news/rate-your-mates-app-the-new-matchmaking-craze-20130624-2ot1g.html
Interviewed in Erienne Lette, "Soundwave promoter AJ Maddah verbally abuses Perth woman in Twitter tirade", Perth Now, 13 June 2013, http://www.perthnow.com.au/news/western-australia/soundwave-promoter-aj-maddah-verbally-abuses-perth-woman-phoebe-dean-in-twitter-tirade/story-fnhocxo3-1226663395715
Interviewed by Glenn Barndon regarding Online Privacy and PRISM, Mornings, ABC Midwest and Wheatbelt, 11 June 2013. [Radio]
Interviewed in Cassie McCullagh and Jason Di Rosso, ‘Magazine Wars, Hugh Jackman and Matt Smith’, The List, Radio National, 7 June 2013, http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/thelist/magazine-wars2c-hugh-jackman-and-matt-smith/4734892 [Radio]
Interviewed in Oliver Peterson, ‘Exclusive clubs are opening their doors and dropping fees to attract younger members’, ABC1, 7.30 Report WA, 10 May 2013, http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-05-10/exclusive-clubs-are-opening-their-doors-and/4683164 [TV]
nterviewed by Moyd Kay and Loretta Ryan regarding the Fortieth Anniversary of the Mobile Phone, 4BC, Brisbane Afternoons, 5 April 2012. [Radio]
Interviewed in Jillian McHugh, ‘’Selfies’ just as much for the insecure as show-offs’, WA Today, 3 April 2012, http://www.watoday.com.au/business/media-and-marketing/selfies-just-as-much-for-the-insecure-as-showoffs-20130403-2h6ow.html
Interviewed in Cassie McCullagh and Jason Di Rosso, ‘Online Life (and Death) and the Culture of Thrones’, The List, Radio National, 29 March 2013, http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/thelist/the-list-27-march-good-friday/4595428 [Radio]
Interviewed by Russell Woolf regarding the Inescapability of Email, 720 ABC Perth, Drive, 27 March 2013, 4.50pm. [Radio]
Interviewed in Rania Spooner, ‘Facebook kills reunion thrills’, WA Today, 25 March 25, 2013, http://www.watoday.com.au/comment/facebook-kills-reunion-thrills-20130322-2gl4c.html
Interviewed by Chris Coleman regarding Facebook and Statistical Profiles, Statewide Afternoons, ABC Illawarra, 3.10pm, 18 March 2013. [Radio]
Interviewed regarding Social Media Fatigue, Channel 7, Perth, Nightly News, 6.11PM, 12 March 2013. [TV]
Interviewed in Jerrie Demasi, ‘Why my friends are dummy voting’, WA Today, 8 March 2013, http://www.watoday.com.au/comment/why-my-friends-are-dummy-voting-20130308-2fpyv.html
Interviewed by Tim Bennett regarding Social Media and Digital Death, The Wire, 2SER Sydney, 6.20pm, 4 March 2013. [Radio] [Mp3] http://www.thewire.org.au/storyDetail.aspx?ID=10094
Interviewed in Rick Morton, ‘Facebook from beyond the grave’, The Australian, 25 February 2013, p. 11. http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/features/facebook-from-beyond-the-grave/story-e6frg6z6-1226584590690
Interviewed in Rania Spooner ‘Perth’s vicious dog fighting hoax’ WA Today, 20 February 2013, http://www.watoday.com.au/wa-news/perths-vicious-dog-fighting-hoax-20130220-2erhs.html?rand=1361344924086
Interviewed Re Parents Managing Kids’ Identities on Facebook, ABC Gold Coast, 1 February 2013, 9.45am. [Radio]
Interviewed in Kristin Shorten, ‘Foetusbook the new Facebook for parents’, News.Com.AU, 30 January 2013, http://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/parenting/foetusbook-the-new-facebook-for-parents/story-fnet08xa-1226565124482
Interviewed for Rebecca Trigger, ‘Giant swells make tourism waves’, The West Australian, 25 January 2013, p. 3. http://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/a/-/breaking/15949704/giant-swells-make-tourism-waves/
Interviewed Re Snapchat and Youth Mobile Phone Safety on MIX 94.5, The Bunch (Breakfast), 7.10am, 7 January 2013. [Radio]
Interviewed for Katie Robertson, ‘Warning on new apps’, Sunday Tasmanian, 6 January 2013, p. 13.
Interviewed for Katie Robertson, ‘Teens in sexting app trap’, Sunday Times, 6 January 2013, p. 1.
Interviewed for Katie Robertson, ‘More than fireworks for cracker year’, Sunday Times, 30 December 2012, p. 22.
Interviewed for ‘Train surfers’ caught but fined less than ticket cost’, Golden West News, GWN 7, Regional WA, 19 December 2012, 5.30pm [TV], http://au.gwn7.yahoo.com/w3/news/a/-/local/15679528/train-surfers-caught-but-fined-less-than-ticket-cost-video/
Interviewed for Jerrie Demasi, ‘Facebook photo ‘Armageddon’’, The Age, 5 December 2012, http://www.theage.com.au/digital-life/digital-life-news/facebook-photo-armageddon-20121205-2av06.html
Interviewed for Nick Galvin, ‘Just hook it into our veins’, Sun Herald, Sydney, 21 October 2012, p. 15, http://www.smh.com.au/digital-life/digital-life-news/just-hook-it-into-our-veins-20121018-27s6e.html
Interviewed by Gillian O’Shaughnessy, On Facebook and Privacy, Afternoons, ABC 720 Perth, 2.32 PM 2 October 2012 .[Radio]
Interviewed by John Cecil, On YouTube, Global Media Sharing and Anti-Islamic Sentiment. Mornings, ABC South Coast WA, 10.45am 19 September 2012. [Radio]
Interviewed by John McGlue, On Trolls and Policing Social Media, Morning Magazine, ABC 720 Perth, 10.05am 10 September 2012. [Radio]
Interviewed regarding Facebook, Bullying and Social Media Literacy, ABC 720 Perth, 7.45am 6 September 2012. [Radio]
Interviewed by Fiona Poole, On Beyonce, Social Media and World Humanitarian Day, Statewide Afternoons, ABC Illawarra, 2.10pm 20 August 2012. [Radio]
Interviewed for Debra Jopson, ‘Digital never dies – but it may be out of reach when we do’, Sydney Morning Herald, 16 June 2012, p 1.
Interviewed by John Cecil, On Facebook and Over-sharing. Mornings, ABC South Coast WA, 10.20am 30 May 2012. [Radio]
Invited presentation: ‘How Will Young People Deal With 5000 Baby Photos on Facebook?’, Media 140: Digital Family, Perth, 28 April 2012. [Slides]
Interviewed regarding Parents and Facebook, Twin Cities FM 89.7FM, 8.40am 27 April 2012 [Mp3] [Radio]
Interviewed for Louise Burke, ‘Parents net habits face scrutiny’, The West Australian, 26 April 2012, p. 18. http://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/a/-/breaking/13523329/parents-net-habits-face-scrutiny/
Interviewed by Russell Woolf on ABC 720 Perth, Drive Time, 3.35pm, 4 April 2012, Regarding Facebook and Death. [Radio]
Interviewed for Lindsay McPhee, “Social media sustains young”, The West Australian, 22 March 2012, http://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/a/-/news/13234095/social-media-sustains-young/.
Interviewed by Bren McGurk on RTR FM’s Morning Magazine, RTR FM (92.1), 10.10am, 3 March 2012, ‘Google Privacy Changes’ [Mp3] [Radio]
Interviewed for Sheryl-Lee Kerr, ‘"Nail in the coffin" for Blackberry maker.’ The Sunday Times. 22 October 2011, http://www.perthnow.com.au/news/western-australia/nail-in-the-coffin-for-blackberry-maker/story-e6frg13u-1226173833802.
Interviewed for Louise Burke, ‘Total Exposure’, The Weekend West, 8 October 2011, pp. 64-65. [PDF]
Interviewed for Simon White, ‘Google+ Faces one hell of a catch-up chase’, WA Today, 30 September 2011, http://www.watoday.com.au/technology/google-faces-one-hell-of-a-catchup-chase-20110929-1kz7f.html
Interviewed for Anthony Deceglie, ‘Windows Touch-Up’, The Sunday Times, 18 September 2011, p. 30.
Interviewed for Sheryl-Lee Kerr, ‘Text gets last rites’, The Sunday Times, 21 August 2011, p. 24. [PDF]
Interviewed by Richard Glover on 702 ABC Sydney’s ‘Drive’, 4.10pm, 9 June 2011, On Viral Videos [Mp3] [Radio]
Interviewed for Lee-Maree Gallo, ‘How do you catch the viral phenomenon?’, The Sydney Morning Herald, 9 June 2011, http://www.smh.com.au/technology/how-do-you-catch-the-viral-phenomenon-20110607-1fqo8.html
Interviewed for Jake Sturmer ‘Smart Phones Outsmarting Users’, 7.30 Report Perth, 7.30pm, Perth, 13 May 2011. [TV] http://www.abc.net.au/news/video/2011/05/13/3216722.htm
Interviewed by Niki Morrell on ABC North West (Karratha), ‘Mornings’ 10.20am, 15 April 2011. On the FMG/Yindjibarndi Dispute and Social Media [Radio]
Interviewed for Alice Pooley ‘Facebook: Online Crime’, TEN Nightly News, 5pm, Perth, 8 April 2011. [TV] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6U1TU4cYt-k
Interviewed for Aja Styles and Lucy Rickard, ‘Online racism rife, Aboriginal Legal Service chief claims’, WA Today, 21 February 2011, http://www.watoday.com.au/wa-news/online-racism-rife-aboriginal-legal-service-chief-claims-20110217-1axsl.html
Interviewed by Kate Stephens on RTR FM’s ‘Morning Magazine’, RTR FM (92.1), 9.10am, 21 January 2011, ‘Use of social media during Queensland floods – help or hinder?’, [Mp3] [Radio]
Interviewed by Geoff Hutchison on 720 ABC Perth’s ‘The Morning Show’, 9.40am, 10 November 2010, On Facebook & Trolls [Mp3] [Radio]
Interviewed by Travis Collins on RTR FM’s ‘Morning Magazine’, RTR FM (92.1), 9.45am, 18 August 2010, ‘Green’s Internet Policy’ [Mp3] [Radio]
Interviewed by Travis Collins on RTR FM’s ‘Morning Magazine’, RTR FM (92.1), 9.15am, 11 August 2010, ‘Liberal Broadband Policy’ [Mp3] [Radio]
Interviewed for Andrew Tillett, ‘MPs turn to tweet power to woo voters’, The West Australian, 16 June 2010, p, 32.
Interviewed for David Gear, ‘Teach kids e-stranger danger’, Wanneroo Times, 1 June 2010, p. 7.
Interviewed by Amy Whittaker on 2MCE-FM’s ‘Homepage’, 2.30pm, 16 April 2010. [Radio]
Interview by Jarrod Watt for ABC’s Heywire, ‘What you say on Facebook will follow you around the rest of your life‘, 25 March 2010. [Mp3]
Interviewed by Jamie Macdonald on RTR FM’s ‘Morning Magazine’, RTR FM (92.1), 10.20am, 16 February 2010, ‘WTF? Death of newspapers is premature?’ [Radio]
Interviewed for Dominic Rushe and Sheryl-Lee Kerr ‘Life in a Flash’, Sunday Times, STM Magazine, August 23 2009, pp. 14-17. [PDF]
Invited panellist discussing the ‘The Changing Landscape of News and Journalism’, at the ‘The Future of Journalism: Blueprint for Progress’ event organised by the Walkley Foundation and Media Alliance, held at the ABC East Perth Centre, Friday 21 August 2009.
Interviewed by Jamie Macdonald on RTR FM’s ‘Morning Magazine’, RTR FM (92.1), 9.10am, 4 August 2009 ‘The iiNet Lawsuit & Filesharing’ [Mp3] [Radio]
Invited panellist and respondent, Media Participatory Activism Colloquium, Edith Cowan University, Mount Lawley, 18 December 2008, http://createc.ea.ecu.edu.au/conferences/dec_2008/
Interviewed for: Rebecca Boteler, ‘Making Money In A Virtual Universe’, Stateline, ABC1 (Western Australia), 7.30, 19 September 2008. [TV]
Invited presentation: ‘Web 2.0 and Participatory Culture’ at the CGC (Commercial Games Conference): Multiplayer & Communities, part of GO3 Electronic & Entertainment Expo 2008, Perth Convention Centre, August 2008.
Invited presentation: ‘CC for Higher Education’ at Building an Australasian Commons (Creative Commons Australia) Conference, Brisbane, June 2008.
Interviewed by Nat Jones on RTR FM’s ‘Morning Magazine’, RTR FM (92.1), 9.10am, 17 March 2008. (Talking about social software use by the Australian Defence Force). [Radio]
Invited presentation: ‘Building an Online Presence During Candidature’ for Research Careers Week held by the Postgraduate Students’ Organisation, University of Western Australia, September 2007. [Talk recording available here.]
Interviewed for: Kerr, Sheryl-Lee, ‘Celebs in Cyberspace’ Sunday Times, STM Magazine, September 2 2007, p. 21. [PDF Copy Here]
Invited presentation: ‘MySpace is better than Yours: Promoting your arts on the internet’ for the PropelArts Forum, PropelArts –Youth Arts WA, August 2007.
Interviewed by Laura Miller on RTR FM’s ‘Morning Magazine’, RTR FM (92.1), 10.15am, 31 July 2007. (Talking about Facebook, MySpace, class and Australian politics; listen to the mp3). [Radio]
Interviewed for: Ho, Evana. ‘Tête à tête by net or Twitter over the ether’, The West Australian, 16 May 2007, p. 50. (Scanned image of article here: http://farm1.static.flickr.com/189/501699745_b7c0a15b11_o.jpg).
Interviewed for: Schaer, Cathrin, ‘A Life Less Ordinary,’ Vogue Australia, May 2007, pp. 198-201.
Interviewed for: Waters, Sue, ‘Using Social Software with Students’ and ‘How Universities are using Lectopia to podcast lectures’, Mobile Technology in TAFE Podcast, March 2007, aquaculturepda.podomat… and aquaculturepda.podomat….
Seminar entitled ‘Podcasting 101′ delivered for staff at the Film and Television Institute of Western Australia on Thursday, 12th October,
Interviewed for: Kempshall, Pete, ‘Space Age’, Sunday Times, STM Magazine, August 27 2006, pp. 12-15. [PDF]
Invited panel discussion on "Understanding Cross Platform and New Media" at the Film and Television Institute of Western Australia on Thursday, 30th March 2006.
Invited public lecture on ‘Terminal Masculinities: Bodies, Subjects & Machines in the Terminator Trilogy’ given at the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery as part of the Crash (and other Earthly pleasures) exhibition, 3rd March 2006. [PDF of Talk Abstract Here]
Interviewed for: Hutchinson, Jane and Sheryl-Lee Kerr, "The eye generation", Sunday Times, STM Magazine, 30 October 2005, pp. 12-15. [PDF]
Interviewed for: Hotz, Robert Lee, "Camera Phones Give Flashers Unexpected Exposure", LA Times, September, 6, 2005, simultaneously cross-published in the Chicago Tribune and Sun Sentinel. [Text copy here.]
Profiled in: Kidman, Angus, "Pondering a Journey of 100,000 Words", The Australian, "IT Alive" Liftout, 12 July 2005, p. 5, (Scanned image of the article here: http://photos22.flickr.com/25386949_8658763197_o.jpg).
Interviewed for: McConnachie, Dahna. "Blogging at the end of the earth", PC World, 14, October 2004, http://www.pcworld.idg.com.au/index.php/id;715547121;fp;2;fpid;1,
simultaneously cross-published in ComputerWorld: The Voice of IT Management and LinuxWorld.Com.Au.
Invited public talk on ‘Blogging Universities’ delivered at BlogNite: Blogging at the end of the Earth, Curtin University, 27 October 2004.
GRANTS, AWARDS & PRIZES
Australian Award for University Teaching in the Humanities and Arts. Awarded by the Office of Learning and Teaching. $25,000. 2012.
2011 Curtin Excellence and Innovation in Teaching Award, Curtin University. 2011.
Prof Mark Balnaves, Mr Jonathan N Noal, Prof Gary G Madden, A/Prof Philip J Moore, Dr Michele A Willson, Dr Tama B Leaver. (Curtin University) ARC Linkage Grant LP110200026. Online Money and Fantasy Games an applied ethnographic study into the new entrepreneurial communities and their underlying designs. $69,000 (2011-2013)
eTeaching & Learning Scholar Grant, Centre for eLearning, Curtin University. $10,000. (2010)
UWA Research Development Award, The University of Western Australia. $9552 (2009)
(NB: Grant awarded but not taken due to my new position at Curtin University in 2009.)
Improving Student Learning Grant, The Centre for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning, The University of Western Australia. $3000. (2008/9)
Excellence in Teaching Award: Early Career Teacher, The University of Western Australia. (2005)
WASFF (‘Tin Duck’) Award for Best Professional Short Work awarded by the Western Australian Science Fiction Foundation. (2004)
FAHSS Dean’s Postgraduate Award, The University of Western Australia. (2003)
ACLA: Postgraduate Travel Award, The American Comparative Literature Association. (2003)
UWA Teaching Internship, The University of Western Australia. (2002)
Australian Postgraduate Award Scholarship. (2001 – 2004)
PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES AND RELATED EXPERIENCE
Article referee for: New Media & Society, Media International Australia, Information, Communication & Society, First Monday, International Journal of Communication, Television and New Media, Journal of Media Practice, Outskirts, New Talents 21C, Philament, AJET (Australian Journal of Educational Technology) and IJETS (International Journal of Emerging Technologies and Society).
Manuscript Reviewer for Routledge and Polity Press.
Advisory/Review Panel for perthDAC 2007 – The Future of Digital Media Culture, 7th International Digital Arts and Culture Conference, 15 -18th September 2007, Perth, Australia.
Organising Committee for the 2007 Teaching and Learning Forum, Perth, Australia, January 30-3st 2007.
Advisory panel for the Joint International Conference on CyberGames and Interactive Entertainment 2006 (CGIE2006), “game-art-interface” special session, 4-6 December 2006.
Research Assistant to Associate Professor Jane Long (English, Communication and Cultural Studies/Centre for Women’s Studies, University of Western Australia) preparing material for the unit Self.Net: Communicating Identity in the Digital Age [July 2003 - June 2004]
Reviews Editor for Limina: A Journal of Historical and Cultural Studies [2003 - 2004]
Research Assistant for the University of Western Australia’s Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Science internal report submitted for the Australian Universities Quality Audit (AUQA) [September - December 2002]
Arts Faculty Representative – University of Western Australia’s Postgraduate Student’s Association (PSA) 
Member of the Editorial Collective for Limina: A Journal of Historical and Cultural Studies [2001 - 2004]
The Association of Internet Researchers <http://aoir.org/>
The Australian and New Zealand Communication Association <http://www.anzca.net/>
The International Communication Association <http://www.icahdq.org/>
RELATED COURSES AND WORKSHOPS
Teaching Internship (including the UWA Foundations of Teaching and Learning Course)
Centre for Staff Development, UWA. 
Certificate Course in Research Skills and Strategies
Centre for Student Learning and Research Skills, UWA. [2001 ]
Professor Jane Long
Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President (Academic)
La Trobe University
Professor Matthew Allen
Head of School
School of Communication & Creative Arts
Professor Tanya Dalziell
Professor of English and Cultural Studies (and Equity and Diversity Adviser)
School of Social and Cultural Studies
The University of Western Australia