McKenzie Wark visit to University of Canberra

McKenzie Wark is visiting Australia next week and is giving talks at various places. He will be giving a seminar at the University of Canberra. Location: Room B02, Building 2, University of Canberra Date: Wednesday, 19 October 2011 Time: 11:00am – 12:30pm From thought as an occupation to some thoughts on the occupation Twenty years […]

Steve Jobs RIP: Can Design Make the World a Better Place?

My tweet questioning the outpouring of grief regarding the passing of Steve Jobs has generated a range of responses. My original tweet: Deliberately provocative, it certainly provoked. Perhaps too much, so I am writing this post. My first response to hearing about the news was ‘whoa’ and then I began thinking about Deleuze’s discussion of […]

Paul Kelly vs Chris Berg debate in the marketplace of ideas

Chris Berg, all-round great guy and neoliberal ideologue, has a post on The Drum that equates ensuring access to the ‘marketplace of ideas’ with the regulation of ‘debate’ (which he suggests is a bad thing) in the context of questions asked in the Media Inquiry’s recently released discussion paper. Chris writes: Implicit in the marketplace […]

CJR piece on whether Occupy Wall Street should be considered a social movement

There has been a bit of a discussion on Twitter and around the internet regarding whether or not the Occupy Wall Street protests have received ‘sufficient’ news coverage. Here is a good piece by Joe Pompeo where he crunches some numbers. Erika Fry at the Columbia Journalism Review has published a piece of meta-journalism also […]