Halflives: A Mystory

Visit the web project at http://pandora.nla.gov.au/pan/30305/20020815-0000/halflives.adc.rmit.edu.au/index.html

In what ways do electronic media, and, in particular, online media or hypertext, have the potential to change the ways in which we acquire and generate knowledge? How does writing hypertextually transform the learner’s experience of the acquisition and dissemination of knowledge in contrast to the kinds of learning that takes place when students engage with the proprietary systems used for online course delivery in universities. While online learning systems are believed by many in higher education to be a viable alternative to face to face teaching, many proprietary delivery systems neglect the role of the student as learner, emphasising instead the student as a consumer of course materials. Halflives: A Mystory was and continues to be a research project that has enabled me to consider these questions from the perspective of a learner engaged in constructing knowledge hypertextually.

Tourism Remixed

I am currently working on a project which looks at touristic space as imagined through remix culture – the very early notes are in progress at this site:




Classical Gas

The hit parade for the now generation!

Think cool beats and timely accents. The most exciting sounds ever suscitated, the sounds of today, you dig. Many of the titles are traditional, with their origins lost in the mists of time. Others are hot and new. But they all swing.

Here for the first time we offer selections from the spectacular and exciting Classical Gas catalogue. What names! Names that are bound to crop up wherever aficionados make the scene to talk the freshest ideas. Those who have heard these hep cats perform will need no sales talk to get down with these records.

Consistency, nostalgia and polish. These are the ingredients which, when blended together, result in the finished product, for which the key word is entertainment—pure honest-to-goodness, straightforward entertainment! The amateur listener and expert alike can join in the chorus, firmly convinced that their efforts are of equal merit.



The Secret Gestural Prehistory of Mobile Devices

The Secret Gestural Prehistory of Mobile Devices is cultural anthropology. It seeks to recover those moments of intuitive prehensile dexterity, when the famous and the ordinary alike felt the unconscious desire to occupy their hands for an as yet unknown purpose. Like Roy Neary’s obsession with the image of Devil’s Tower in Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977), this gesture was vague, uncanny and compelling. It is the intimation in images of a gestural second nature to come.