The Young People and Sexting in Australia report presents the findings of a qualitative study of young people’s understandings of, and responses to, current Australian laws, media and educational resources that address sexting.
Welcome to our first CCI newsletter for 2012. The Centre has been quick out of the blocks to start the year, with many publications out, a number of events already held, and plenty more to come. It’s shaping up as an even busier year than 2011, itself a truly impressive year of achievement, as showcased in the recently released CCI Annual Report (available at www.cci.edu.au/reports/2011.pdf )
The iPhone represents an important moment in both the short history of mobile media and the long history of cultural technologies. Like the Walkman of the 1980s, it marks a juncture in which notions about identity, individualism, lifestyle and sociality require rearticulation. this book explores not only the iPhone’s particular characteristics, uses and "affects," but also how the "iPhone moment" functions as a barometer for broader patterns of change.
This report documents the circumstances and experiences of 3 remote Indigenous communities in central Australia and outlines the reasons for the low level of internet take-up, and considers the future prospects for ‘home internet’ in these communities.
Considerable attention has been given in recent months to the complexity of issues surrounding broadband policy for Australia. While there appears to be widespread support that Australia needs to move from what might presently be called `rudimentary' or possibly `adequate' broadband, and largely only for urban dwellers, there are many calls for the urgent availability of `enabling' broadband. The unravelling of these terms depends upon what users expect from broadband, what speeds they require, and how much they are prepared to pay for the service.
This paper suggests that the forgotten domain of the complex and vigorous debates about the future of higher speed broadband in Australia is the experience and expectations of users and consumers with broadband. Research to date about such user experiences, especially in Australia, has essentially concentrated on Internet services and mainly with narrowband users. Yet Internet is not broadband. We, in Australia, have much to learn from recent European experiences with broadband.
Foster, J. and Potts, J., (forthcoming) ‘On the use of simulation and econometrics to empirically analyze the rule-structure of an evolving economic system’. Schumpeter Society Conference Volume. (eds) J Gaffard and U Cantner, Heidelberg: Springer Verlag.
Potts, J. and Cunningham, S., ‘Four models of the Creative Industries’, International Journal of Cultural Policy, forthcoming vol 14, no 3 (2008).