[Air-L] M/C 'Obsolete' issue is Live.

Jason Wilson jason_a_wilson at yahoo.com.au
Wed Jul 15 19:52:57 PDT 2009

Dear Colleagues,

I'm delighted to advise that the 'obsolete' issue of M/C, the Journal of Media and Culture, is now live. It's available at the following link.


We're excited to be able to present a range of perspectives on the issues raised by the topic of obsolescence, and hope you'll enjoy the issue as much as we wnjoyed putting it together.

Contents as follows:

* EDITORIAL: Obsolete - Jason Anthony Wilson, Jason Jacobs

  * FEATURE: The Re-Wiring of History - Greg Shapley

  * FEATURE: Lament for a Lost Running Order? Obsolescence and Academic Journals - John Hartley,

  * Academia 1.0: Slow Food in a Fast Food Culture? (A Reply to John Hartley) - Kate Bowles

  * Unplanned educational obsolescence: Is the 'traditional' PhD becoming obsolete? - Donna Lee Brien

  * Obsolescence: Uncovering Values in Technology Use - Jina Huh, Mark S. Ackerman

  * Anywhere but the Home: the Promiscuous Afterlife of Super 8 - Peter Thomas

  * Save the Videogame! The National Videogame Archive: preservation, supersession and obsolescence. - James Newman

  * Onward Through the Fog: Computer Game Collection and the Play of Obsolescence - Jason Thompson, Ken S. McAllister, Judd Ethan Ruggill

  * Digital Games Distribution: the presence of the past and the future of obsolescence - Christopher Luke Moore

Feedback and discussion on the articles is welcome. Keep your eyes peeled for further developments as Jason Jacobs and I continue work on a much longer series of projects around obsolescence.

All the best

Dr. Jason Wilson
Lecturer in Digital Communication
School of Social Sciences, Media and Communication
University of Wollongong
NSW, Australia

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