Since the dawn of the Personal Computer there’s been a great deal of discussion within media circles about how to best exploit the proliferation of computer-based technologies. In more recent history, web 2.0 (and now 3) and social media have been incredibly disruptive to media organisations by fragmenting audiences and eroding revenue streams through the creation of a more competitive media environment.
Despite John Maynard Keynes’ musings in ‘Economic Possibilities for our Grandchildren’ (1930) that technology would eventually liberate men from work and free housewives to become bored like those of the well-to-do classes, people are working longer and harder than ever and women likewise have found little relief from the tyranny of housework.
While there’s certainly a lot of cynicism regarding the media and politics (Conboy & Eldridge, 2014. Wayne & Murray, 2009), the sharing of political articles, memes (Bronwyn Bishop, for example) and heated discussions, as well as online political protest like e-petitions and mass-emails – or even real-world protests organized through social media like ‘March in March’ – shows us that people want to be more engaged and involved in media and political processes.
A musical tribute to the lives and times of Tim and Jeff Buckley, overseen by the man who co-wrote ‘Mojo Pin’ and ‘Grace’, will close this year’s Brisbane Festival.
It appears turtles have a real gas problem.
Late last year a turtle dubbed Tina was discovered floating in the Maroochy River.
Let’s be honest – no matter where you’re watching the big game on Wednesday night you’re probably going to have a beer. Or three.
Paintings of Paris by the creator of Les Misérables will become evocative backdrops for the ever-popular musical when it returns to Brisbane this year.
Olympic gold medallist Sally Pearson leaves for Europe on Thursday to begin final preparations for the 2015 World Championships.
As the hours tick down to the execution of Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran, supporters gathered for a solemn vigil in Brisbane on Monday morning to show their collective disbelief.
A Queensland farmer has stumbled across the remains of a 100 million-year-old beast while working on his property near Nelia.