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2009) and found it to provide a timely discussion of how action research methodology can be integrated into the exploration, development, and application of today's new media. I found this text to be both relevant to my own research interests around the use of action research to better understand and inform my own efforts in providing access to and creation(More)
The majority of the world's citizens now live in cities. Although urban planning can thus be thought of as a field with significant ramifications on the human condition, many practitioners feel that it has reached the crossroads in thought leadership between traditional practice and a new, more participatory and open approach. Conventional ways to engage(More)
Urbanely nomadic residents are increasingly forgoing the potential of locale based serendipitous encounters in favour of digitally mediated interactions within their walled garden of existing social networks. This limits a sense of community in urban neighbourhoods to members of one's social network, but what of interactions with those outside of these(More)
Information and knowledge management in line with a traditional epistemology equates knowledge with science. This approach assumes that knowing is trans-historical and universal, and strives to arrive at unassailable justifications for truth claims by defining the necessary and sufficient conditions for which a proposition is known to be true. Imagining an(More)
From the participatory action research we have conducted in two rural communities in Australia we suggest six factors that assist in achieving sustainability for ICT initiatives undertaken in pursuit of regional development. They include: • Clearly specified sustainability goals; • Leveraging micro-business enterprise development off government funded(More)
Some commentators question the meaningfulness of the term knowledge economy: in what sense is the dependence on knowledge unique to the current era? It could be argued that societies have always depended on knowledge to build their economies, and that the current era is no different in this regard. However, there are four features of modern economies that(More)
This paper investigates the current turbulent state of copyright in the digital age, and explores the viability of alternative compensation systems. The paper critically appraises the increased recourse to digital rights management (DRM) technologies, which are designed to restrict access to and usage of digital content. Considerable technical challenges(More)
This project will investigate the barriers to independent musicians' creation of a sustainable music business. It will do via a survey of independent musicians' activities and successes, which will be used to inform an attempt to build an original music business. The project will harness digital production and distribution techniques and concentrate mainly(More)
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