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Collected in this tag cluster are references and links to theoretical and conceptual material that is relevant to, in conversation with or has been an influence on the OTB project.

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From the document’s preface:

This volume is a collection of the papers delivered at the Communications Policy and Research Forum on 19–20 November 2009.

Record of the Communications Policy & Research Forum 2009 (External Link – PDF)

A report produced by the Digital Economy Branch of the Australian Government’s Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy (DBCDE). From the DBCDE’s description of the report:

The Australian Government released the Australia’s Digital Economy: Future Directions paper on 14 July 2009 which outlines:

  • why the digital economy is important for Australia
  • the current state of digital economy engagement in

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A column by the Sydney Morning Herald‘s TV writer, Michael Idato, in which he interviews Australian television industry figures on their views on the future of television.
From the article:

Doomsayers would tell you that television, waging a war for eyeballs with the internet, DVD, pay TV and illegal downloads, has reached a parlous turning point. Add diminishing revenue, and

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Transcript of a 2008 Media Watch episode in which Peter Cox (Media analyst), Mark Scott, (Managing Director, ABC), Wayne Goss, (Chairma, Free TV Australia), and Kim Williams (CEO, Foxtel) talk to Jonathan Holmes, host of ABC TV’s Media Watch, about the future of Australian television.
Media Watch: Future of Television (External link –

An overview of SUPERSTRUCT, a ‘massively multiplayer forecasting game’ which aims to ‘chronicle the world of 2019 – and imagine how we might solve the problems we’ll face’, developed by Jane Mcgonigal and the Institute for the Future.
SUPERSTRUCT – A Sneak Preview of The Final Threat (External link, IFTF)

This is how it started …
In October 2006, Caroline Christov-Barkargiev suggested to me an idea for a seemingly minimal piece that kept gathering little nuances as we discussed it. I went away and thought about it and sent this email to CCB.
The first thing I like about the word ‘conversation’ is that it has ‘verso’ …(continue reading)

Transcript of a May 2008 episode of ABC Radio National‘s Saturday Breakfast programme in which presenter Geraldine Doogue interviews Jock Given, Professor, Media and Communications at the Institute of Social Research at Swinburne University.
Saturday Breakfast RN – Broadband End Game? (External link –

From its listing on Google Books:

Featuring a major synthesis and critique of interdisciplinary narrative theory, Story Logic marks a watershed moment in the study of narrative. David Herman argues that narrative is simultaneously a cognitive style, a discourse genre, and a resource for writing. Because stories are strategies that help humans make sense of their world, narratives not only have a

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A February, 2008 article in The Age’s Business section covering the Federal Government’s call for tenders for the development of the National Broadband Network.
From the article:

Communications Minister Stephen Conroy has announced that the Rudd Government will soon call tenders for a national broadband network offering substantial government capital investment.
Public policy has a great track record in building

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Slides from a presentation given by Professor Trevor Barr (Swinburne University) to AFTRS.
Telecommunications in Transition (Download PDF)