Vol 30, No 4 (2005)

Life on Line

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“Telecom Infrastructures: Old Delhi,” New Delhi, June 21, 2002 ..... Michael Longford

Michael Longford is an Associate Professor in the Department of Design and Computation Arts at Concordia University in Montreal. His creative work and research activities reside at the intersection of photography, graphic design, and new media. Currently, he is a co-principle investigator for the Mobile Digital Commons Network (MDCN), a joint research project launched by Concordia University and the Banff New Media Institute. He has organized numerous workshops, artist talks, exhibitions, and conferences. He is a founding member of Hexagram: Institute for Research and Creation in Media Arts and Technologies and belongs to the Advanced Digital Imaging and 3D Rapid Prototyping Group. Email: longford@alcor.concordia.ca.

Table of Contents


Life on Line
Kim Sawchuk


How Connected Are Canadians? Inequities in Canadian Households' Internet Access
Catherine A. Middleton, Christine Sorensen
Everyday Fandom: Fan Clubs, Blogging, and the Quotidian Rhythms of the Internet
Paul Theberge
"You can see anything on the internet, you can do anything on the internet!": Young Canadians Talk about the Internet
Leslie R. Shade, Nikki Porter, Wendy Sanchez
Data Mining the Kids: Surveillance and Market Research Strategies in Children's Online Games
Grace Chung, Sara M. Grimes
Negotiating Electronic Surveillance in the Workplace: A Study of Collective Agreements in Canada
Simon J. Kiss, Vincent Mosco
Networks and Layers: Technocultural Encodings of the World Wide Web
Ganaele M. Langlois
The Divergent Anarcho-utopian Discourses of the Open Source Software Movement
Dale A. Bradley
Pundits, Ideologues, and the Ranters: The British Columbia Election Online
Harold J. Jansen, Royce Koop
Civility in Online Discussion: The Case of the Foreign Policy Dialogue
Christie Hurrell


Bill C-60 and Copyright in Canada: Opportunities Lost and Found
Laura J. Murray
Be Careful What You Wish For: Dilemmas of Democracy and Technology
Darin David Barney
It's Time to Redefine Journalism Education in Canada
Mike Gasher

Review Essay

The Mainstreaming of Media Critique
Derek Hrynyshyn
The Material Turn: Making Digital Media Real (Again)
Andreas G. Kitzmann


Studies in Political Economy: Developments in Feminism
Faiza H. Hirji
Mass Media Communication in Canada
James J. Killingsworth
Dialogue on the Internet: Language, Civic Identity,and Computer-Mediated Communication
Kristina C. Marcellus
Understanding Me: Lectures and Interviews by Marshall McLuhan
Donald Theal
No Time: Stress and the Crisis of Modern Life
Robert Babe
Rhythm Science by Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky that Subliminal Kid; Rhythm Science Audio Companion: Excerpts and Allegories from the Sub Rosa Archives
Owen B. Chapman
Memory Bytes: History, Technology, and Digital Culture
Zena Sharman
Continentalizing Canadian Telecommunications: The Politics of Regulatory Reform
Myles A. Ruggles
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