Publications

Peer Reviewed Journal Articles

 

Alex Burns and Ben Eltham. ‘Australia’s Strategic Culture: Constraints and Opportunities in Security Policymaking.’ 2014. Contemporary Security Policy 35(2): 187-210

 

Alex Burns and Stephen McGrail. ‘Examining Possible Internet Futures.’ 2012. Journal of Futures Studies 16(4): 33-49.

 

Doubting the Global War on Terror.’ 2011. M/C Journal 14(1) (March).

 

Alex Burns and Ben Eltham. ‘Catastrophic Failure Theories and Disaster Journalism: Evaluating Media Explanations of Australia’s ‘Black Saturday’ Bushfires.’ 2010. Media International Australia 137 (November), 90-99.

 

Alex Burns and Ben Eltham. ‘The Film Finance Corporation and Hollywood’s Race to the Bottom.’ 2010. Media International Australia 136 (August), 103-118.

 

Oblique Strategies for Ambient Journalism.’ 2010. M/C Journal 13(2) (May).

 

Select Issues With New Media Theories of Citizen Journalism.’ 2008. M/C Journal 11(1) (April).

 

Trevor Barr, Alex Burns, and Darren Sharp. ‘Seven Wonders: End Users and the Internet of the Future.’ 2005. Telecommunications Journal of Australia 55(4), 13-22.

 

The Worldflash of a Coming Future.’ 2003. M/C Journal 6(2) (April).

 

This Machine Is Obsolete: A Listener’s Guide to Nine Inch Nails’ The Fragile.’ 1999. M/C Journal 2(8) (December).

 

Peer Reviewed Book Chapters

 

Alex Burns and Ben Eltham. ‘Australia’s Strategic Culture: Constraints and Opportunities in Security Policymaking.’ In Jeffrey S. Lantis (ed.). Strategic Cultures and Security Policies in the Asia-Pacific. New York: Routledge, 2015, 22-45.

 

‘Civilization III: Digital Game-Based Learning and Macrohistory Simulations.’ 2005. Trans. Valentina Paggiarin. In Bittanti, Matt (Ed). Civilization: Storie virtuali, fantasie reali [Civilization: Virtual History, Real Fantasies],Video Ludica [Game Culture] series. Milan: Costa & Nolan, 2005, 142-164. ISBN: 8-7437-021-0 (paper).

 

Peer Reviewed Conference Papers in Edited Proceedings

 

Alex Burns and Barry Saunders. ‘Journalists as Investigators and ‘Quality Media’ Reputation.’ 2009. In Papandrea, Franco & Mark Armstrong (Eds.).Record of the Communications Policy & Research Forum 2009. Sydney: Network Insight Institute, 281-297.

 

Event Modelling for Policymakers and Valuation Analysts in Disruptive Innovation Markets: Digital Download Strategies for Radiohead’s In Rainbows and Nine Inch Nails’ The Slip.’ 2008. In Papandrea, Franco & Mark Armstrong (Eds.).Record of the Communications Policy & Research Forum 2008. Sydney: Network Insight Institute, 155-175.

 

Trevor Barr, Alex Burns and Darren Sharp. ‘Smart Internet 2010: A Smart Internet Technology CRC Report.’ 2005. In Papandrea, Franco & Mark Armstrong (Eds.). Communications Research & Strategy Forum Proceedings. Sydney: Network Insight Institute.

 

Peer-Reviewed Contract and Technical Reports

 

Trevor Barr, Alex Burns, and Darren Sharp. Smart Internet 2010: A Smart Internet Technology CRC Report. 2005. Sydney: Smart Internet Technology CRC.

 

Trevor Barr, Darren Sharp, and Alex Burns.Future Trends in Community Uptake of the Internet.’ 2004. Contract Research Report for Multimedia Victoria. Hawthorn: Faculty of Life & Social Sciences, Swinburne University.

 

Contributions to Non-Academic Edited Book Anthologies

 

‘The Artist-Entrepreneur.’ 2013. In The Esoteric Order of Beelzebub (ed.). The Sirius Workings vol. 3. Raleigh, NC: Lulu Press, Inc, 295-304.

 

Interview in ‘The Lights Never Go Out: Information Overload, Ambient News, and Future Practices: Interview Section.’ 2012. In Kaufhold, Kelly, Amber Willard Hinsley & Seth C. Lewis (Eds.). The Future of News: An Agenda of Perspectives (2nd ed.). San Diego, CA: Cognella Academic Publishing, 48.

 

‘A Canticle for Osama bin Laden.’ 2002. In Kick, Russ (Ed.). Everything You Know Is Wrong: The Disinformation® Guide To Secrets And Lies. New York: The Disinformation Company Ltd., 237-238. ISBN: 0-971-3942-0-2 (paper edition).

 

‘You Are Being Lied To: A Disinformation Books Roundtable.’ 2001. In Kick, Russ (Ed.). You Are Being Lied To: The Disinformation® Guide to Media Distortion, Historical Whitewashes, and Cultural Myths. New York: The Disinformation Company Ltd., 335-346. ISBN: 0-9664-100-7-6 (paper edition).

 

Masters Thesis

 

Fearful Asymmetries: Herman Kahn’s Nuclear Threat Models and the DPRK’s Nuclear Weapons Program. 2006. Monash University. Supervisor: Dr Andy Butfoy.

 

Magazine Articles with Original Research

 

‘Terror Australis.’ 2004. Internet.au Magazine (103, June), 24-28.

 

‘Google Zeitgeist.’ 2004. Internet.au Magazine (101, April), 30-34.

 

‘John Shirley’s A Song Called Youth Trilogy.’ 2001. Artbyte Magazine (February), 82, 84.

 

‘Back In Black: Designer Roger Black.’ 1999. Desktop Magazine (March), 44-47.

 

‘Caught In The Web: Jeffrey Veen.’ 1998. Desktop Magazine (July), 28-33.

 

‘IT Wars.’ 1998. Marketing Magazine (February), 48-51.

 

‘The Advertising Virus’ (cover-story). 1997. Marketing Magazine (November), 18-24.

 

‘The Tight Stuff.’ 1997. 21C Magazine (2/97, 23), 52-57.

 

‘Across The Divide: James Martin’ (cover-story). 1997. Information Age (February).

 

‘Will Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? A 21C Roundtable.’ 1997. 21C Magazine (1/97), 22-27.

 

‘Weird Science.’ 1996. 21C Magazine (4/96), 54-59.

 

‘In The RAW: Robert Anton Wilson.’ 1995. REVelation Magazine (#13), 36-40.

 

‘Operation Mind-Crime: The Selling of Noam Chomsky.’ 1995. REVelation Magazine (Autumn), 36-40.

 

‘The Personal Mythologist: J.G. Ballard.’ 1994. REVelation Magazine (Summer), 96-97.

 

Other Publications

 

RoyChristopher.com. 2007-17. ‘Summer Reading List’ contributions.

 

Alex Burns and Ben Eltham. ‘Twitter Free Iran: An Evaluation of Twitter’s Role in Public Diplomacy and Information Operations in Iran’s 2009 Election Crisis.’ 2009. In Papandrea, Franco & Mark Armstrong (Eds.). Record of the Communications Policy & Research Forum 2009. Sydney: Network Insight Institute, 298-310.

 

Josh Floyd, Alex Burns, and Jose M. Ramos. ‘A Challenging Conversation on Integral Futures: Embodied Foresight & Trialogues.’ 2008. Journal of Futures Studies 13(2): 69-86.

 

Disinformation website (1998-2008). 196 articles and dossiers with original research. Wayback Machine archive.

 

Evaluating Clayton Christensen & Disruptive Innovation.’ 2006. Draft contract research [27th June 2006 peer reviewed internal draft] for ‘The Disruptive Internet’ project in the Smart Internet Technology Cooperative Research Centre.

 

‘Quartet: Richard Slaughter’s Four Key Texts and the Rise of Critical Futures Studies.’ 2005. In Slaughter, Richard (Ed.). Towards A Wise Culture: Four Classic Futures Texts. Indooroopilly, Queensland: Foresight International. ISBN: 0-9757354-1-1 (peer-reviewed CD-ROM edition).

 

‘Is Futures Studies a Science or An Art?’ 2005. In Slaughter, Richard (Ed.). ‘Volume 1: Foundations.’ The Knowledge Base of Futures Studies: Professional Edition. Indooroopilly, Australia: Foresight International. ISBN: 0-9757354-0-3 (peer-reviewed CD-ROM edition).

 

‘Business Intelligence.’ 2005. In Slaughter, Richard (Ed.). ‘Volume 5: Synergies, Case Studies and Implementation.’ The Knowledge Base of Futures Studies: Professional Edition. Indooroopilly, Australia: Foresight International. ISBN: 0-9757354-0-3 (peer-reviewed CD-ROM edition).

 

‘Critiquing Hegemony, Pursuing Countercultural Agendas.’ 2005. In Inayatullah, Sohail & Ramos, Jose M. (Eds.). ‘Volume 4: The Views of Futurists.’ In Slaughter, Richard (Ed.). The Knowledge Base of Futures Studies: Professional Edition. Indooroopilly, Australia: Foresight International. ISBN: 0-9757354-0-3 (peer-reviewed CD-ROM edition)

 

Axel Bruns and Alex Burns. ‘Editorial.’ 2003. M/C Journal 6(2) (April) (editorial for co-edited issue ‘Share’).

 

Certified ‘Media Virus’ Junkie. 1999. M/C Reviews (27th October) (festival review).

 

‘Disclosing Coercion: An Interview with Douglas Rushkoff.’ 1999. Playboy.com’s ‘Digital Culture’ website.