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This Machine Is Obsolete: A Listener’s Guide to Nine Inch Nails’ The Fragile.’ 1999.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

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.

 

C2 – Other Contribution to a Refereed Journal
 

Burns, Alex & Axel Bruns. 2003. Editorial- ‘Share’. M/C Journal 6(2) (April). (HTML).

 

C3 – Non-Refereed Journal Articles
 

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

 

Submissions to Australian Government Reviews

2008. Submission to Australian Treasury’s Creeping Acquisitions discussion paper (10th October). (PDF).

2008. Response to Review of the CRCs Program (31st August). (PDF).

2008. Submission to Review of the National Innovation System (30th April). (PDF).

 

Online Publications

 

2012. Mediascapes, Conscientisation and Personal Foresight. (PDF).

2010. Fear of Deaf Cinema, AlexBurns.net (PDF). [Accepted for publication in M/C 13(3) (2010) but final edit undelivered to publisher due to illness.]

2008. Near Future Technology Trends. Presentation on 15th May 2008 to Swinburne University’s course HBI550/HBM550 Trends in International Business & Marketing. (PDF).

2006. Fearful Symmetries: Herman Kahn’s Nuclear Threat Models and the DPRK’s Nuclear Weapons Program. Masters thesis for Monash University’s Counter-Terrorism Studies program. (PDF).

 

Masters Publications

2006. An Evaluation of the Total Information Awareness (TIA) Project. (PDF).

2006. Embodied Foresight & Intelligence Analysis. Presentation to Monash University. (PPT).

2006. The Apocalyptic Style of Geopolitics incubation blog. (HTML).

2006. Digital Games & Search Future(s). Presentation on 8th December 2006 by Smart Internet Technology CRC team to Sensis. (PPT).

Burns, Alex & Peter Bruges. 2006. SITCRC Process Mapping & Value Chain presentation. (PPT).

2006. Communications Futures presentation. (PDF).

2006. Domain Anthropology presentation. (PPT).

Digital Games: Sociology Research presentation to Smart Internet Technology CRC. (PPT).

2005. Michael Klare & World Security Studies. (PDF).

2005. Islamism. (PDF).

2005. Political Islam & Nationalism. (PDF).

2005. From Wewelsburg to Project Monarch: Anatomy of a Fringe Violence Conspiracy. (PDF).

2005. Ethnopolitical Taxonomies. (PDF).

2005. International Relations Perspectives on Anti-Money Laundering Governance. (PDF).

2003. Confronting The Unthinkable (PDF).

 2003. Dotcom Deathwatch (PDF).

2003. Apocalypse Roulette (PDF).

2003. Epistemological Futures & Film Scanning (PDF).

2003. Summoning Hsi Wang Mu: Foresight, Global Risk and the SARS Outbreak, Masters presentation to Swinburne University’s Strategic Foresight program (PDF).

2002. Confronting The World Risk Society. (PDF).

 2002. Holonic Editing: New Media Responses to the Global Problematique. (PDF).

 2002. Adrian Slywotzky: The Zen of Strategic Anticipation. (PDF).

2002. The Art of Mega-Deals: Rupert Murdoch & Strategic Foresight. (PDF).

2002. Business Intelligence (PDF & PowerPoint presentation PDF).

 2002. Sculpting In Time: Integral Futures & Film Scanning. Presentation on 19th August 2002 to Swinburne University of Technology’s Strategic Foresight program. (PDF).

2002. Civilization III: Digital Game-Based Learning & Macrohistorical Simulations. (PDF).

2002. Is Futures Studies A Science Or An Art? (PDF).

 

Other Publications

2003. A Spiral Dynamics Field Manual for Film Scanning. (PDF).

Burns, Alex & Darren Sharp. 2003. Economics & Society course handbook. (PDF).

2003. Online Customer Service course handbook. (PDF).

2002. Disinformation Editorial Master List, 1998-2002. (PDF).

2002. Book Review: The Foresight Principle: Cultural Recovery in the 21st Century. (PDF).

2001. An Expanded Bibliography for Spiral Dynamics. (HTML).

1999. The Philosophy of Human Psychology: Identity Theory. (PDF).

1998. The Spiral Dynamics of Cinema Studies. (PDF).

1999. Amazon.com reviews. (HTML).

1998-2008. Disinformation Archive: Articles & Dossiers. (HTML 0f 1998-2003 site).