About

I am a scholar, educator, trainer/assessor in the areas of Digital Media, Communication, and Computer History.

Specific areas of expertise are:
internet studies, media ecology, internet history, computer history (in particular the Commodore personal computers, and the demoscene), digital methods, software studies.

I have been a sessional (adjunct) academic from 2001 to the present.  During that time I have delivered teaching to all levels of undergraduate and postgraduate coursework, both on-campus and via distance education.

I am also a qualified Vocational and Workplace Trainer/Assessor.

 

If you are interested in any of the themes or ideas presented here on this page please feel free to contact me.
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Publications

*  2015 – Muir, Adam and Daniel Hourigan (eds). “Editors’ Introduction to the Technique issue”.  M/C: Media and Culture, Vol 18, no 2.  http://journal.media-culture.org.au/index.php/mcjournal/article/view/975

* 2004 – Muir, Adam. “Virtual Strangers, Imaginary Friends”. The Griffith Review. Edition 3: Webs of Power.  https://griffithreview.com/articles/virtual-strangers-imaginary-friends/

*  2003 – Stockwell, Stephen & Adam Muir. “The Military-Entertainment Complex: A New Facet of Information Warfare”, ::FibreCulture:: Journal. Vol 1, no 1.
http://one.fibreculturejournal.org/fcj-004-the-military-entertainment-complex-a-new-facet-of-information-warfare

Projects

Current Research includes:
* Unearthing the Auscene:  Personal Micro-computer history in Australia, specifically the Commodore Amiga series (mid-1980s to 1990s) and the related creative-computing communities that comprise the Demoscene(s). #Auscene

* The Software-Defined-Media Ecosystem:  Extending concepts from North American Media Ecology to make sense of the contemporary media environment.  #SoftwareDefinedMedia

* Applying “digital methods” to Media Ecology research.

* Promoting Internet Privacy and Security for everyday citizens.


PAST:

*  “Researching Creative Micro-Computing in Australia” (2015).  Promotional Video – Play It Again Project (Flinders University of South Australia). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hR8-10qjoiI

Upcoming Talks and Conferences

UPCOMING:
nil so far.


PAST CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS:


  • 2017-10 “More than a Metaphor: The Software-Defined Media Ecosystem”.  Freshlines Symposium 2017, Griffith University, Brisbane.

  • 2017-07 “More than a Metaphor: Introducing the Software-Defined-Media Ecosystem”. ANZCA17  University of Sydney.

  • 2014-06 “Unearthing the Auscene”. Born Digital and Cultural Heritage conference. ACMI, Melbourne.

  • 2012-11 “Demoscene: Art from Algorithms”. CODE conference. Swinburne University, Melbourne.

  • 2012-09 “The Australian Demoscene as a Creative Community”. Creative Communities 3, Gold Coast.

  • 2006-10 “Internetwork Ecology”. Association of Internet Researchers: IR7, Brisbane.

  • 2006-07 “Media Ecology and the Internet”.  School of Arts in-house work-in-progress seminar series, Griffith University.

  • 2003-07 “Military-Entertainment Complex”. Fibreculture 3: FibrePower, Powerhouse Brisbane.

  • 2002-03 “Virtuality and Online/Offline Life”. School of Arts in-house seminar series, Griffith University.

Memberships


  • Producer  — NoAgenda Show (twice-weekly podcast covering geo-political current events and media deconstruction)

  • Associate Member — Media Ecology Association

  • Associate Member — Free Software Foundation

  • Creative Commons

  • Electronic Frontier Foundation

  • 4zZz 102.1FM (Brisbane community radio)

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