Contributors - M

Alan Macdougall

Alan Macdougall is currently in his second year of a Master of Communicationsat Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. His interests include the many novel uses of cryptography from Public Key Infrastructures to untraceable Electronic Cash. He also owns one or two unassuming pseudonymous identities on ICQ and YahooMail.


Marian Macken

Marian Macken is completing her Master of Architecture (Thesis) at the University of Technology, Sydney on the topic of representation, specifically architectural scale models as post factum documentation. She has degrees in architecture and landscape architecture and has taught at the University of New South Wales, RMIT University and UTS. She is also a designer, writer and maker of artistsí books.

Adrian Mackenzie

Adrian Mackenzie works in the Institute for Cultural Research, Lancaster University, UK on culture, media and technology. His publications include Transductions: Bodies and Machines at Speed (Continuum, 2002). He is currently researching cultures of code and the politics of infrastructure.

Sean Maher

Sean Maher is an award winning short filmmaker and PhD candidate in film and television at Queensland University of Technology (QUT) researching the city and cinema. He holds a Masters of Arts (Research) Honours First Class, University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Film Studies, a Masters of Arts Coursework, Film and Theatre, UNSW, a Bachelor of Creative Arts, University of Wollongong and University of Massachusetts, USA. He has been a lecturer at the Australian Film, Television and Radio School (AFTRS), UNSW, University of Technology, Sydney and QUT. In 2001, he was a media policy researcher at the Communications Law Centre and sole author of the Australian Film Commission report, Internationalisation of Australian Film and Television (2003). He has contributed feature articles for the Sydney Film Festival, written regular film and theatre reviews and worked as a film festival organiser for the New York Anthology Film Archives. Cinema and all things urban are his raison d`Ítre.

Kerry Mallan

Kerry Mallan is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Cultural and Language Studies at QUT. She has published 3 books and her latest publication (co-edited with Sharyn Pearce) is Youth cultures: images, texts and identities (Greenwood, forthcoming 2003). Her many journal articles and book chapters on aspects of children's literature and youth film have appeared in Australian and international publications.

Stephen Mallinder

Stephen Mallinder is a founder member of pioneering electronic act Cabaret Voltaire. He moved to Australia in the mid-1990s, establishing Off World Sounds in 1996, and recorded under the names Sassi & Loco and The Ku-Ling Bros. Concurrently, Stephen Mallinder has also held consultancy positions for Sony Music Australia and Mushroom Music. He has been Talks Producer for RTR-FM. Currently, Stephen Mallinder is undertaking a PhD with the title Movement.

Martin Mantle

Martin Mantle is a casual lecturer at University of New England where he has taught in Theatre Studies, Films studies, English and Cultural Studies and Mathematics Education. Martin also works at the local public library. Martin received his PhD from the University of New England in 2005, and his thesis investigated representations of blind men in theatre, film and television. His current research interests include illness, injury and impairment in the construction of Australian identity and gender and disability.

Steven Maras

Steven Maras teaches in the Media and Communications Department, University of Sydney. His research interests cross communication studies, screen studies, media production, philosophy and social analysis.


Jon Marshall

Jon Marshall is currently a research fellow at the University of Technology Sydney, conducting a project investigating the effects and constructions of gender in online interaction. His previous work has consisted of an ethnography of the mailing list 'Cybermind', and a history of Alchemy in Great Britain. His most recent publications include articles on the construction of the internet as 'space', on netsex in an online community, and on Jung's theory of alchemy.

Jonathan Marshall

Dr Jonathan Marshall is a Research Fellow at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, Edith Cowan University. His work focuses on the relationship between the history of performance and the history of medicine, touching on such topics as the histories of madness, neurology, the body, hysteria, theatre, dance, the sports and physical hygiene movement, photography and early cinematography. Material from his doctoral thesis Performing Neurology: The Dramaturgy of Dr Jean-Martin Charcot (University of Melbourne: 2003) has been published in the Proceedings of the Western Society of French History (2002) and the online journal Double Dialogues (2003). Marshall has also published on contemporary Australian performance in Australasian Drama Studies (2001-4). Since 1992, he has also worked as an arts critic and reviewer for the street press (In Press Magazine, Melbourne), community radio (3RRR, 3CR, Melbourne) and other outlets (The Age, The Big Issue Australia, the Ausdance Victoria newsletter, the Goethe Institut’s magazine Kultur, et cetera). Marshall is currently a contributing editor for the national arts journal RealTime Australia.

P. David Marshall

P. David Marshall is professor and chair of the Department of Communication Studies at Northeastern University. He is the author of many articles on media and popular culture, new media and cultural studies. His most recent book is New Media Cultures (Arnold Publishers/Oxford University Press, 2004). His past books include Celebrity and Power (Minnesota, 1997) and the co-authored Fame Games (Cambridge University Press2000/1) and Web Theory (Routledge, 2003). He is currently completing an edited collection entitled The Celebrity Culture Reader for Routledge, scheduled for publication in 2005.

Ric Masten

Ric Masten was born in Carmel, California, in 1929. He has toured extensively over the last thirty years, reading his poetry in well over 400 colleges and universities in North America, Canada, and England. He is a well-known conference theme speaker and is a regular on many television and radio talk shows. He lives with his poet-wood carver wife Billie Barbara in the Big Sur mountains of California. He has 13 books to his credit.


Suchitra Mathur

Suchitra Mathur teaches English language and literature at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India. Postcolonial and feminist theories provide the theoretical framework for her teaching as well as her research, both of which have recently expanded to include Indian popular culture as represented by detective fiction, comic books, and Bollywood cinema.

Sherry Mayo

Sherry Mayo is an East Village NYC artist who has completed her BA in BioArt Independent Studies at Boston College and her MFA at New York University. After a period of serving as a Research Assistant in Pathology and Cardiac Research, she is presently engaged in arts and technology development in higher education, through network, data base, web and graphic design at New York University. She is a current adjunct professor at the School of Visual Arts, teaching Digital Video; her current exhibitions include: HERE Gallery, SoHo, 1998 US Video Expo, Smack Mellon Gallery, Stockholm,, Void, NYC, and currently at


Debra Mayrhofer

Debra Mayrhofer is a freelance journalist who teaches in the School of Communication and Arts at Edith Cowan University. She completed a BA in Anthropology at UWA before studying journalism at the University of Canberra. She worked for the Australian Film TV and Radio School and Film Australia then moved into scriptwriting and documentary research, however journalism lured her back. Her academic research interests are children\ís rights; political participation; environmental activism; and the representation of sustainability. She writes for a number of cycling and environmental publications, as well as mainstream dailies.

Ken McAllister

Ken S. McAllister is Associate Professor of Rhetoric and Technology in the Department of English at the University of Arizona. He is the author of Game Work: Language, Power, and Computer Game Culture (University of Alabama Press, 2004), co-editor with Joseph Chaney and Judd Ruggill of the forthcoming Computer Culture Reader (Cambridge Scholars Press), and co-director of the Learning Games Initiative.


Em McAvan

Em McAvan is a 3rd-year PhD candidate at Murdoch University in Perth writing on popular culture and spirituality. Em is also a poet and musician, having released records on labels in the UK and Germany, and has been known to make the odd mash-up under a suitably anonymous pseudonym.

Chris McConville

Chris McConville is Senior Lecturer in Australian and Cultural Studies, University of the Sunshine Coast, where he teaches on crime fictions and urban environments.

Matt McDonald

Matt McDonald is a Ph.D. candidate in the School of Political Science and International Studies at the University of Queensland.

Margaret McDonnell

Margaret McDonnell is a freelance editor and indexer who is using her practical experience as background for a Master of Philosophy at University of Queensland,under the supervision of Gillian Whitlock. Margaret's area of research is the cultural intersection where Indigenous writer meets non-Indigenous editor. For a number of reasons copyright is of great importance at this junction -- especially in the genre of life writing -- and is a major theme in her thesis.

Joy McEntee

Joy McEntee teaches American literature and film at the University of Adelaide. Other research interests include revenge (because it's daft and bloody), and the politics of nannying (because there's always screaming). She isn't a talented fighter, but that doesn't seem to stop her dragging the coat.

Shane McGrath

Shane McGrath is a PhD candidate in the Department of Gender Studies at the University of Sydney, where his research focusses on discourses of border control in Australia and their relations to contemporary forms of capital accumulation.

Mark McGuire

Mark McGuire is a Lecturer in the Department of Design Studies at the University of Otago, where he has taught Digital Media Design and Theory since 1994. He operated a Toronto-based graphic design and consulting company for ten years before moving to Dunedin in 1993. Mr McGuire studied Fine Arts, Architecture, and Information Science, and is currently completing a PhD on virtual communities.

Alec McHoul

Alec McHoul teaches in the School of Media Communication & Culture at Murdoch University. His research interests are in discourse analysis and cultural theory. He is currently working on problems concerning culture, time, technology and training.

Susan McKay

Dr Susan McKay is a former pharmacist who now teaches communication and cultural studies in the School of English, Media Studies and Art History at the University of Queensland. She helped establish the Media and Cultural Studies Centre there in 1995 and remains an Associate Director. Her current research is in health and the media.

Ann McLean

Artist Ann McLean reaches beyond realism into a comfort zone of pure design. Voracious intellectual, sensory and social appetites drive her creative spirit. Her abstracts demonstrate the influences of Bacon, Bourgeois, Giaciometti and Miro, among many others. Time spent in Europe, Turkey and most recently, India has enriched her appreciation of design, art, architecture and culture.

The current collection (2004-2005) reflects her personal minimal style. The focus of texture, colour and line are common features of the other creative aspects of her life: interior design, textiles, garden design, botanical collection and travel photography. Clearly, these oils display a passion for fluid form, solid, chunky texture and concentrations of colour.


Tami McMahon

For the past 13 years Tami has dedicated her career to philanthropic endeavours in the not-for-profit area of the health sector in Australia and the UK. Her current position as the Director of Fundraising for the National Heart Foundation (WA Division) involves various fundraising and public relations initiatives. Over the past two years, Tami has been excited by the prospects of the new HeartNET Website developed in conjunction with Edith Cowan University and has been involved in various aspects of its implementation.


Michelle McMerrin

Michelle McMerrin is a PhD candidate and sessional lecturer in Scriptwriting at Edith Cowan University. She is currently making a documentary investigating Pentecostal/Charismatic eschatology, geopolitics and dialectical critical realism. Her other interests include screenwriting theory, George Orwell, and permanently eradicating dog hair.

Brian McNair

Brian McNair is Professor of Journalism & Communication at the University of Strathclyde. He is the author of many books and articles on the relationship between politics and the media, including Journalism and Democracy (2000), Mediated Access (2003, with Matthew Hibberd and Philip Schlesinger), and An Introduction to Political Communication (4th edition, 2007).

Felicity Meakins

After satisfying a natural curiosity of death in her Honours thesis, Felicity is currently pursuing a Masters degree in a newer brand of linguistic philosophy, Relevance theory and its application to impoliteness. This research interest derives from a chronic, but potentially fatal case of foot-in-mouth dis-ease, cured only by repeating the proverb "a closed mouth gathers no feet" at appropriate intervals. She generally neglects her treatment. Other research interests also include the Minimalist Programme (Hail to thee Chomsky), language evolution and IRC discourse.

Graham Meikle

Graham Meikle is the author of Interpreting News (Palgrave Macmillan 2008) and Future Active: Media Activism and the Internet (Routledge 2002). He lectures in the Department of Film, Media & Journalism at Stirling University in Scotland.

Angelika Melchior

Angelika Melchior has recently completed a Master of Creative Industries in Creative Enterprise at QUT and is currently working with Internet development for Swedbank in Stockholm, Sweden. She has focussed her research around New Media Technologies and their impact on consumers’ lives as well as consequences for business development and marketing communications. She has a special interest in privacy and copyright issues relating to new technologies, and specialises in online communications, brand development and usability.

Claudia Mesch

Claudia Mesch is Assistant Professor in the Art Department at Cleveland State University, Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.A. She has published in Art History, Sculpture and Dialogue; her essay "Never Readymade: Martha Stewart and the Recoding of Female Labor in Recent Art" is forthcoming in the anthology No Place Like Home: Making Sense of Martha Stewart(Toronto: House of Anansi Press). She is finishing a book on postwar European performance art and urban space, and plans to continue her study of the art of the game in modernism and in contemporary culture.

Jacqueline Mikulsky

Jacqueline Mikulsky, a former secondary school English teacher, was drawn to her graduate work after witnessing the various levels of social interaction, including discrimination, in the classroom. She holds a Masters degree in Sociology and Education from Teachers College, Columbia University and is currently a doctoral candidate at the University of Sydney. Her research examines the links between school climate and academic self-concept for same-sex attracted young people in Australia.

Kate Milberry

Kate Milberry has an MA in Communication and Social Justice from the University of Windsor, in Ontario, Canada. She is currently completing her PhD in the School of Communication at Simon Fraser University in BC, Canada. Her research interests include tech activism in the global justice movement and emancipatory uses of the Internet.

Tim Milfull

Tim Milfull is a freelance writer, film critic, television producer and presenter. He also serves as the ‘screens’ editor of M/C Reviews.

Andie Miller

Andie Miller started out professional life as a freelance actress. This was followed by seven years as resource manager at the Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation (CSVR) in Johannesburg, South Africa. She currently works as webmaster for the CSVR and the National Development Agency, and is doing a course in Travel Writing at the Graduate School for the Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of the Witwatersrand.

Edward D. Miller

Edward D. Miller is the Acting Chair of the recently formed Department of Media Culture at The College of Staten Island/City University of New York. His book, Emergency Broadcasting and 1930s American Broadcasting, is published by Temple University Press.

Sarah Miller

Sarah Miller is currently working in the user needs program of the Smart Internet Technology Cooperative Research Centre. Her focus is on young people and new communications technologies. This interest stems from earlier work in online learning, computer games and evaluation of public Internet access programs.

Toby Miller

Toby Miller is Professor of Cultural Studies at New York University. He is the author of eight books and is the editor of the new journal Television and New Media.

Brett Mills

Brett Mills is a Lecturer in Film and Television Studies at the University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK. He is the author of Television Sitcom (London: BFI, 2005) and How to Read Media Theory (with David Barlow, Harlow: Pearson, forthcoming). He teaches on media theory, television history, and sitcom. His research interests include comedy, media and identity, the relationships between television and reality, and media pleasures. He owns a house in Splott that has been on television.

Esther Milne

Esther Milne is a PhD candidate in English at the University of Melbourne, researching the history of email. She also teaches media and literature at Swinburne University.

Peta Mitchell

Peta Mitchell is a lecturer in the School of English, Media Studies, and Art History at the University of Queensland. She is the author of Cartographic Strategies of Postmodernity (Routledge, 2007) and a number of book chapters and articles on critical theory and twentieth-century literature. Her research interests include online publishing, new media technologies, spatial theory, and metaphor.

Teodor Mitew

Teodor has an MA in Philosophy of History from the Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland. He is also an alumnus of the American Institute on Political and Economic Systems in Prague, Czech Republic.
He is currently pursuing a Doctoral Degree in Internet Studies at Curtin University of Technology in Perth, Western Australia. His research interests lie in ad-hoc network activism, organizational theory, property rights discourses, pragmatist philosophy, as well as the political, subversive and ephemeral aspects of the net.

Steven Mizrach

Dr. Steven Mizrach is an adjunct faculty member of the Department of Sociology/Anthropology at Florida International University. His dissertation and other documents pertaining to this research can be found at his homepage. At various points in his life, Dr. Mizrach has been a computer consultant, a videographer, a BBS junkie, a 'zine writer, and an author of techno music. He is perennially interested in the intersections between technology, consciousness, and culture. He is, as always, seeking more permanent and gainful employment within the knowledge industry, and appreciates any and all job offers of that nature.


Bill Mohr

Bill Mohr is a returning student who is finishing his Ph.D. dissertation at UCSD in the Department of Literature. A chapter from his dissertation appeared in The Sons and Daughters of Los: Culture and Community in L.A. (Temple UP, 2003).

Tom Mole

Dr Tom Mole is Leverhulme Early Career Fellow in the Department of English Literature at the University of Bristol, UK. His forthcoming book argues that the modern phenomenon of celebrity emerged in the Romantic period, and that Lord Byron should be studied as one of its earliest examples and most astute critics. Under that rubric he investigates the often strained interactions of artistic endeavour and commercial enterprise, the material conditions of Byron’s publications, and the place of celebrity culture in the history of the self.

Carol Morgan

Carol Morgan is Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio, U.S.A. She earned her B.S. (1990) from the University of Illinois, M.A. (1993) from Northern Illinois University, and Ph.D. (1996) from the University of Nebraska. She is in her second year at Wright State University, and teaches a wide variety of classes such as Advanced Interpersonal Communication, Gender and Communication, Broadcast Criticism, and Interviewing.

Beverley Moriarty

Dr Beverley Moriarty is campus co-ordinator for the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Education on the Gladstone Campus of Central Queensland University. Her most widely cited research relates to self-efficacy, learning environments, and mathematics in pre-service teacher education. She has been a member of the Australian Traveller Education Research Team since 1993 and also enjoys working with developing researchers.

Ieuan Morris

Ieuan Morris is a graduate of St Martin?s School of Art, London and gained an MA at the Film and TV School of the Royal College of Art. He is a Reader in Film at the newly established Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries at the University of Glamorgan and lectures in European and Avant-garde cinema, screenwriting and directing. His work on video and film, both drama and documentary, has been screened in the UK on Channel Four TV, BBC2 and S4C, as well as in galleries in the USA and Canada. Hi recent short films have been selected by a number of international film festivals. His current research interests include the exploration of alternative approaches to classic continuity in narrative film.

Sue Morris

Sue Morris is a Ph.D. candidate in Media and Cultural Studies at the University of Queensland, and is currently researching online multiplayer computer game culture. Her specific areas of interest include the construction and negotiation of subjectivity in gaming environments, gender and games, and the current fears surrounding issues of game violence and game addiction. In a dim, distant past life when she still actually had time to playgames she was an avid player of first-person-shooter and strategy games and was founder of Australia's first all-female Quake IIclan.

Miranda Mowbray

Miranda Mowbray works at Hewlett Packard Laboratories, where she researches societal aspects of the Internet; she is currently coediting a book on Online Communities. She is the official culinary expert of soc.culture.italian, and joint winner of trAce's Electropoetry prize. She loves to chat.

Cameron Muir

Cameron Muir is an Honours graduate from the University of Technology, Sydney. He has worked at Jumbunna Indigenous House of Learning and is a member of ReconciliACTION. He is currently researching environmental history and discourse in Australia.

Warwick Mules

Warwick Mules teaches in the School of Humanities at Central Queensland University. He reads in postmodern theory, and is interested in visual culture and its relation to technology. He is currently writing a book on visual culture.

Mark Mullen

Mark Mullen--callsign "Taiaha"--flies online for the "Firebirds" 56th (Fighter) Squadron, RAF in the MMOG flight sim _Aces High_. In his spare time he teaches writing and cultural studies at the George Washington University in Washington D.C.

Vivienne Muller

Vivienne Muller lectures in literary and cultural studies in the discipline of Creative Writing and Cultural Studies, QUT. She is the co-editor of the book Manning the Next Millenium and has published a number of articles on representations of the sexualised and gendered body.

Kimberley Mullins

Kimberley Mullins holds a PhD in politics and performance from the University of Northumbria in Newcastle, UK. She currently lives and works in St. Johnís, NL, Canada.

Anna Munster

Anna Munster is a writer, digital media artist and occasional lecturer with the Department of Gender Studies, University of Sydney, and the Department of Art History and Theory, College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales. She is currently working on a CD-ROM, titled Wunderkammer, funded by the Australian Film Commission and due out in 2000. She is also in the last stages of her Ph.D. at the College of Fine Arts, University of NSW.

Andrew Murphie

Andrew Murphie is Senior Lecturer in the School of Media and Communications at the University of New South Wales, Sydney. He has written on technology; digital aesthetics; popular music; and Deleuze and Guattari. He is co-author, with John Potts, of Culture and Technology (London:Palgrave, 2002).

Simone Murray

Simone Murray is an Australian Research Council Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the School of English, Media Studies & Art History at The University of Queensland. She has a particular interest in the multiplatforming of digital media content within globalised media conglomerates.

Mark Mussari

Mark Mussari earned his Ph.D. in Scandinavian Languages and Literature from the University of Washington, Seattle. A translator and editor, he also teaches in the Core Humanities program at Villanova University. His research focuses on chromatic language and questions the hierarchy of language over image in most literary criticism.