Contributors - T

Jo Tacchi

Jo Tacchi holds a PhD in Social Anthropology from University College London. She is an Associate Professor in the Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation, Queensland University of Technology. She has specialized in research on radio and new media technologies and currently works on a range of media research and development projects in Australia and the Asia and Pacific region. Jo has worked closely with UNESCO’s Regional Bureau for Communication and Information for the Asia and Pacific region to develop and test the Ethnographic Action Research methodology. In collaboration with local, national and international partners Jo is First Chief Investigator on three ARC Linkage projects which have in common the application of ethnographic methods to creative old and new media practices. Jo worked with Lawrence English in 2002 to establish QUT’s first experiment in streaming audio – EMIT, a site for Brisbane’s experimental music and sound.


Teemu Taira

Teemu Taira is working on his Ph.D. concerning life projects of the unemployed. He is a researcher in Comparative Religion in the Department of Cultural Studies at the University of Turku, Finland. His academic background is in Comparative Religion and in Cultural History. His areas of interest range from religion and life projects in the postmodern culture to Lawrence Grossberg's Cultural Studies.

Michael Angelo Tata

Michael Angelo Tata received his MA in Creative Writing/Poetry from Temple University and his MA in Liberal Studies from the New School for Social Research, and is in the process of completing his PhD in English through the CUNY Graduate Center. His poetry and criticism have appeared in the journals Lit, Lungfull, kenning, Bad Subjects, Found Object, Rhizomes> and to the quick, as well as the Critical Studies compilation From Virgin Land to Disney World: Nature and Its Discontents in the USA of Yesterday and Today (Editions Rodopi, 2001) and the forthcoming Madonna Studies anthology Drowned Worlds (Ashgate, 2002). His first chapbook of poetry, The Multiplication of Joy into Integers, won the 2002 Blue Light Poetry Prize and appeared in 2003.

Rohan Tate

Rohan Tate took his first picture as a child with Box Brownie camera, and grew up with an appreciation for architecture from his father who is an architect. Based in the inner western suburbs of Sydney, he combines his interests in photographic studies of Victorian, Federation and contemporary house design.

Jinna Tay

Jinna Tay is about to submit her PhD dissertation, Looking Modern: Fashion Journalism and Cultural Modernity in Shanghai, Singapore and Hong Kong. As part of her ongoing research interest on city, she is one of the convenors of online list multipliCity and has edited the “Creative Cities” section in Creative Industries (London: Blackwell, 2005). She also writes, teaches and publishes in the area of fashion journalism. Prior to the PhD, she completed her Honours dissertation on the topic of multiculturalism and national identity in the Australian Republican Referendum. She is at the Creative Industry Faculty, Queensland University of Technology.

Paul Taylor

Paul Taylor is a lecturer in the Sociology of Technology at the University of Salford and author of Hackers(Routledge 1999).

Sophie Taysom

Sophie Taysom is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Government, University of Queensland. Her dissertation explores the politics of technology, gender and the mountain bike.

David Teh

David Teh lectures in Art, Technology and New Media at the College of Fine Arts (UNSW), Sydney. He is a PhD candidate at the Power Institute at the University of Sydney, researching critical and cultural theory; mythologies of information economics; and the work of Jean Baudrillard. He is a co-founder and facilitator of the Fibreculture mailing list for critical internet culture.


Glen Thomas

Glen Thomas lectures in creative and professional writing in the Creative Industries Faculty, QUT.

Bill Thompson

Bill Thompson is currently on faculty in the Department of Psychology, York University, Canada, where he is also cross-appointed to the Department of Music. As of July 1, 2002, his new position will be Director: Communication, Culture & Information Technology, University of Toronto, Canada. He is on the editorial board for the journals Psychomusicology and Music Perception. He publishes on the topic of music and psychology, including links between music and emotion, and between music and speech prosody. He is currently writing a book entitled Music, Thought & Feeling for Oxford University Press. He regularly composes and performs music for film, stage, and radio.

Peter Thompson

Peter Thompson is a lecturer in the School of Communication at UNITEC. His primary research interests lie in the field of international communication. He has conducted research into the political economy of telecommunications and media policy in Thailand (joint publication with Glen Lewis forthcoming in Media International Australia) and broadcasting policy in New Zealand (publication forthcoming in the New Zealand Political Review).

Susan Thompson

Susan Thompson is Associate Professor and Head of the Planning and Urban Development Program in the Faculty of the Built Environment, University of NSW. Her research and teaching interests are wide and cross-disciplinary – they include cultural diversity and its impacts on the city; home and belonging; healthy planning; and the use of qualitative research methods in built environment disciplines. 2007 sees the publication of her edited text, Planning Australia: An Overview of Urban and Regional Planning, by Cambridge University Press.


Farida Tilbury

Farida Tilbury lectures in Sociology and Community Development at Murdoch University. Prior to taking up this position she was employed as research officer with the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (WA) as part of the National Continence Management Strategy, to develop a public and GP educational program on incontinence. Her research interests include race, ethnicity and identity, migration, refugees, health, and methodology, and she has a number of publications in these areas. She runs the Discourse Analysis Group (DAG) at Murdoch.

Sebnem Timur

Sebnem Timur was born in Ankara in 1974. She graduated from the Department of Industrial Design at METU in 1994 and received her degrees of MFA (1996) and Ph.D. (2001) from Bilkent University, Department of Graphic Design. She has worked as a research assistant at METU in the Department of Industrial Design, and has conducted a post-doctoral study with Prof. Daniel Miler as an Honorary Research Fellow at University College London in the Department of Anthropology, Material Culture (2002-2003). She is currently teaching at Istanbul Technical University, Department of Industrial Design; her research interests mainly concentrate on design and particularly objects as cultural phenomena at the intersection point of semiotics, material culture and visual culture studies.

David Toop

Born near London in 1949, David Toop is a musician (guitar, flutes, laptop), writer, and curator. A Visiting Professor at the University of the Arts London, and Visiting Research Fellow at the Sound Arts & Design Department of the London College of Communication, he is currently an AHRC (Arts and Humanities Research Council) Research Fellow in the Creative and Performing Arts. His project – Sound Body – is a three year study of digital technology and improvised music performance.

He has written four books, currently translated into seven languages: Rap Attack (now in its third edition), Ocean of Sound (included in the Observer Music Monthly’s 50 Greatest Music Books Ever), Exotica (a winner of the 21st annual American Books Awards for 2000), and Haunted Weather. His first album, New and Rediscovered Musical Instruments, was released on Brian Eno\’s Obscure label in 1975; since 1995 he has released seven solo albums, including Screen Ceremonies, Pink Noir, and Black Chamber. His most recent releases are Doll Creature, with Max Eastley, and breath taking, with Akio Suzuki, and his forthcoming album, Sound Body, will be released by David Sylvian’s Samadhisound label in November 2006.


Ligia Toutant

Ligia Toutant is a Ph.D. (ABD) in Social Sciences and Comparative Education at University of California, Los Angeles. A huge fan of opera, she is a regular at the Opera in LA and she is the occasional co-host of a classical music radio show The KCSN Opera House. Latest shows include Christmas Eve aired on 22 Dec. 2004, 21 Dec. 2005, 20 Dec. 2006, 19 Dec. 2007; Luceafârul, Golem, Arald aired on 16 Apr. 2007; Ariane et Barbe-Bleue aired on 2 Jan. 2008; and Don Pasquale aired on 30 Apr. 2008. Her research interests include: studies in comparative and international education, studies in sociology, and studies in human communication.

Mandy Treagus

Mandy Treagus teaches cultural and literary studies and media at the University of Adelaide. She has previously published on women's sport, popular music, television and contemporary and colonial women's fiction. She doesn't play soccer.

William Tregoning

William Tregoning is a PhD student with the Department of Gender Studies at the University of Sydney. His research is on the significance of the persistent attachment to authentic identity and his research interests include popular music and self-help.

Patti Tsarouhis

Patti Tsarouhis is an independent film maker, currently employed providing metadata solutions to the broadcast industries. Patti holds a BA in Media Communications from the University of New South Wales. Research interests include download culture, internet identities, and technologies of surveillance.

Emy Tseng

Emy Tseng is currently a Program Associate in the Media, Arts and Culture unit at the Ford Foundation where she works on issues of information and communications policy. Her research focus is on broadband Internet policy and community networking. She has consulted on policy and strategy for several community networking projects including NYCwireless, Fiber to Woods Hole (FTWH) and LINCOS (Little Intelligent Communities). She spent twelve years in the software industry as an engineer, project manager and architect in the areas of computer networking, database systems and supercomputing.

Bethaney Turner

Dr Bethany Turner is a lecturer in the school of Creative Communication at the University of Canberra. Her areas of interest in the field of cultural theory include theories of representation and discourse, identity politics, gender studies, and chicana feminist theory. She is also interested in political economy and the nature of social revolutionary movements in developing nations. Her PhD investigated the discursive practices employed by the Zapatista movement of Mexico.

Julie Turnock

Julie Turnock is a lapsed Indiana University graduate student in art history, currently teaching in Central Japan. Amid bites of sea urchin sushi, she is busy performing gender and thematizing otherness.

Imogen Tyler

Imogen Tyler is a Lecturer in Media and Cultural Studies in the Institute for Cultural Research at Lancaster University. Her research and publications are in the areas of: Theories of Identity (narcissism, gender, embodiment, body image, national and cultural identity, race and identity, identity politics, social class), Critical and Cultural Theory (feminist theory, continental philosophy, cultural history, psychoanalysis) and Visual Culture and Media (popular culture, news media, alternative and `counter` media, celebrity culture, online communities).

Belinda R. Tynan

Belinda Tynan currently works at the University of New England, NSW, Australia as Leader of the Academic Unit at the Teaching and Learning Centre. She has ongoing research interests in distance education, academic staff development and collaboration. She has been collaborating with Dawn Garbett on a number of projects related to teaching and learning and improving practice since 2001.