M/C Journal

M/C Journal was founded (as "M/C – A Journal of Media and Culture") in 1998 as a place of public intellectualism analysing and critiquing the meeting of media and culture. M/C Journal is a fully blind-, peer-reviewed academic journal, open to submissions from anyone. We take seriously the need to move ideas outward, so that our cultural debates may have some resonance with wider political and cultural interests. Each issue is organised around a one-word theme (see our past issues), and is edited by one or more guest editors with a particular interest in that theme. Each issue has a feature article which engages with the theme in some detail, followed by several shorter articles.

Current Issue

Vol. 24 No. 4 (2021): design

Edited by Nicole Sully, Timothy O'Rourke, and Andrew Wilson
Image: Maquette for Anish Kapoor’s sculpture for the Turbine Hall (Tate Modern), Museu Serralves, Porto, 2018. Photograph Tim O’Rourke.

Published: 2021-08-12


  • Design

    Nicole Sully, Timothy O'Rourke, Andrew Wilson


  • Better in Pictures Visual Literacy and the Cosmopolitan Imaginary

    Samuel Holleran


  • For Modern Children Design and Rhetoric of a 1960s Contemporary Toy Tea Set

    Curt Lund
  • Designing Player Intent through “Playful” Interaction A Case Study of Techniques in Transistor and Journey

    Heather Blakey
  • “What's the Brief?” Building a Discourse around the Graphic Design Brief

    Yaron Meron
  • Reframing Architecture through Design A “Meta-Framing” Approach to Making Shared Meaning in an Architecture Studio Context

    Mark Sawyer, Philip Goldswain
  • Designing for Curves Size and Shape Elements of 1950s-Style Fashion

    Lisa J. Hackett
  • Minimalist Design in the Age of Archive Fever On Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit’s “Interesting” Films about Networked Media

  • Transformative or Tokenistic? Exploring the Legitimacy of Participatory Design Methods within an Indigenous Context

    Harriette Poiner, Campbell Drake
  • Co-Designing Change Discussing an Indigenous Voice to Parliament and Constitutional Reform in Australia

    Bronwyn Fredericks, Abraham Bradfield
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