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. 2 (2021): dark

Edited by Luke Heemsbergen, Alexia Maddox, Amelia Johns, Toija Cinque, and Robert W. Gehl
Image by Luke Heemsbergen, ”Displayed is #000000, the hex colour for black‟.

Published: 2021-04-26


  • Dark

    Luke J Heemsbergen, Alexia Maddox, Toija Cinque, Amelia Johns, Robert Gehl


  • Going Dark How Google and Facebook Fought the Australian News Media and Digital Platforms Mandatory Bargaining Code

    Tama Leaver


  • A Study in Anxiety of the Dark What Is There to Be Afraid of in Social Online Spaces?

    Toija Cinque
  • Digging in Crypto-Communities’ Future-Making From Dark to Doge

    Alexia Maddox, Luke J Heemsbergen
  • ‘I’m Not Afraid of the Dark’ White Colonial Fears, Anxieties, and Racism in Australia and Beyond

    Bronwyn Fredericks, Abraham Bradfield
  • Embodied Perceptions of Darkness Multistable Experiences of Mobile Media in the Urban Night

    Jess Hardley
  • Between, Behind, and Out of Sight Conversation in Dark Social Spaces

    Naomi Smith
  • In the Shadow of Platforms Challenges and Opportunities for the Shadow of Hierarchy in the Age of Platforms and Datafication

    Ashlin Lee
  • Darkness, Datafication, and Provenance as an Illuminating Methodology

    Suneel Jethani, Robbie Fordyce
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