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Learning Design For Online Role Play Versus Simulation, Sandra Wills Dec 2010

Learning Design For Online Role Play Versus Simulation, Sandra Wills

Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education) - Papers

One outcome of Project EnROLE, an ALTC project to encourage uptake of online role play, is a refined learning design for simulation: Simulation Triad. The triad represents design decisions according to emphasis placed on Roles versus Problems versus Rules.


Australia's Proposed Internet Filtering System : Its Implications For Animation, Comic And Gaming (Acg) And Slash Fan Communities, Mark J. Mclelland Oct 2010

Australia's Proposed Internet Filtering System : Its Implications For Animation, Comic And Gaming (Acg) And Slash Fan Communities, Mark J. Mclelland

Faculty of Arts - Papers (Archive)

This paper investigates the implications of the Australian Government’s proposed Internet filtering system in the light of Australia’s blanket prohibition of ‘child pornography’ (including cartoons, animation, drawings, digitally manipulated photographs, and text) for Australian fan communities of ACG and slash. ACG/slash fan groups in Australia and elsewhere routinely consume, produce and disseminate material containing ‘prohibited content’ (i.e. featuring fictitious ‘under-age’ characters in violent and sexual scenarios). Moreover, a large portion of the fans producing and trading in these images are themselves ‘under age’. Focusing specifically upon the overwhelmingly female fandom surrounding Japanese ‘Boys’ Love’ (BL) manga ...


“Kissing Is A Symbol Of Democracy!” Dating, Democracy And Romance In Occupied Japan 1945-1952, Mark J. Mclelland Sep 2010

“Kissing Is A Symbol Of Democracy!” Dating, Democracy And Romance In Occupied Japan 1945-1952, Mark J. Mclelland

Faculty of Arts - Papers (Archive)

Japan’s defeat at the end of its fifteen years’ war in 1945 saw widespread changes to the family and gender system. Women were given political rights for the first time and were recognised as independent agents at work, in the home and in their romantic relationships. Whereas war-time ideology had brought about the “death of romance” in popular culture, with the relaxation of censorship at the war’s end, there was a sudden proliferation in discussion about the qualities of the “new” or “modern” couple and the popular press saw the rise of an eclectic range of “experts” offering ...


Travelling Partners: Using Literary Studies To Support Creative Writing About Real Spaces, Joshua M. Lobb Jan 2010

Travelling Partners: Using Literary Studies To Support Creative Writing About Real Spaces, Joshua M. Lobb

Faculty of Creative Arts - Papers (Archive)

This paper investigates the ways in which literary studies and critical theory can be used to provide writers with productive creative models for representing ‘real spaces’: that is, the incorporation of real locations within a creative work. Many new creative writing students begin with the premise ‘write what you know’, but often overlook the implications of including the names of real places in their work—whether it be Paris, Paddington Station or Prahran. The paper argues that the examination of existing creative work allows writers to understand the practical and the political ramifications of this activity. The paper will outline ...


Contemporary Art, Craft And The Audience Management Report, Jennie A. Lawson Jan 2010

Contemporary Art, Craft And The Audience Management Report, Jennie A. Lawson

Faculty of Creative Arts - Papers (Archive)

No abstract provided.


The Art Collection Ecosystem: Discovering Art Using Formal Concept Analysis, Tim Wray, Peter Eklund, Amanda Lawson Jan 2010

The Art Collection Ecosystem: Discovering Art Using Formal Concept Analysis, Tim Wray, Peter Eklund, Amanda Lawson

Faculty of Creative Arts - Papers (Archive)

We describe an application and case study in the design and evaluation of the Art Collection Ecosystem (ACE) | a Rich Internet Application that supports the ability of users to browse and explore art collections using Formal Concept Analysis. With a view of a system that allows browsing of tagged content, 25 participants conducted a usability study within the context of a popular social media website - Flickr. We describe key design elements within its user interface and incorporate re- visions of its design based on user feedback. We incorporate these results into a framework called CollectionWeb - a set of software, services ...


Collectionweb Digital Ecosystems: A Semantic Web And Web 2.0 Framework For Generating Museum Web Sites, Peter Eklund, Peter Goodall, Amanda Lawson, Tim Wray Jan 2010

Collectionweb Digital Ecosystems: A Semantic Web And Web 2.0 Framework For Generating Museum Web Sites, Peter Eklund, Peter Goodall, Amanda Lawson, Tim Wray

Faculty of Creative Arts - Papers (Archive)

CollectionWeb is a development platform for Web-based social media sites that distribute, display, annotate and management digital collection content. CollectionWeb is based on an approach that generates semantic navigation interfaces that induces pages from collection metadata using Formal Concept Analysis.


Toward Algorithmic Composition Of Expression In Music Using Fuzzy Logic, Wendy Suiter Jan 2010

Toward Algorithmic Composition Of Expression In Music Using Fuzzy Logic, Wendy Suiter

Faculty of Creative Arts - Papers (Archive)

This paper introduces the concept of composing expressive music using the principles of Fuzzy Logic. The paper provides a conceptual model of a musical work which follows compositional decision making processes. Significant features of this Fuzzy Logic framework are its inclusiveness through the consideration of all the many and varied musical details, while also incorporating the imprecision that characterises musical terminology and discourse. A significant attribute of my Fuzzy Logic method is that it traces the trajectory of all musical details, since it is both the individual elements and their combination over time which is significant to the effectiveness of ...


The Promise Of Fuzzy Logic In Generalised Music Composition, Wendy Suiter Jan 2010

The Promise Of Fuzzy Logic In Generalised Music Composition, Wendy Suiter

Faculty of Creative Arts - Papers (Archive)

Abstract. The paper outlines the rationale for using Fuzzy Logic, and Granular Computing, to emulate compositional decision making processes. Significant features of this Fuzzy Logic framework are that ambiguity in the music is maintained, while allowing the evolution of unfolding processes which reflects the temporal nature of music as performed. Granular Computing and Fuzzy Logic have been designed for physical and IT engineering applications to automate complex tasks. Fuzzy Logic is not only useful as an analytical concept, but also, can be generally applied to the production of music itself through a Fuzzy Logic control system. As artificial intelligence design ...


Expression In Process Music: Possibility Or Paradox?, Wendy Suiter Jan 2010

Expression In Process Music: Possibility Or Paradox?, Wendy Suiter

Faculty of Creative Arts - Papers (Archive)

Algorithmic composition progressed throughout the 20th century, as modernism became the dominant aesthetic, until finally ‘process music’ arrived, where the single remaining compositional decision related to what sonic resources to use. Composition pedagogy in the late 20th century did not explicitly include ‘expression’. This raises a second question, as repeatedly, musical discourse refers to ‘expression’, which seems to be something that audiences desire and to which they respond. Addressing these questions has lead me to reconsider the way music itself, and compositional processes, are characterised in music analysis. The outcome of my research is a new theory of music, using ...


Ludwig Van Beethoven: String Quartet F-Major: Introduction, Wendy Suiter Jan 2010

Ludwig Van Beethoven: String Quartet F-Major: Introduction, Wendy Suiter

Faculty of Creative Arts - Papers (Archive)

On 25 June 1799 “Carl Amenda gewidmet” was written on the first version of Beethoven’s String Quartet in F Major. Yet when the revised version was finally published in June 1801 it was dedicated to Prince Josef von Lobkowitz. What clues does this thought provoking change provide about Beethoven and his music? Indeed it points to significant aspects of Beethoven's professional career, his personal life, and his music, which were already taking shape at the age of 29 years.


Using Open-Source Platforms For Digital Media Production, Brogan Bunt Jan 2010

Using Open-Source Platforms For Digital Media Production, Brogan Bunt

Faculty of Creative Arts - Papers (Archive)

Media art, like contemporary art generally, has a strong critical aspect. Media art practice involves a crucial dimension of interrogating the cultural, social-political and material-aesthetic conditions of media. From Dada photographic collage through to contemporary hardware hacking there is a clearly evident concern to unsettle the representational transparency and taken-for-granted character of media. How does this inform the teaching of media art? It has obvious thematic importance, indicating paths of conceptual access and orientation, but what of the dimension of practice? What of the technical frameworks that we employ and the skills that we teach? How do they obtain a ...


Scientific Concepts In Singing: Do They Belong In A Student Toolbox Of Learning, Lotte Latukefu, I. Verenikina Jan 2010

Scientific Concepts In Singing: Do They Belong In A Student Toolbox Of Learning, Lotte Latukefu, I. Verenikina

Faculty of Creative Arts - Papers (Archive)

This article presents part of an Australian study the purpose of which was to look at learning singing in a pedagogical environment designed using sociocultural theory. The classroom environment was transformed over 5 years in consultation with other staff members and used the reflective journals that students wrote during that time, as a way of refining and changing the design. Themes emerging from the journals were analysed to inform changes to the design. One of the main themes to emerge was student reflections about the scientific concepts they were taught and the ways the concepts were introduced. These reflections became ...


The Virtual Museum Of The Pacific: New Context, New Knowledge, New Art, F. Krishnabhakdi-Vasilakis Jan 2010

The Virtual Museum Of The Pacific: New Context, New Knowledge, New Art, F. Krishnabhakdi-Vasilakis

Faculty of Creative Arts - Papers (Archive)

In a post colonial world, traditional representations of cultural artifacts in museums are challenged by rapidly proliferating online presence of collections and associated narratives. The Virtual Museum of the Pacific (VMP) project, which can be characterised as a digital ecosystem, is developing a social media platform designed to enable a variety of user communities to engage with the Pacific Collections of the Australian Museum. This engagement has the potential to disrupt the museum’s control over the display and interpretation of its ethnographic collections. There is a growing trend for artists from Indigenous or creator communities, whose cultural heritage is ...


P[A]Ra[Pra]Xis: Towards Genuine Realtime ‘Audiopoetry’, Josh Dubrau, Mark Havryliv Mh675@Uow.Edu.Au Jan 2010

P[A]Ra[Pra]Xis: Towards Genuine Realtime ‘Audiopoetry’, Josh Dubrau, Mark Havryliv Mh675@Uow.Edu.Au

Faculty of Creative Arts - Papers (Archive)

P[a]ra[pra]xis is an ongoing collaborative project incorporating a two-piece software package which explores human relations to language through dynamic sound and text production. Incorporating an exploration of the potential functions and limitations of the ‘sign’ and the intrusions of the Unconscious into the linguistic utterance via parapraxes, or ‘Freudian slips’, our software utilises realtime subject response to automaticallygenerated changes in a narrative of their own writing to create music. This paper considers the relative paucity of truly interactive realtime text and audio works and provides an account of current and future potential for the simultaneous production ...


Literary Communities: Writers' Practices And Networks, Catherine Cole, Anitra Nelson Jan 2010

Literary Communities: Writers' Practices And Networks, Catherine Cole, Anitra Nelson

Faculty of Creative Arts - Papers (Archive)

This paper discusses a new direction for research on creative writing: exploring the formative contexts within which writers develop, receive recognition and are celebrated, our approach centres on literary networks and activities that characterize well-recognised literary communities. By studying the UNESCO Cities of Literature network, our research aims to identify and analyse key formative experiences for contemporary creative writers, although in this paper we simply refer to one of those cities — Melbourne. We hypothesize that the notion of a ‘community of practice’ has potential to be a constructive way to interrogate writers’ practices within literary communities to inform arts policy ...


Swallow - Illustration For Cover Of Poetry Monograph By Claire Potter, Lucas M. Ihlein Jan 2010

Swallow - Illustration For Cover Of Poetry Monograph By Claire Potter, Lucas M. Ihlein

Faculty of Creative Arts - Papers (Archive)

Illustration for Cover of Poetry Monograph by Claire Potter, entitled Swallow, published 2010. An image of this can be seen on this website. Big Fag Press.


Html Colour Codes, Su Ballard Jan 2010

Html Colour Codes, Su Ballard

Faculty of Creative Arts - Papers (Archive)

The HTML Color Codes exhibition features a selection of internet based artwork that address the topic of digital color. The central question that the exhibition poses is whether or not artists working with the internet are in fact limited to a "ready-made" color palette, a premise that many artists working with film, photography, and mass produced, standardized paint sets have assumed. The rationale for this question stems from theories of perception that argue that color is a not ready-made object found in a paint set or machine, but rather it is an experience that results from a complex process of ...


Artworks Exhibited In The Exhibition "Zeitbytes", Brogan Bunt Jan 2010

Artworks Exhibited In The Exhibition "Zeitbytes", Brogan Bunt

Faculty of Creative Arts - Papers (Archive)

Two algorithmic print works included in the ZeitBytes group show at Project Contemporary Art Space, Wollongong. The exhibition had a local digital arts focus. It included work by the following artists: Roz Batten, Brogan Bunt, Warren Burt, Kurt Brereton, Gino Chiodi, April Griffiths, Dulcie Dal Molin, Andrew Netherwood and Lea Williams.


How Different Is Different? Investigating Criteria For Different Identity Judgments, Harold C. Hill, Michelle Corcoran, Peter Claes, John Clement Jan 2010

How Different Is Different? Investigating Criteria For Different Identity Judgments, Harold C. Hill, Michelle Corcoran, Peter Claes, John Clement

Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences - Papers (Archive)

Any face seen for the first time will have a closet neighbour in memory. In order to avoid false alarms, we must be able to distinguish similar from identical faces. Work is reported investigating same/different judgments as a function difference in three dimensional shape defined in terms of standard deviation in a principal component based face space. The aim is to determine the criterion difference below which observers respond “same”. A threshold corresponding to a dprime of 1 was also calculated. Both were first measured under three conditions – same view images, different view images and animated images of the ...


Strategies To Address Iodine Deficiency In Australia Require Ongoing Monitoring And Surveillance, Heather Yeatman, Karen E. Charlton Jan 2010

Strategies To Address Iodine Deficiency In Australia Require Ongoing Monitoring And Surveillance, Heather Yeatman, Karen E. Charlton

Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences - Papers (Archive)

No abstract provided.


Poor Iodine Status And Knowledge Related To Iodine On The Eve Of Mandatory Iodine Fortification In Australia, Heather Yeatman, Karen E. Charlton, Fiona Houweling Jan 2010

Poor Iodine Status And Knowledge Related To Iodine On The Eve Of Mandatory Iodine Fortification In Australia, Heather Yeatman, Karen E. Charlton, Fiona Houweling

Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences - Papers (Archive)

Background: Mandatory fortification of bread with iodised salt is proposed to address the re-emergence of iodine deficiency in Australia and New Zealand. The impacts of fortification require baseline data of iodine status among vulnerable sectors of the population. Objective: To assess the iodine status of healthy women and to investigate consumer understanding and attitudes related to the proposed mandatory iodine fortification programme. Design: Cross-sectional sample of 78 non-pregnant women aged 20-55 y was conveniently sampled in Wollongong, NSW. A single 24-hr urine sample was collected for urinary iodine concentration (UIC). A selfadministered questionnaire assessed consumer understanding, perceptions and attitudes related ...


Urinary Sodium Excretion, Dietary Sources Of Sodium Intake And Knowledge And Practices Around Salt Use In A Group Of Healthy Australian Women, Karen E. Charlton, Heather Yeatman, Fiona Houweling, Sophie Guenon Jan 2010

Urinary Sodium Excretion, Dietary Sources Of Sodium Intake And Knowledge And Practices Around Salt Use In A Group Of Healthy Australian Women, Karen E. Charlton, Heather Yeatman, Fiona Houweling, Sophie Guenon

Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences - Papers (Archive)

Objective: Strategies that aim to facilitate reduction of the salt content of foods in Australia are hampered by sparse and outdated data on habitual salt intakes. This study assessed habitual sodium intake through urinary excretion analyses, and identified food sources of dietary sodium, as well as knowledge and practices related to salt use in healthy women. Methods: Cross-sectional, convenient sample of 76 women aged 20 to 55 years, Wollongong, NSW. Data included a 24 hour urine sample, three-day food diary and a self-administered questionnaire. Results: Mean Na excretion equated to a NaCl (salt) intake of 6.41 (SD=2.61 ...


Regulating The Types Of Foods And Beverages Marketed To Australian Children: How Useful Are Food Industry Commitments?, L Hebden, Lesley King, Bridget P. Kelly, Kathy Chapman, Christine Innes-Hughes, Nilakshi Gunatillaka Jan 2010

Regulating The Types Of Foods And Beverages Marketed To Australian Children: How Useful Are Food Industry Commitments?, L Hebden, Lesley King, Bridget P. Kelly, Kathy Chapman, Christine Innes-Hughes, Nilakshi Gunatillaka

Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences - Papers (Archive)

Aim: Any regulation of food marketing to children requires clear definitions of the types of foods considered inappropriate and subject to restrictions. The aim of this research was to examine the commitments made by signatory companies of the Australian Food and Grocery Council’s Responsible Marketing to Children Initiative regarding the types of foods considered appropriate for marketing to children. Methods: Nutrient criteria developed by signatory food companies were examined by comparing (i) thresholds set for negative nutrients (saturated fats, added sugars and sodium) and total energy to two existing nutrient criteria: Healthy Kids Association and the National Heart Foundation ...


From The Editor, Linda C. Tapsell Jan 2010

From The Editor, Linda C. Tapsell

Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences - Papers (Archive)

No abstract provided.


Toddler Milk Advertising In Australia: The Infant Formula Ads We Have When We Don’T Have Infant Formula Ads, Nina J. Berry, Sandra Jones, Donald Iverson Jan 2010

Toddler Milk Advertising In Australia: The Infant Formula Ads We Have When We Don’T Have Infant Formula Ads, Nina J. Berry, Sandra Jones, Donald Iverson

Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences - Papers (Archive)

The Marketing in Australia of Infant Formula: Manufacturers’ and Importers’ Agreement (MAIF) prevents manufacturers and importers from advertising infant formula. However, toddler milks, which share brand identities with infant formula, are advertised freely; and recent research suggests consumers fail to distinguish between advertising for infant formula and for toddler milk. This study examined whether Australian parents recalled having seen advertisements for ‘formula’. Most respondents (66.8%) reported seeing an advertisement for infant formula, with those who had only seen non-retail advertising more than twice as likely to believe that they had seen such an advertisement as those who had only ...


Australian Mental Health Consumers' Contributions To The Evaluation And Improvement Of Recoveryoriented Service Provision, Sarah L. Marshall, Lindsay G. Oades, Trevor P. Crowe Jan 2010

Australian Mental Health Consumers' Contributions To The Evaluation And Improvement Of Recoveryoriented Service Provision, Sarah L. Marshall, Lindsay G. Oades, Trevor P. Crowe

Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences - Papers (Archive)

No abstract provided.


Industry Self-Regulation Of Food Marketing To Children: Reading The Fine Print, Lana Hebden, Lesley King, Bridget P. Kelly, Kathy Chapman, Christine Innes-Hughes Jan 2010

Industry Self-Regulation Of Food Marketing To Children: Reading The Fine Print, Lana Hebden, Lesley King, Bridget P. Kelly, Kathy Chapman, Christine Innes-Hughes

Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences - Papers (Archive)

Issue addressed: Despite the evidence showing the negative influences of food marketing on children’s dietary beliefs and behaviours, and risk of adiposity, regulatory action to limit unhealthy food marketing has made little progress within Australia. Our aim was to describe and critically examine the Australian Food and Grocery Council’s (AFGC) approach to self-regulate food marketing to Australian children through the Responsible Marketing to Children Initiative (Initiative). Methods: The Initiative’s core principles and the commitments of the 16 signatory companies (as at December 2009) were assessed in terms of their capacity to limit unhealthy food advertising in media ...


Does Exercise Have A Role In The Management Of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus?, Herbert Groeller, Sandra Lowe, Anthony Worsley, Arthur Jenkins Jan 2010

Does Exercise Have A Role In The Management Of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus?, Herbert Groeller, Sandra Lowe, Anthony Worsley, Arthur Jenkins

Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences - Papers (Archive)

Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is associated with a marked increase in the long-term risk of type 2 diabetes and adverse pregnancy outcomes. Engaging in vigorous recreational physical activity prior to and during pregnancy significantly reduces the risk of developing GDM. In contrast, evidence of a therapeutic effect from participation in a structured exercise training regimen, although promising, is limited and requires further more substantial investigation. This paper briefly reviews the pathophysiology of GDM, the evidence related to physical activity participation and exercise regimen intervention on GDM, and the clinical considerations required for prescribing exercise. Key Words: gestational diabetes mellitus • exercise ...


The Importance Of Play In Organisation, Irina M. Verenikina, Helen M. Hasan Jan 2010

The Importance Of Play In Organisation, Irina M. Verenikina, Helen M. Hasan

Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences - Papers (Archive)

The role of play as a `social innovation' is attracting emerging research attention since it can affect the emotional climate and complex collaborative performance of the modern workplace. The psychology of play recognises the benefits of incorporating play and `playing games' at work. The increasing use of computer games throughout our society motivates the use of games and game technology for serious purposes including education, training and research. While managers are often reluctant to publicly state that play is good for work, they are willing to use the term `Serious Games'. These are games that engage users in their pursuit ...