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Treated Timber, Toxic Time-Bomb: The Need For A Precautionary Approach To The Use Of Copper Chrome Arsenate (Cca) As A Timber Preservative, N. Lansbury, Sharon Beder Feb 2005

Treated Timber, Toxic Time-Bomb: The Need For A Precautionary Approach To The Use Of Copper Chrome Arsenate (Cca) As A Timber Preservative, N. Lansbury, Sharon Beder

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Timber preserved with Copper Chrome Arsenate (CCA) is ubiquitous in Australia. Wood, such as radiata pine, is treated with CCA to protect it from insects, rot and fungus. CCA-treated timber is commonly used on telegraph poles, decking, fencing, landscaping, vineyard stakes, picnic tables and in playgrounds. However the arsenic in CCA leaches out of CCA-treated timber and arsenic is toxic and can cause cancer in the long-term.

There is a growing body of scientific evidence that timber treated with CCA poses a danger to both humans and the environment. As a result, authorities around the world are imposing tighter restrictions ...


Long Distance Composing For Computer Controlled Microtonal Acoustic Instruments, Warren A. Burt Jan 2005

Long Distance Composing For Computer Controlled Microtonal Acoustic Instruments, Warren A. Burt

Faculty of Creative Arts - Papers (Archive)

From mid 2004 until early 2005, I was involved in a project to compose works for a series of computercontrolled acoustic instruments, some of which are microtonal, built by Godfried Willem Raes and associates at the Logos Foundation in Gent, Belgium. However, I was in Wollongong. I composed for these works by long distance, using the internet, in a slow, non-real time manner. Further, I composed the music for these instruments using a series of over two dozen mathematical functions that I implemented for John Dunns ArtWonk and SoftStep Windows algorithmic composing environments. The pieces then, are the product of ...


Love Goes To Market, Anthony Macris Jan 2005

Love Goes To Market, Anthony Macris

Faculty of Creative Arts - Papers (Archive)

When, in the mid 1990s, I started writing my second novel, Great Western Highway (Capital, Volume One, Part Two), I knew I wanted to deal with two things: love and capitalism. Neither is easy to write about, the first because it has been written about so much, the second because 'capitalism' is such a polarising term, and one that belongs more to economics and politics than literature. But I persevered, mainly because I had no choice. Most writers don't choose what they want to write about: it chooses them. What starts as an unconscious preoccupation soon becomes a full-blown ...


Camarilla, Vanessa Badham Jan 2005

Camarilla, Vanessa Badham

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Camarilla is a play by V. Badham. Her first UK production, Kitchen, was produced at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2002, and was followed there by Bedtime for Bastards and Camarilla (both 2003) and Waitin' 4 Da G and Nikolina (both 2004). Badham's work has been staged in London at the King's Head and Theatre503, and at The Belt and the East Village Festival in New York and by Living Theatre in Reykjavik.

Today. London. A terrorist bomb. A leftist academic finds herself and her daughter injured in the wreckage of an incomprehensible blast and its unimaginable consequences. As ...


Empowering J-Students To Think And Write In A 'Flat' World, Eric Loo Jan 2005

Empowering J-Students To Think And Write In A 'Flat' World, Eric Loo

Faculty of Creative Arts - Papers (Archive)

Australian journalism education has progressed from its vocational model. predominant in the '70s and '80s. to a somewhat hybridised form where theoretical explications sit comfortably with skills training. The past decade or so has seen a distinct body of Australian journalism practice-led research emerging, with applied journalism texts authored by local educators used widely in undergraduate and postgraduate classes. The journalism education paradigm may well soon shift, with the useful features retained and less useful ones discarded. This commentary explores some of the useful features.


Artwork Exhibited In "Bleak Epiphanies: An Exhibition Of Small Black Things.", Jacky Redgate Jan 2005

Artwork Exhibited In "Bleak Epiphanies: An Exhibition Of Small Black Things.", Jacky Redgate

Faculty of Creative Arts - Papers (Archive)

The artistic director of Australia's biggest ever contemporary art exhibition (the 1982 Sydney Biennale) curates a special show for Sydney's smallest art venue, the Virginia Wilson Art office on Darley Street in Darlinghurst. Virginia Wilson asked William Wright to curate an end of year show for her small space in Darlinghurst, a request he responded to with alacrity. Up to 30 artists have agreed to produce a work for the exhibition, adhering to Bill's criteria of black and no more than 10" in any dimension. Artists include Rodney Pople, Jacky Redgate, Matthys Gerber, John Nicholsons and Moana ...


Artwork Exhibited In The Exhibition "Bleak Epiphanies.", Julius G. Van Den Berg Jan 2005

Artwork Exhibited In The Exhibition "Bleak Epiphanies.", Julius G. Van Den Berg

Faculty of Creative Arts - Papers (Archive)

The artistic director of Australia's biggest ever contemporary art exhibition (the 1982 Sydney Biennale) creates a special show for Sydney's smallest art venue, the Virginia Art office on Darley Street in Darlinghurst. Virginia Wilson asked William Wright to curate an end of year show tor her small space in Darlinghurst, a request he responded to with alacrity.


Pocket Gamelan: A Pure Data Interface For Mobile Phones, Greg Schiemer, Mark Havryliv Mh675@Uow.Edu.Au Jan 2005

Pocket Gamelan: A Pure Data Interface For Mobile Phones, Greg Schiemer, Mark Havryliv Mh675@Uow.Edu.Au

Faculty of Creative Arts - Papers (Archive)

This paper describes software tools used to create java applications for performing music using mobile phones. The tools provide a means for composers working in the Pure Data composition environment to design and audition performances using ensembles of mobile phones. These tools were developed as part of a larger project motivated by the desire to allow large groups of non-expert players to perform music based on just intonation using ubiquitous technology. The paper discusses the process that replicates a Pure Data patch so that it will operate within the hardware and software constraints of the Java 2 Micro Edition. It ...


Sunflowers [Musical Score], Wendy Suiter Jan 2005

Sunflowers [Musical Score], Wendy Suiter

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Dlux Media Arts - D>Art05: Distributed Art And Mobile Journeys, Su Ballard Jan 2005

Dlux Media Arts - D>Art05: Distributed Art And Mobile Journeys, Su Ballard

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Exhibitions are often about product rather than process. Like a trade show demo, the curated exhibition is the opportunity for artists to showcase their research, innovation, and general creative endeavour alongside that of their peers. There is time for the work to be examined, experimented with, and opened up to a visiting public. This kind of exhibition model has for a long time been problematic for works that do not exist within a defined 3D space, or a comfortably measured duration. D>Art05 and Mobile Journeys address the temporal and spatial restrictions of the exhibition model by making the work ...


Jacky Redgate - Survey 1980-2003, Jacky Redgate Jan 2005

Jacky Redgate - Survey 1980-2003, Jacky Redgate

Faculty of Creative Arts - Papers (Archive)

Startling, sophisticated, elegant and subtle are just some of the terms used to describe the work of Sydney-based, Australian artist, Jacky Redgate. This survey exhibition, initially developed as three shows by the Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia will be shown in its entirety for the first time as part of the Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts' 2005 exhibition program. Redgate's innovative and experimental work operates on a number of different registers and at the intersection of different fields including photography, sculpture, installation and optical art. Engaging with art history and contemporary theory, Redgate's ongoing interest in mathematical ...


Entropy And Digital Installation, Su Ballard Jan 2005

Entropy And Digital Installation, Su Ballard

Faculty of Creative Arts - Papers (Archive)

What would it mean if communication were exact? That, in spite of the real, material, spaces of message, channel, format, filters, modulations, mediation, and plain old error, it might be possible to exclude all noise and see through to some pure space of connection and transmission. Despite my curiosity, I suspect the result would be disappointingly dull, or simply redundant. The search for perfect communication is as pointless as trying to find an audio space not infected with electromagnetic waves, or a gallery space where only one work is apprehended at a time. Our communications spaces are always already determined ...


It's A Small World After All: Susan Norrie's Enola, Su Ballard Jan 2005

It's A Small World After All: Susan Norrie's Enola, Su Ballard

Faculty of Creative Arts - Papers (Archive)

This essay explores the movements of cinema as it is refashioned within an art gallery space. In addition it charts a number of research ideas as they find themselves manifest alongside Australian artist Susan Norrie’s digital video installation ‘ENOLA’ (2004). The essay engages with a current argument in new media theory surrounding the influence and relevance of the cinematic apparatus for analysis of new media, and suggests that although both cinema and new media can be understood through shared aspects of movement, duration, and sound, to reference cinema directly in a digital gallery installation also introduces a number of ...


D>Art05 Distributed Art And Mobile Journeys, Su Ballard Jan 2005

D>Art05 Distributed Art And Mobile Journeys, Su Ballard

Faculty of Creative Arts - Papers (Archive)

There is time for the work to be examined, experimented with, and opened up to a visiting public. This kind of exhibition model has for a long time been problematic for works that do not exist within a defined 3D space, or a comfortably measured duration. D>Art05 and Mobile Journeys address the temporal and spatial restrictions of the exhibition model by making the work available for download both during and post-exhibition. Visitors to the exhibition could bring their mobiles and download any of the fourteen works in Mobile Journeys, in effect, mobilising the work.


For Nothing, Ian A. Mclean Jan 2005

For Nothing, Ian A. Mclean

Faculty of Creative Arts - Papers (Archive)

n the seventies, it is widely believed, Western art lost faith in its own originality and got caught in an endless retro-vision. There was nevertheless something terribly original about the art they produced. These thoughts went through my head when Domenico de Clario showed me the premise of an exhibition he was curating called For Nothing. It read like a manifesto from the seventies: Is it possible to make a work whose raison d'etre is not dependent on critiquing another artist? Is it possible to make a work that does not cost anything to make, that does not aspire ...


The Relationship Between Self-Esteem And Academic Achievement In High Ability Students: Evidence From The Wollongong Youth Study., Wilma Vialle, Patrick C. L. Heaven, Joseph Ciarrochi Jan 2005

The Relationship Between Self-Esteem And Academic Achievement In High Ability Students: Evidence From The Wollongong Youth Study., Wilma Vialle, Patrick C. L. Heaven, Joseph Ciarrochi

Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences - Papers (Archive)

The relationship between self-esteem and academic achievement is one that is regarded by many educators as a well-established fact. This belief has been often invoked in order to argue against the provision of ability grouping for gifted students. Refuting that commonly-held belief, this research examined the relationship between self-esteem and academic achievement in 65 high-ability secondary students, a sample drawn from a longitudinal study of over 900 students. The research demonstrated that there were no differences in measured selfesteem between the gifted and non-gifted students. More contentiously, though, the research found no correlation between self-esteem and academic achievement for the ...


Visual Perception Of Touchdown Point During Simulated Landing, Stephen A. Palmisano, Barbara Gillam Jan 2005

Visual Perception Of Touchdown Point During Simulated Landing, Stephen A. Palmisano, Barbara Gillam

Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences - Papers (Archive)

Experiments examined the accuracy of visual touchdown point perception during oblique descents (1.5o-15o) toward a ground plane consisting of (a) randomly positioned dots, (b) a runway outline, or (c) a grid. Participants judged whether the perceived touchdown point was above or below a probe that appeared at a random position following each display. Although judgments were unacceptably imprecise and biased for moving dot and runway displays, accurate and unbiased judgments were found for griddisplays. It is concluded that optic flow per se does not appear to be sufficient for a pilot to land an airplane and ...


Young People's Help-Seeking For Mental Health Problems., Debra Rickwood, Frank P. Deane, Coralie J. Wilson, Joseph V. Ciarrochi Jan 2005

Young People's Help-Seeking For Mental Health Problems., Debra Rickwood, Frank P. Deane, Coralie J. Wilson, Joseph V. Ciarrochi

Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences - Papers (Archive)

This paper summarises an ambitious research agenda aiming to uncover the factors that affect help-seeking among young people for mental health problems. The research set out to consider why young people, and particularly young males, do not seek help when they are in psychological distress or suicidal; how professional services be made more accessible and attractive to young people; the factors that inhibit and facilitate help-seeking; and how community gatekeepers can support young people to access services to help with personal and emotional problems. A range of studies was undertaken in New South Wales, Queensland and the ACT, using both ...


Kuninjku Modernism: New Perspectives On Western Arnhem Land Art, Ian Mclean Jan 2005

Kuninjku Modernism: New Perspectives On Western Arnhem Land Art, Ian Mclean

Faculty of Creative Arts - Papers (Archive)

Many of Australia's most interesting artists are not based in the few large metropolitan centres in which other countries focus their cultural effort. The wellspring of the Indigenous art movement is the numerous small communities and outstations in remote Australia. Further, the tiny fraction of Australians who live in these settlements outperform other Australian artists, no matter what measure is used. In this respect Australia lives up to its Antipodean legend; here everything is back to front: the centre is the periphery and the periphery the centre. However there is another way of looking at it. Australia might be ...


The Art Of Others: Nolde, Preston & Views Of Indigenous Art, Friederike Krishnabhakdi-Vasilakis Jan 2005

The Art Of Others: Nolde, Preston & Views Of Indigenous Art, Friederike Krishnabhakdi-Vasilakis

Faculty of Creative Arts - Papers (Archive)

The emergence of Australian Aboriginal art in post-colonial Australia reflects a history of cultural separation between European and Aboriginal art. Up to late 20th Century—Aboriginal culture was 'invisible' within the wider 'nation-building' identity. The definition, role and status of Aboriginal art has changed dramatically in Australia over the past thirty years, but in Europe no similar shift into a postcolonial ideology is evident.


Developing Multi-Literacies In Technology-Enhanced Environments, Natalie Cooper, Lori Lockyer, Ian M. Brown, David R. Blackall, Barry M. Harper Jan 2005

Developing Multi-Literacies In Technology-Enhanced Environments, Natalie Cooper, Lori Lockyer, Ian M. Brown, David R. Blackall, Barry M. Harper

Faculty of Creative Arts - Papers (Archive)

Our lives are constantly being transformed by new technologies, global economies and cultures (Anstey, 2002). Educators in the 21st century are faced with the task of preparing students to function successfully in this ever changing and increasingly technological, globalised society. This has important implications for current practices in literacy education and it has been argued that new types of literacies need to be cultivated to ensure education is relevant in today’s society (Kellner, 2000). In fact, having a degree of mastery over a wide range of 21st century literacies may mean the difference between “a fully functioning life and ...


The Green Constituency - Evidence From Cunningham, Stephen M. Brown, Damien Cahill Jan 2005

The Green Constituency - Evidence From Cunningham, Stephen M. Brown, Damien Cahill

Faculty of Arts - Papers (Archive)

There has been much interest during recent years in the factors underpinning a rise in support for the Greens in Australian politics. For several years, the Greens have laid claim to the title of a third force in Australian politics. Their leader, Bob Brown, is now one of the more recognizable politicians in the news media. At the 2004 Federal election, support for the Greens easily surpassed, for the first time, that of the Democrats, hitherto the Greens’ main rival in the 'third political force' stakes. Examining the Federal seat of Cunningham as a case study, this paper seeks to ...


Art And Advocacy: Mary Alice Evatt In The 1930s And '40s, Melissa Boyde Jan 2005

Art And Advocacy: Mary Alice Evatt In The 1930s And '40s, Melissa Boyde

Faculty of Arts - Papers (Archive)

On her return to Australia from Europe in 1939, Mary Alice Evatt remarked in an interview for the Australian Women s Weekly that paintings devoted to gum trees, sheep, koalas and misty seascapes were the only Australian works selected to hang in World Fair Art Exhibitions. In addition she derided the decision makers who overlooked Australia's modernist, experimental artists, many of whom were women: 'if only those in authority were to select the paintings of Australian artists who prefer creation to photography, and were less overawed by official selection bodies, Australia might find a worthy place on the art ...


Tales Of Internment: The Story Of Andrea La Macchia, Gaetano Rando Jan 2005

Tales Of Internment: The Story Of Andrea La Macchia, Gaetano Rando

Faculty of Arts - Papers (Archive)

Relates the plight of one Italian migrant, Andrea La Macchia, who arrived in Australia in 1940 only to be caught up in the events following Italy's entry into the war by being interned for nearly three years. His story is placed in the general context of the internment experience.


Pocket Gamelan: An Extensible Set Of Microtonal Instruments, Greg Schiemer, Mark Havryliv Mh675@Uow.Edu.Au Jan 2005

Pocket Gamelan: An Extensible Set Of Microtonal Instruments, Greg Schiemer, Mark Havryliv Mh675@Uow.Edu.Au

Faculty of Creative Arts - Papers (Archive)

This paper describes the prototype for a set of mobile instruments in which java phone technology has been adapted for performing microtonal music. The prototype was developed using widely available mobile phone handsets instead of building new hardware. The paper discusses aspects of j2me development together with limitations of the mobile platform used for the project. Development issues such as real-time audio, microtonal MIDI implementation and control using Bluetooth communication are discussed. The paper also describes tools developed so existing algorithmic composition and tuning software can be used to compose music for mobile devices. It concludes with discussion of various ...


Europe And Refugees: A Sparrow's Eye View, Alastair Davidson Jan 2005

Europe And Refugees: A Sparrow's Eye View, Alastair Davidson

Faculty of Arts - Papers (Archive)

This chapter contrasts Australian and European policies and attitudes towards refugees and asylum seekers, and suggests that underlying European attitudes there is a stronger sense of social decency, based on a longer and deeper historical perspective. A detailed examination of European treatment of refugees and asylum seekers would be more critical of European treatment, but compared with Australia's, European refugee policy does not appear so bad. While it is easy to point at figures like Le Pen or the late Pym Forteyn as examples of European failure, the difference between Australia and Europe is summed up in the Human ...


The British And Rubber In Malaya, C1890-1940, James Hagan, Andrew Wells Jan 2005

The British And Rubber In Malaya, C1890-1940, James Hagan, Andrew Wells

Faculty of Arts - Papers (Archive)

This paper aims to explain the relations between Capital and Labour on the rubber plantations in Malaya until the time of the Japanese invasion. It examines the way in which the British acquired and controlled land as a resource, and the ways in which companies raised and applied investment capital. It considers the means of recruiting an adequate supply of labour, and controlling it as a workforce; it demonstrates a close relationship between the rubber companies and the State, which was modified by the special interests of the State itself.


Report On The International Conference: 'Mobile Communications And Health: Medical, Biological And Social Problems', Sept 20-22 2004, Moscow, Russia, Donald Maisch Jan 2005

Report On The International Conference: 'Mobile Communications And Health: Medical, Biological And Social Problems', Sept 20-22 2004, Moscow, Russia, Donald Maisch

Faculty of Arts - Papers (Archive)

This conference report summarizes the research, views, disagreements, recommendations and conclusions of the above conference, with the author's comments on the apparent editing and changing of the final press release compared to what was stated or agreed at the conference.


Australia And Asia - Refugee Practices And Policies, Jo Coghlan, Robyn Iredale Jan 2005

Australia And Asia - Refugee Practices And Policies, Jo Coghlan, Robyn Iredale

Faculty of Arts - Papers (Archive)

The demise of the old European empires and the rise of the modern nation state meant that masses of people were displaced by the new boundaries and new principles of the nation state. Mass migration, forced or voluntary-a consequence of the nationalist or ethnic makeup of many new states-created the modern refugee. Refugees are people who have been forced to leave their homelands because of a well-founded fear of persecution or a threat to their survival or that of their immediate families. International laws were developed to protect those not protected by their own governments or who came under threat ...


Challenges In Understanding Public Responses And Providing Effective Public Consultation On Water Reuse, Stewart Russell, Gregory R. Hampton Jan 2005

Challenges In Understanding Public Responses And Providing Effective Public Consultation On Water Reuse, Stewart Russell, Gregory R. Hampton

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This paper suggests key challenges facing our understanding of public responses to water recycling and our efforts to provide effective public consultation. The current understanding of public reactions to water recycling is insufficient to predict support in general or for specific schemes, and cannot obviate a thorough investigation and engagement for each proposal. Such support as is evident may not be robust. We need to provide better opportunities and mechanisms, and a wider scope, for community involvement. These entail a broader conception of the information needs of participants, and careful integration of education and consultation processes. Our discussion forms the ...