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Julian Thomas


Julian Thomas is director of the Swinburne Institute for Social Research and Professor or Media and Communications at Swinburne. His research interests are in new media, information policy and the history of communications technologies.

He is the co-author of a new book, Internet on the Outstation: The Digital Divide and Remote Aboriginal Communities (Institute for Network Cultures, 2016). His other recent books are: The Informal Media Economy (Polity, 2015), Amateur Media (Routledge, 2013), and Fashioning Intellectual Property: Advertising, Exhibition and the Press, 1789-1918 (Cambridge University Press, 2012).

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