After a brief period studying Physics in his native Germany, Axel Bruns spent the last five (or so) years at the University of Queensland, and holds a PhD in media and cultural studies. His doctoral thesis studied Resource Centre Sites on the World Wide Web, which involves describing and analysing a major new genre of online news, information and discussion Websites including Slashdot.org and MediaChannel.org. Founding editor of the online academic publisher M/C - Media and Culture, which publishes M/C Journal and M/C Reviews. Bruns's research interests are in online publishing, virtual communities, creative industries, creative hypertext writing, and popular music studies. His articles on these fields can be found in M/C Journal and dotlit. Currently teaching at Queensland University of Technology, and is web developer responsible for QUT's streaming media station EMIT, which began Webcasting in 2002.
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