Gerard Goggin

Goggin is an ARC Australian Research Fellow in the Department of Media and Communications, The University of Sydney, currently writing a book entitled 'Global Mobile Media: Economy, Culture, Power'. Gerard's books include Internationalizing Internet Studies (with Mark McLelland, Routledge, 2008), Mobile Phone Cultures (Routledge, 2007), Cell Phone Culture (Routledge, 2006), Disability in Australia (Uni of NSW Press, 2005), Virtual Nation: The Internet in Australia (Uni of NSW Press, 2004), and Digital Disability (Rowman & Littlefield, 2003). Gerard is editor of the journal Media International Australia.
See also: http://www.arts.usyd.edu.au/departs/media/?page=staff&id=gerard.goggin

Larissa Hjorth

Larissa Hjorth is researcher and artist lecturing in the Games and Digital Art programs at RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia. Over the last six years, Hjorth has been researching and publishing on gendered customizing of mobile communication and virtual communities in the Asia–Pacific. Hjorth has published widely on the topic in journals such as Journal of Intercultural Studies, Convergence journal, Continuum, Fibreculture Journal and Southern Review. She has published chapters in anthologies such as C. Berry et al., Mobile Cultures (Duke Uni Press, 2003), M. McLelland and N. Gottlieb (eds) Japanese Cybercultures (Routledge, 2003), P. Glotz and S. Bertschi (eds) Thumb Cultures (Verlag transcript, 2005). Hjorth has been the recipient of an Australia Council Tokyo studio, Asialink Seoul residency, Akiyoshidai International Village Residency as well as receiving grants for cross-cultural art projects from Besen Foundation, Australia Council new media fund, Asialink-Japan Foundation, Pola Foundation and Noruma Foundation.

Ryan Sengara


As well as being the conference organiser for 'Mobile Media 2007', Ryan Sengara is a researcher with the Department of Media and Communications at the University of Sydney and is currently working in the areas of youth culture and mobile media. In 2006 Ryan completed an MA at the Centre for Cultural Research at the University of Western Sydney on his experiences running a youth-focused community technology project. Ryan also holds a Bachelor of Commerce from McGill University.