Academic Stuff

Petrescu, I.; MacFarlane, K.; Ranzijn, R. (2014), 'Psychological Effects of Poetry Workshops with People with Early Stage Dementia: An Exploratory Study'. Dementia: The International Journal of Social Research and Practice, Vol. 13, No. 2, pp. 207-215.

MacFarlane, K.; Duruz, J. (2014), 'Technologies of Nostalgia: Vegetarians and Vegans at Addis Ababa Cafe'. In Eat, Cook, Grow: Mixing Human-Computer Interactions with Human-Food Interactions, Jaz Hee-jong Choi and Marcus Foth eds. MIT Press.

MacFarlane, K. (2012), 'A Sport, A Tradition, A Religion, A Joke: The Need for a Poetics of In-ring Storytelling and a Reclamation of Professional Wrestlingas a Global Art' (pdf). Asiatic Vol. 6, No. 2, December 2012, pp. 136-155.

MacFarlane, K.; Albrecht, T.; Sawyer, T.; Birbeck, D.; King, S. (2012), 'Tensions, Values, Emotions: The Affective Domain, and the Weight of Expectation'. Paper at 7th HERGA conference, "Partnerships", 19-21 September 2012, The University of Adelaide.

Petrescu, I.; MacFarlane, K.; Ranzijn, R. (2012), 'Psychological effects of poetry workshops with people with early stage dementia: An exploratory study'. Dementia: The International Journal of Social Research and Practice, August 17, 2012. (Pre-publication version.)

MacFarlane, K. (2011), 'Unplugging the Affective Domain: Can "Slow Spaces" Really Improve the Value of Cultural Literacy?'. Transformations, Issue No. 20, 2011 - Slow Media issue.

Petrescu, I.; MacFarlane, K. (2011), 'Poetry and Cultural Bridges: Beyond Politics and Economics' (pdf). Paper presented as part of "International Symposium on the Potential for Artistic Expression to Cross Cultural Barriers and the Relationship Between Art, Culture, and International Relations", Berlin 17-20 February 2011.

MacFarlane, K. (2011), 'Wrestling with Their Ghostly Fathers: Bloom, Bordwell, and Bodyslams; Poetry, Poetics and Piledrivers'. The Poetry and Poetics of Popular Culture, University of South Australia Poetry and Poetics Centre online conference, video presentation 25-26 November 2011.

MacFarlane, K.; Duruz, J. (2011), Workshop presentation: 5th International Conference on Communities and Technologies 2011 workshop, 'Food(ing): Between Human-Computer and Human-Food-Experience', Brisbane, 29 June 2011.

Voigt, C.; Barker, S.; King, S.; MacFarlane, K.; Sawyer, T.; Scutter, S. (2010), 'Conceptualising Social Networking Capabilities: Connections, Objects, Power and Affect'. Ascilite 2010, 7 December 2010, Sydney, Australia.

Voigt, C; MacFarlane, K. (2010), 'The Affective Domain and Social Networking: Definitorial Issues and Misleading Assumptions' (pdf). Workshop: 5th EC-TEL, 28 September - 1 October 2010, Barcelona, Spain.

Thesis Abstracts:

An Isomorphic Vacuum in the Fourth Dimension
H. G. Wells' The Time Machine, Edgar Allan Poe's The Sphinx, Douglas Hofstadter's Godel, Escher, Bach, Slavoj Zizek, Euripides, Batman, silent cinema and the films of Lon Chaney Sr. Isomorphic madness, baby.
Full abstract coming soon.

Blind Machines: Euripides and the Deus Ex Machina
Euripides' use of the deus ex machina in Ion, Alcestis, Medea, and The Bacchae. Lesson: respect the 'Rip.
Full abstract coming soon.