About the Authors

Nick Caldwell

Nick Caldwell is a web developer and intermittent PhD candidate at the University of Queensland, Australia.

His research interests include visual culture, special effects theory, and science fiction literature. Oh, all right, and Doctor Who.

He runs a small weblog on design and culture called A Billion Suns and can be reached at


John Gunders

John Gunders is an Honorary Fellow in the Centre for Critical and Cultural Studies at the University of Queensland.

He researches issues in the structures of popular culture, with particular focus on the media. Current research projects include investigations into the structures of value in popular music, and the construction of national identity in tourism advertising. He has published on topics as diverse as video surveillance, hypertext fiction, and the ABC television show, The Cook and the Chef. He is coauthor of The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Memes.

He has a PhD from the University of Queensland (2010). His thesis was on “The Cultures of Authenticity: Popular Music, Food Television, and Travel Writing.”

Personal website


John Mackenzie

John Mackenzie is a community organiser with Friends of the Earth, and a lecturer in environmental politics at the University of Queensland. His interests include climate justice, cultural animation, political ecology and transformative praxis. He is currently infatuated with the theoretical treatises of Situationist Movement.