Welcome to Scan
Scan is an online journal, magazine and gallery, devoted to the media arts and culture, hosted by the Department of Media, Music, Communication and Cultural Studies at Macquarie University, Sydney.
The journal is refereed (ISSN 1449-1818), concerned with both the aesthetics and political economy of media arts, as practised in both new and traditional forms. The magazine contains non-refereed, informal pieces on media arts and related culture. The gallery contains online and digital art works.
The approach of both the journal and magazine is inter-disciplinary, drawing on media studies, cultural studies, media law, information and technology studies, fine arts and philosophy. Scan considers developments in network culture, digital media, screen arts, digital art, music and audio arts, as well as the culture enveloping these practices and technologies.
Scan has recently been redesigned and older content has not yet been migrated. For the time being please use the link to the pre-2012 archive until all content has been moved across.