Publications: Best, Kirsty
Best, K. and Butler, S. (2015) Virtual Space: Creating a place for social support in Second Life. Space and Culture, 18 (2). pp. 183-197.
Best, K. and Tozer, N. (2013) Scaling digital walls: Everyday practices of consent and adaptation to digital architectural control. International Journal of Cultural Studies, 16 (4). pp. 401-417.
Best, K. and Butler, S. (2013) Second life avatars as extensions of social and physical bodies in people with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Continuum: Journal of Media & Cultural Studies . In Press.
Best, K. and Delmege, S. (2012) The filtered encounter: online dating and the problem of filtering through excessive information. Social Semiotics, 22 (3). pp. 237-258.
Best, K. and Butler, S. (2012) The necessity of control for computer and internet users with myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome. Information, Communication & Society, 16 (7). pp. 1042-1060.
Best, K. (2010) Concealing screens: Consent, control and the desiring user. Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture, 10 (2).
Best, K. (2010) Living in the control society: Surveillance, users and digital screen technologies. International Journal of Cultural Studies, 13 (1). pp. 5-24.
Best, K. (2010) Redefining the technology of media: Actor, world, relation. Techne: Research in Philosophy and Technology, 14 (2). pp. 140-157.
Best, K. (2009) Invalid command: Affordances, ICTs and user control. Information, Communication & Society, 12 (7). pp. 1015-1040.
Best, K. (2009) When mobiles go media: Relational affordances and present-to-hand digital devices. Canadian Journal of Communication, 34 (3).
Best, K. (2006) Visceral hacking or packet wanking? The ethics of digital code. Culture, Theory and Critique, 47 (2). pp. 213-235.
Best, K. (2005) Celebrity.com: Internet finance and frenzy at the millennium. Consumption Markets & Culture, 8 (4). pp. 361-378.
Lewis, J. and Best, K. (2005) Pure filth: Apocalyptic hedonism and the postmodern surfer. Scope: An Online Journal of Film Studies, 2 . pp. 1-13.
Best, K. (2005) Rethinking the globalization movement: Toward a cultural theory of contemporary democracy and communication. Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies, 2 (3). pp. 214-237.
Best, K. (2004) Interfacing the environment: Networked screens and the ethics of visual consumption. Ethics and the Environment, 9 (2). pp. 65-85.
Best, K. (2004) Review of rethinking media change: The aesthetics of tradition. Canadian Journal of Communication, 29 (3). pp. 447-448.
Best, K. (2003) Beating them at their own game: The cultural politics of the open software movement and the gift economy. International Journal of Cultural Studies, 6 (4). pp. 449-470.
Best, K. (2003) Revisiting the Y2K Bug: Language wars over networking the global order. Television & New Media, 4 (3). pp. 297-319.
Lewis, J. and Best, K. (2003) The electronic polis: Media democracy and the invasion of Iraq. Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture, 3 (3).
Best, K. (2003) The hacker's challenge: Active access to information, visceral democracy and discursive practice. Social Semiotics, 13 (3). pp. 263-282.
Best, K. and Lewis, J. (2000) Hacking the democratic mainframe: The Melissa virus and transgressive computing. Media International Australia, 95 . pp. 207-226.
Best, K. (2009) The experience of control over new media technologies: A user study. In: Centre for Everyday Life Symposium: Media technologies community and everyday life, 2 September 2009, Murdoch University, Murdoch, W.A
Lamey, A. and Best, K. (2008) Posner on the uselessness of moral theory: An empirical analysis. In: Teaching and Learning Forum 2008: Preparing for the graduate of 2015, 30 - 31 January 2008, Curtin University, Perth
Best, K. (2004) Visual imaging technologies, embodied sympathy and control in the 9/11 wars. In: 1st International Sources of Insecurity Conference, 17 - 19 November 2004, RMIT University, Melbourne
Lewis, J. and Best, K. (2002) After Y2K: Time, Andre the giant and other democratic avatar. In: International Conference on Cultural Attitudes Towards Culture and Technology: The Net(s) of Power: Language, Culture and Technology (CATaC '02), 12 - 15 July 2002, Montreal, Canada
Best, K. (2009) The effects of mediation? Beyond the construction of consent in the war on terror. In: Grenfell, D. and James, P., (eds.) Rethinking insecurity, war and violence: Beyond savage globalization. Routledge, part of the Taylor & Francis Group, London, England, pp. 71-84.