I am an an academic and writer named Jason Wilson.
My research interests include digital games and art, online political communication (at the moment I am focussing on digital communication, incivility and contentious politics), social media and mobile media.
I’m also a freelance writer, and I have been published in a number of online and print outlets.
I have held academic appointments at the University of Wollongong, the University of Bedfordshire (UK), the University of Canberra and in the Creative Industries Faculty at Queensland University of Technology.
I did my PhD at Griffith University with the estimable Dr Jason Jacobs – it was about early videogames. I am looking to dust it off soon and develop some more publications from it. You can download it [PDF].
Once upon a time I was the project manager and chief editor of YouDecide2007, a citizen journalism service run during the 2007 Federal Election. I was also E-Democracy Director at online campaigning organisation GetUp!, where I managed an e-democracy initiative called Project Democracy. Full details of all of my adventures are in My CV.
I support the mighty North Queensland Cowboys.
Write to me – doctorjasonwilson at gmail dot com