Associate Professor Liam Magee

Associate Professor Liam Magee

Director of Engagement,
Institute for Culture and Society

Principle Research Fellow,
Institute for Culture and Society

Associate Professor,
Humanities (Arts)

Biography

Qualifications

  • PhD RMIT University

Organisational Unit (School / Division)

  • Institute for Culture and Society
  • Institute for Culture and Society
  • Humanities (Arts)

Contact

Email: L.Magee@westernsydney.edu.au
Phone: (02) 9685 9790
Mobile: 0399252637
Location: EM.G.26
Parramatta

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Publications

Books

  • Magee, L. (2016), 'Interwoven Cities', : Palgrave 9781137546159.
  • James, P., Magee, L., Scerri, A. and Steger, M. (2015), 'Urban Sustainability in Theory and Practice: Circles of Sustainability', : Routledge 9781138025721.
  • Cope, B., Kalantzis, M. and Magee, L. (2011), 'Towards A Semantic Web: Connecting Knowledge in Academic Research', : Chandos 9781843346012.

Chapters in Books

  • Magee, L. and Stevenson, D. (2021), 'Capital geographies : mapping the spaces of urban cultural capital', Fields, Capitals, Habitus: Australian Culture, Inequalities and Social Divisions, Routledge 9781138392298.
  • Magee, L. and Rossiter, N. (2021), 'Habits of data and labour in warehousing', Assembling and Governing Habits, Routledge 9780367607937.
  • Magee, L., Third, A. and Sweeting, D. (2019), 'Rapid development and the child's future right to the city', Children's Rights and Sustainable Development: Interpreting the UNCRC for Future Generations, Cambridge University Press 9781107193024.
  • James, P. and Magee, L. (2016), 'Domains of sustainability', Global Encyclopedia of Public Administration, Public Policy, and Governance, Springer 9783319318165.
  • Magee, L. and Rossiter, N. (2015), 'Service orientations : data, institutions, labor ', There Is No Software, There Are Just Services, Meson Press 9783957960559.
  • Magee, L. (2011), 'Frameworks for knowledge representation', Towards A Semantic Web: Connecting Knowledge in Academic Research, Chandos 9781843346012.
  • Magee, L. (2011), 'The meaning of meaning : alternative disciplinary perspectives', Towards A Semantic Web: Connecting Knowledge in Academic Research, Chandos 9781843346012.
  • Magee, L. (2011), 'An historical introduction to formal knowledge systems', Towards A Semantic Web: Connecting Knowledge in Academic Research, Chandos 9781843346012.
  • Magee, L. (2011), 'Contemporary dilemmas : tables versus webs', Towards A Semantic Web: Connecting Knowledge in Academic Research, Chandos 9781843346012.
  • Magee, L. (2011), 'Upper-level ontologies', Upper-level ontologies, Chandos 9781843346012.
  • Magee, L. (2011), 'Describing knowledge domains : a case study of biological ontologies', Towards A Semantic Web: Connecting Knowledge in Academic Research, Chandos 9781843346012.
  • Magee, L. (2011), 'On commensurability', Towards A Semantic Web: Connecting Knowledge in Academic Research, Chandos 9781843346012.
  • Magee, L. (2011), 'A framework for commensurability', Towards A Semantic Web: Connecting Knowledge in Academic Research, Chandos 9781843346012.

Journal Articles

  • Pollio, A., Magee, L. and Salazar, J. (2021), 'The making of Antarctic futures : participatory game design at the interface between science and policy', Futures, vol 125 .
  • Khan, M., Magee, L., Pollio, A. and Salazar, J. (2021), 'Counter-fun, scholarly legitimacy, and environmental engagement - or why academics should code games', First Monday, vol 26, no 2 .
  • Pollio, A., Magee, L., Ang, I., Rowe, D., Stevenson, D., Swist, T. and Wong, A. (2021), '[In Press] Surviving supergentrification in inner city Sydney : adaptive spaces and makeshift economies of cultural production', International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, .
  • Magee, L., Kearney, E., Bellerose, D., Collin, P., Crabtree, L., Humphry, J., James, P., Notley, T., Sharma, A., Third, A. and Yorke, S. (2020), 'Addressing a volatile subject : adaptive measurement of Australian digital capacities', Information, Communication and Society, vol 23, no 7 , pp 998 - 1019.
  • Soldatic, K., Magee, L., James, P., Partoredjo, S. and Mann, J. (2020), 'Disability and migration in urban Australia : the case of Liverpool', Australian Journal of Social Issues, vol 55, no 4 , pp 456 - 473.
  • Swist, T. and Magee, L. (2019), 'Assemblages of altruism in urban service delivery : seamful designs and cities', Journal of Urban Affairs, vol 41, no 5 , pp 618 - 629.
  • Soldatic, K., Magee, L. and Robertson, S. (2019), 'Temporal negotiations of social inclusion : temporality, mobility, and encounter in disabled people's lifeworlds : commentary on "Using the concept of encounter" (Bigby & Wiesel, 2018)', Research and Practice in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, vol 6, no 1 , pp 52 - 57.
  • Munn, L., Hristova, T. and Magee, L. (2019), 'Clouded data : privacy and the promise of encryption', Big Data and Society, vol 6, no 1 .
  • Hendery, R., Magee, L., Perry, A. and Swist, T. (2019), 'Prototyping through play : making an urban satellite region hackathon', Trace: A Journal of Writing, Media and Ecology, vol 3 .
  • Handmer, J., Ladds, M. and Magee, L. (2018), 'Updating the costs of disasters in Australia', Australian Journal of Emergency Management, vol 33, no 2 , pp 40 - 46.
  • Ladds, M., Keating, A., Handmer, J. and Magee, L. (2017), 'How much do disasters cost? : a comparison of disaster cost estimates in Australia', International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, vol 21 , pp 419 - 429.
  • Moreno Pires, S., Magee, L. and Holden, M. (2017), 'Learning from community indicators movements : towards a citizen-powered urban data revolution', Environment and Planning C: Politics and Space, vol 35, no 7 , pp 1304 - 1323.
  • Stevenson, D. and Magee, L. (2017), 'Art and space : creative infrastructure and cultural capital in Sydney, Australia', Journal of Sociology, vol 53, no 4 , pp 839 - 861.
  • Swist, T., Magee, L., Phuong, J. and Sweeting, D. (2017), 'The labour of communicating publics : participatory platforms, socio-technical intermediaries and pluralistic expertise', Communication and the Public, vol 2, no 3 , pp 210 - 225.
  • Swist, T. and Magee, L. (2017), 'Academic publishing and its digital binds : beyond the paywall towards ethical executions of code', Culture Unbound, vol 9, no 3 , pp 240 - 259.
  • Laidlaw, J. and Magee, L. (2016), 'Towards urban food sovereignty : the trials and tribulations of community-based aquaponics enterprises in Milwaukee and Melbourne', Local Environment, vol 21, no 5 , pp 573 - 590.
  • Magee, L., Handmer, J., Neale, T. and Ladds, M. (2016), 'Locating the intangible : integrating a sense of place into cost estimations of natural disasters', Geoforum, vol 77 , pp 61 - 72.
  • Hickmott, S., Magee, L., Thom, J. and Padgham, L. (2015), 'An agent-oriented approach to holistic sustainability reporting', International Journal of Agent-Oriented Software Engineering, vol 5, no 1 .
  • Magee, L. and Thom, J. (2014), 'What's in a WordTM? : when one electronic document format standard is not enough', Information Technology and People, vol 27, no 4 , pp 482 - 511.
  • Alahmari, F., Thom, J. and Magee, L. (2014), 'A model for ranking entity attributes using DBpedia', Aslib Journal of Information Management, vol 66, no 5 , pp 473 - 493.
  • Magee, L., Scerri, A., James, P., Thom, J., Padgham, L., Hickmott, S., Deng, H. and Cahill, F. (2013), 'Reframing social sustainability reporting : towards an engaged approach', Environment, Development and Sustainability, vol 15, no 1 , pp 25 - 43.
  • Magee, L., Scerri, A. and James, P. (2012), 'Measuring social sustainability : a community-centred approach', Applied Research in Quality of Life, vol 7, no 3 , pp 239 - 261.
  • Magee, L. and Scerri, A. (2012), 'From issues to indicators : developing robust community sustainability measures', Local Environment, vol 17, no 8 , pp 915 - 933.
  • Scerri, A. and Magee, L. (2012), 'Green householders, stakeholder citizenship and sustainability', Environmental Politics, vol 21, no 3 , pp 387 - 411.
  • Magee, L. (2010), 'A framework for assessing commensurability of semantic web ontologies', Electronic Journal of Knowledge Management, vol 8, no 1 , pp 91 - 101.

Conference Papers

  • Magee, L., Richardson, A. and Pepperell, N. (2016), 'The lucky country vs. a fierce planet : gamification and simulation as tools for teaching complex social theories of sustainability', Australian Sociological Association. Conference, Melbourne, Vic..
  • Ghahremanlou, L., Magee, L. and Thom, J. (2016), 'Using ontology design patterns to represent sustainability indicator sets', International Experiences and Directions Workshop on OWL, Bologna, Italy.
  • Alahmari, F. and Magee, L. (2015), 'Linked data and entity search : a brief history and some ways ahead', Australasian Web Conference , Parramatta, N.S.W..
  • Richardson, A., Magee, L. and Pepperell, N. (2015), 'Fierce planet : sustainability learning through gaming and simulation', Australasian Campuses Towards Sustainability. Conference, Geelong, Vic..
  • Magee, L., Kooy, J. and Lansley, D. (2013), 'From dormitory to business zone? : a case study of issue-based aid in Orlando East', People and the Planet Conference, Melbourne, Vic..
  • Cahill, F., Ryan, E., Magee, L. and James, P. (2013), 'When public participation meets resettlement : the Vila Chocolat?o experience in Porto Alegre, Brazil', People and the Planet Conference, Melbourne, Vic..
  • Alahmari, F., Thom, J., Magee, L. and Wong, W. (2012), 'Evaluating semantic browsers for consuming linked data', Australasian Database Conference, Melbourne, Vic..
  • Ghahremanloo, L., Thom, J. and Magee, L. (2012), 'An ontology derived from heterogeneous sustainability indicator set documents', Australasian Document Computing Symposium, Dunedin, N.Z..
  • Magee, L. (2012), 'Simulating a "Fierce Planet" : a web-based agent platform and sustainability game', Spring Simulation Multiconference, Orlando, Fla..
  • Hickmott, S., Magee, L., Thom, J. and Padgham, L. (2012), 'An adaptive system for proactively supporting sustainability goals', International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems, Valencia, Spain.

Other Publications

  • 2021, 'Antarctic Cities: From Gateways to Custodial Cities', Report
  • 2020, 'Planning Cultural Infrastructure for the City of Parramatta: Phase 2 Precinct Report', Report
  • 2020, 'City of Parramatta Cultural Infrastructure and Investment Strategy, 2021-40', Report
  • 2020, 'Planning Cultural Infrastructure for the City of Parramatta: A Research Report', Report
  • 2020, 'Principles for Better Cities: Towards Sustainable Development in Metropolitan Regions, Precincts and Places', Report
  • 2019, 'Antarctic Futures', Recorded Work
  • 2019, 'The New Privacy: Emerging Standards for Cloud-Based Security', Report
  • 2018, 'Cultural Creation and Production in the Inner West LGA: A Case-Study Needs Analysis', Report
  • 2018, 'Planning Cultural Creation and Production in Sydney: A Venue and Infrastructure Needs Analysis', Report
  • 2018, 'Circles of Social Life, Liverpool: Settling Strangers; Supporting Disability Needs', Report
  • 2017, 'Gen nbn: 2020 and Beyond: The Future of a Connected Australia', Report
  • 2016, 'Mapping Culture: Venues & Infrastructure in the City of Sydney', Report

Current Projects

Title: Enabling Disability? Autonomous Technologies & CaLD persons with disability
Funder:
  • Australian Research Council (ACRG)
  • Western Sydney Migrant Resource Centre LTD
  • Your Side Australia
  • Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre
  • Gallery Lane Cove and Creative Studios
  • Microsoft Limited
Western Researchers: Karen Soldatic, Liam Magee, Shanthi Robertson and Paul James
Years: 2020-06-26 - 2024-06-25
ID: P00025858
Title: Centre for Resilient and Inclusive Societies (CRIS) [via Deakin]
Funder:
  • Centre for Resilient and Inclusive Societies (CRIS)
  • Department of Premier and Cabinet, Victoria
  • Department of Premier and Cabinet, Victoria
  • Department of Premier and Cabinet, Victoria
Western Researchers: Kevin Dunn, Philippa Collin, Liam Magee, Ana-Maria Bliuc, Nida Denson, Craig Mcgarty and Amanda Third
Years: 2019-02-01 - 2023-12-31
ID: P00025222
Title: Centre for Resilient and Inclusive Societies (CRIS) [via Deakin]
Funder:
  • Department of Premier and Cabinet, Victoria
  • Riot Games Pty Ltd
  • Government of South Australia
Western Researchers: Amanda Third, Philippa Collin, Liam Magee, Ana-Maria Bliuc, Nida Denson, Craig Mcgarty and Kevin Dunn
Years: 2019-02-01 - 2023-12-31
ID: P00025221
Title: The Geopolitics of Automation
Funder:
  • Australian Research Council (ACRG)
Western Researchers: Ned Rossiter, Brett Neilson and Liam Magee
Years: 2020-06-03 - 2024-06-02
ID: P00025641
Title: Technology Facilitated Intimate Partner Violence (TFIPV) Research
Funder:
  • Netsafe Incorporated
Western Researchers: Amanda Third and Liam Magee
Years: 2021-06-07 - 2021-10-29
ID: P00027388

Previous Projects

Title: Rethinking Software for Co-Research with Diverse Communities in the Digital Age
Funder:
  • ARC Centre of Excellence for the Dynamics of Language
Western Researchers: Rachel Hendery, Liam Magee, Shanthi Robertson and Karen Soldatic
Years: 2020-06-01 - 2021-06-01
ID: P00026518
Title: Clouded Data: Technologies and policies for balancing information privacy and use
Funder:
  • University of Western Sydney
Western Researchers: Liam Magee, Ned Rossiter, Brett Neilson, Teresa Swist and Tsvetelina Hristova
Years: 2018-07-01 - 2018-09-30
ID: P00025111
Title: Digital Capacity Index: Measuring the Digital Capacity of Australian Families
Funder:
  • University of Western Sydney
  • Google Australia Pty Ltd
Western Researchers: Amanda Third, Paul James, Philippa Collin, Liam Magee, Tanya Notley, Justine Humphry and Louise Crabtree-Hayes
Years: 2015-10-15 - 2016-10-14
ID: P00022941
Title: Young and Resilient Living Lab Foundation Project
Funder:
  • University of Western Sydney
  • Google Australia Pty Ltd
Western Researchers: Amanda Third, Philippa Collin, Liam Magee, Tanya Notley, Louise Crabtree-Hayes, Katrina Sandbach, Michelle Catanzaro, Peter Bansel, Nida Denson and Milissa Deitz
Years: 2016-12-05 - 2018-04-12
ID: P00023561
Title: LMRC-Circles of Social Life in Liverpool
Funder:
  • Community Migrant Resource Centre
Western Researchers: Karen Soldatic, Liam Magee and Paul James
Years: 2017-01-23 - 2017-06-30
ID: P00024240
Title: Kolorob Evaluation Project for Save the Children Bangladesh
Funder:
  • Save The Children Bangladesh
Western Researchers: Liam Magee and Teresa Swist
Years: 2017-02-03 - 2017-08-07
ID: P00024244
Title: Creative Production Synergies: Penrith and the Blue Mountains
Funder:
  • Penrith City Council
  • University of Western Sydney
Western Researchers: Deborah Stevenson, Ien Ang, David Rowe and Liam Magee
Years: 2019-09-23 - 2020-06-26
ID: P00026103
Title: Cultural Infrastructure 2039: City of Parramatta Council
Funder:
  • City of Parramatta Council
Western Researchers: Deborah Stevenson, David Rowe, Ien Ang, Paul James, Liam Magee and Ryan Van Den Nouwelant
Years: 2019-10-22 - 2020-08-31
ID: P00026157
Title: Antarctic Cities and the Global Commons: Rethinking the Gateways
Funder:
  • Australian Research Council (ACRG)
  • University of Tasmania
  • Hobart City Council
  • Department of State Growth
  • Christchurch City Council
  • Universidad de Magallanes
  • Instituto Antartico Chileno
  • University of Canterbury
Western Researchers: Juan Francisco Salazar Sutil, Paul James and Liam Magee
Years: 2016-12-16 - 2020-12-31
ID: P00023079
Title: One Green Bean project for NBN Co
Funder:
  • One Green Bean Pty Ltd
Western Researchers: Glenn Stone, Brett Neilson, Liam Magee and Paul James
Years: 2016-11-08 - 2017-07-10
ID: P00024284
Title: Big Data and the Social Sciences: New Issues in Data Ethics and Governance
Funder:
  • University of Western Sydney
Western Researchers: Liam Magee and Ned Rossiter
Years: 2018-09-01 - 2019-12-31
ID: P00025256
Title: Welcome, Belonging and Social Integration Among Newly Arrived Refugees in Australia
Funder:
  • Settlement Services International
Western Researchers: Shanthi Robertson, Liam Magee and Karen Soldatic
Years: 2020-10-12 - 2021-03-30
ID: P00026809

Supervision

Current Supervision

Thesis Title: Ownership and Concentration within the Australian Wheat Supply Chain: What motivates Australian wheat industry companies to engage in horizontal and vertical integration, and how is this changing the level of concentration within the wheat supply chain?
Field of Research:

Previous Supervision

Thesis Title: Public Diplomacy and Social Media Listening: Examining the practices of Australia and Italy.
Field of Research: Communication And Media Studies; Communication And Media Studies Nec; Political Science And Policy Studies; Sociology
Thesis Title: Mapping Google Maps: Critiquing an Ideological Vision of the World
Field of Research: Society And Culture Not Elsewhere Classified; Communication And Media Studies; Human Geography; Mapping Science; Communications Technologies

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