Associate Professor, Media and Communications, University of Melbourne
Mark Davis teaches in the School of Culture and Communication at the University of Melbourne. He is the co-editor (with Miriam Lyons) of More Than Luck: Ideas Australia Needs Now (2010), and the author of The Land of Plenty: Australia in the 2000s (2008) and Gangland: Cultural Elites and the New Generationalism (1997, 1999). His research focuses on the impacts of networked digital media on democratic culture.
This is an edited extract of an essay in The New Disruptors, the 64th edition of Griffith Review. Every era is defined by its sustaining myths. Among ours is surely disruption. The book that seeded the mythology,...