3rd September 2009 (Thursday!)
Featuring: Graeme Turner – (University of Queensland): Introduction: ‘What’s Become of Cultural Studies?’
Chris Rojek (Brunel University West London): ‘Stuart Hall and the Birmingham School’
Frances Bonner (University of Queensland): ‘These are a few of my favourite things’
John Hartley (Queensland University of Technology): ‘From cultural studies to cultural science’
Discussant: Melissa Gregg (The University of Sydney)
2. The Ever-Changing New Media User at Swinburne University
Drawing on ten years of data and insights from a worldwide project in 30 countries, Jeffrey Cole, director of the Center for the Digital Future, will separate myth from reality as he describes how the Internet, mobile and broadband are changing the fabric of daily life. Is the web a continued threat to television, or can the two live and thrive together? How will advertising evolve in a digital era? The presentation will examine the trends and developments that are likely to occur in the next two to three years.
21st October 2009
Speakers include French multimedia artist Sylvie Blocher; Michael Krichman, US Executive Director of inSite, the acclaimed bi-national arts festival that built new networks across the San Diego / Tijuana border; Karin Becker, Professor of Media and Communication Studies at Stockholm University; and Frank Panucci, Director of Community Partnerships at the Australia Council for the Arts.