Three interesting events

1. Cultural Studies: Past, Present and Future: A symposium on the state of cultural studies

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

15th September

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.

3. The Art of Engagement Symposium at the Museum of Contemporary Art

21st October 2009

The Art of Engagement symposium explores innovative partnerships between contemporary visual artists, communities and corporate organisations. It takes the long-term Western Sydney project C3West as the starting point for a dialogue about contemporary art and its new modes of engagement.

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.

Speakers
Graeme Turner – (University of Queensland)
Introduction: ‘What’s Become of Cultural Studies?’
Chris Rojek (Brunel University West London)
‘Stuart Hall and the Birmingham School’
abstract
Frances Bonner (University of Queensland)
‘These are a few of my favourite things’
abstract
John Hartley (Queensland University of Technology)
‘From cultural studies to cultural science’
Discussant
Melissa Gregg (The University of Sydney
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