13 April 2013 @ Thousand Pound Bend, Melbourne
At a time of increasing social and technological complexity, what are we becoming? What is becoming of our cities, of nationhood, of publics … if we are all now globally networked ‘friends’? If we are all ‘new’ citizens today, in the era of social media, social networks and user-generated content, what forms might ‘new citizenship’ take in the future? If we are all user-producers, what is becoming of art? If we are always ‘on’ (online, plugged in, available), what is to become of solitude, of privacy? And why are media now ‘social’? Hasn’t sociality defined the history of media, or is it only now just arriving?
Such provocations inform the theme of renewal to be discussed by a range of invited artists, writers, academics and public figures in conversation with a general audience.
SPEAKERS include Marcus Westbury, Karen Pickering, Jason Potts, Eugenia Lim & Darren Tofts
19 November 2011 @ Fremantle Arts Centre
In the age of personal computers, the Internet, mobile phones, Facebook, Twitter, Word, Photoshop, SMS, email, desktop- and e-publishing, blogging and fan fiction, autocorrect and track changes, who — or what — is a writer? Featuring panel discussions, video screenings, exhibitions, interactive installations, live music and more, Ctrl-Z cuts across academic, professional and public divides to reflect on what it means — now — to write and to be a writer.