13 April 2013 @ Thousand Pound Bend, Melbourne
Centre for Culture & Technology (CCAT) @ Curtin University, Media & Communications @ Swinburne University of Technology,
Centre for Creative Arts (CCA) @ La Trobe University and School of Culture & Communication @ University of Melbourne
tix online $20
$25 (full) $20 (concession) @ the door
Who cares if we are ‘post-’? The question is, What might we be ‘pre-’?
And what (to raise a question that must always remain open in view of what always remains to come) might that ‘pre-’ be? At a time of increasing social and technological complexity, what are we becoming? What is becoming, for example, of our cities, of nationhood, of publics … if we are all now user-producers and 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 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? If not, is it now arriving? Are we witnessing its ‘pre’-sentment?
Such provocations inform the theme of renewal to be discussed by a range of invited speakers (including artists, writers, academics and public figures) in conversation with a general audience.
(doors open @ 10.00 / bar open all day)
10.30 — INTRODUCTORY ADDRESS
Special guest: Marcus Westbury
11.15 — CITIES & CITIZENSHIP /// details
Chair: Niall Lucy
Panel: Jason Potts, Marcus Westbury, Scott McQuire
12.15 — BREAK
1.15 — ART & AESTHETICS /// details
Chair: Norie Neumark
Panel: Eugena Lim, Stuart Ringholt, Bec Reid.
2.15 — HERITAGE & EDUCATION /// details
Chair: John Hartley
Panel: Tony Thwaites, Robert Briggs, Angelina Russo
3.15 — BREAK
3.45 — MEDIA & MEDIA LITERACIES /// details
Chair: Darren Tofts
Panel: Lisa Gye, Karen Pickering, Tom Apperley
4.45 — ROUNDTABLE
Chair: Nikos Papastergiadis
Panel: David Pledger, Marcus Westbury + 3-4 previous speakers from the day
6.00 — LIVE MUSIC
Sex on Toast + complimentary canapes
7.30 — END