Eye with a View Works (EWAV Works) present women’s new world with Shere Hite.
Friday 9 March 2012 : 13:00 to 15:00, Kings College London
Lecture Theatre 2, New Hunts House, Guys Campus, London SE1 1UL
Hosts: Lola Atkins and Dr Kate Maclean
Dr Shere Hite (author 'The Hite Report')
Dr Ofra Koffman
Internationally bestselling author and feminist Dr. Shere Hite will be joining Lola Atkins, founder of London social enterprise Eye with a View Works (EWAV Works), to run a series of events aimed at empowering young women and counteracting the negative messages they receive from the media.
The events will take the form of a talk and a workshop for young women. They will take place at universities across London, commencing on International Women’s Day (8th March) at The University of East London and throughout March with events at King's College London, University College of London, Cambridge University, London Southbank University and London School of Economics.
To book a place at any of these events go to: http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/org/1974224507?s=7193807
Cool but cruel: creative industries' toxic fallout
Rosalind Gill, Professor of Social and Cultural Analysis in Culture, Media & Creative Industries at King’s, says society needs to look beyond the traditional images of creative workers as ‘cool’ or ‘unconventional’ and recognise that the sector consists of poorly paid work and long hours.
Professor Gill was taking part in an event at the British Academy ‘The Creative Process: A Multidisciplinary Examination’ which was organised in partnership with Culture Capital Exchange, a network of universities that aims to forge links between higher education and the creative industries.
An article was published in the Times Higher Education in March 2012: http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/story.asp?sectioncode=26&storycode=419151&c=1
The future of the creative industries in Spain and Portugal
Professor Andy Pratt gave a keynote presentation at an International Conference "The creative industries keys for future: analysis and perspectives" on 23 and 24 February, in the cities of Santiago de Compostela and Guimarães (European Capital of Culture 2012). The event launched a new cultural report for the Galicia/ Norte de Portugal euro-region.
Santiago de Compostela was European Capital of culture in 2000; both cities are UNESCO world heritage sites. The Santiago de Compostela leg of the event took place in the stunning new ‘Cuidad da cultura’ building.
Andy visited the University of Santiago de Compostela as well, and later met with colleagues at theFoundacao Serralves (a leading contemporary art gallery) in Porto. Andy has had links with Portugal since 2007 when he was invited to give one the prestigious ‘State of the world’ lectures for the 50th anniversary of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (other lectures were by Homi Bhabha, Paul Gilroy, Bernard Stiegler and Daniel Miller).
British Academy interrogates "the creative process"
CMCI's Professor Rosalind Gill will be contributing to a debate at the British Academy on 22 February 2012 that looks at the creative process from a range of disciplinary angles – including from the arts, sciences and social sciences.
Professor Gill will be bringing a sociological lens to bear on the process of creativity, shifting the focus away from individual geniuses to look at the social and cultural conditions that help to produce and sustain creative endeavours. For more information and to reserve a place go to: http://www.britac.ac.uk/events/2012/The_Creative_Process.cfm
The Future of Work
Professor Rosalind Gill is in Oxford this week, giving a talk to the Future of Work group at Templeton-Green College. Rosalind's talk draws on her extensive work on "creatives". It focuses on the rise and rise of the notion of "self-exploitation" as a way of talking about the conditions of cultural and creative workers. She asks what does this notion illuminate and what does it do performatively? Moreover,why do we never hear about exploitation, without the prefix "self"?
Creative and Digital Industries: Encouraging Innovation, Achieving Economic Growth
Professor Andy Pratt chaired a day seminar organised by 'Inside Government" on the "Creative and Digital Industries: Encouraging Innovation, Achieving Economic Growth" on 8 February 2012. Inside Government is an independent organisation, which works closely with and for Government in order to provide practitioners with forums in which to debate current thinking and information.
Andy was joined by the following experts : Professor Johanna Gibson, Director, The Intellectual Property Institute, Queen Mary College; Ian Livingstone OBE, Co-Author, Nesta’s Next Gen. Report & Chair, Skillset’s Computer Games Skills Council; Richard Russell, National Director of Strategic Partnerships, Arts Council England; Dr. Richard Wilson, CEO,The Independent Game Developers’ Association; Dr. Jeremy Silver, Creative Industries - Lead Specialist, Technology Strategy Board; Karen Davies, Head of Learning Resources, The Science Museum; The Borough of Lewisham -Economic Regeneration through Creative Industries Brigid Howarth and Andrew Erskine; Martin Melarkey, Senior Cultural Programmer for Communities & Education, 2013, Derry-Londonderry European City of Culture.
Culture and Technologies Dialogue
Dr Tim Jordan has been participating in an international reseach group on digitalisation and its effects on cultural production. As part of this he participated in a dialogue with Dr Gina Neff University of Washington and Dr Joshua McVeigh-Shultz USC on the nature of technologies and their cultures.
Congratulations to MA CCI 2010-11 Graduates
Graduation for the Masters Cultural and Creative Industries class of
2011 was a reward for a great deal of hard and creative work. Here are many of our students who were able to attend and receive their degree in person. Many congratulations to all of them.
The very first prize for the top student on the Masters in Cultural and Creative Industries was awarded at the 2012 graduation ceremony to Greg Ireland. This was in recognition of Greg's excellent performance both across all the modules of MACCI and in his top rated dissertation. Many congratulations to Greg.
Radio Four's Click On and Hacktivism Research at King's College London
BBC Radio 4's flagship technology show Click On features politically motivated hacking, or hacktivism, on Monday 31 October 4.30pm. Dr Tim Jordan will be on the programme discussing his ongoing research into groups like Anonymous, Lulzsec and other hacktivist activities. The programme was recorded at the OccupyCityofLondon protest camp at St Paul's Cathedral. Tim will be linking hactivisit political actions with current broader political struggles such as the protest camp and more widely in the Arab Spring. He will also try to connect the current wave of hacktivist action with earlier online political protest.
If you miss the programme on Monday it will remain available on the BBC
Andy Pratt - New Publication
Professor Andy Pratt has a new publication out 19 October 2011. Entitled 'The cultural contradictions of the creative city', this paper is concerned with both what creative cities are imagined to be, as well as what they actually are. This distinction is a challenge for policy makers. Overall, the paper seeks to create a platform for a more nuanced and subtle approach to creativity, culture and cities: one that is situated and not universal. Read more