Issue 18
Monday, 23 October 2017
Charles Darwin University
E-news
Filmmakers, journalists, poets and scholars will present research and ideas at the Creative Frontiers in Modern Media Symposium
Filmmakers, journalists, poets and scholars will present research and ideas at the Creative Frontiers in Modern Media Symposium

Artists and thinkers to forge new media frontier

By Patrick Nelson

The School of Creative Arts and Humanities has assembled a cast of international journalists, filmmakers and scholars to challenge understandings of art, aesthetics and connections to mass media at a symposium at Charles Darwin University next month.

Head of School Professor Brian Mooney said that presenters at the Creative Frontiers in Modern Media symposium had been invited to imagine what a creative frontier might mean in relation to either their disciplinary research of their creative practice.

“We are exploring the nature of a creative frontier in relation to the many forms of modern media: is it a conceptual battle line; is it a shift in technology or culture that revises the status quo; is it an avant-garde gesture that can lead to creative innovation?” Professor Mooney said.

“I’m delighted to be welcoming award winning BBC journalists Anthony Curry and Brendan McCourt and highly regarded academics Jane Stadhler, Darren Wershler and Warwick Mules to our city and our university.

“And I’m also excited to hear what our own digital media lecturer and filmmaker Aurora Scheelings and communications studies coordinator Gemma Blackwood will bring to what promises to be a provocative conversation.”

Professor Mooney said the symposium also would air documentaries that traced three dangerous investigative journalism projects, and a fourth film that explored the history of rock and pop in Northern Ireland.

The two-day symposium on 2-3 November will be a free event and open to the public. It will be held in Building Blue 5.1.01 Theatre, Casuarina campus. RSVP to E: cahadmin@cdu.edu.au

For further details visit: W: http://creative-frontiers.cdu.edu.au/