The awards continue for Kim Scott’s novel: That Deadman Dance

August 13, 2012 5:36 am

CCAT’s Noongar Knowledge Networks program leader, Kim Scott, has received extraordinary acclaim for his novel That Deadman Dance.

Kim Scott, Professor of Writing, Centre for Culture and Technology, CCAT, Curtin University, That Deadman Dance, Australian Literature Gold Medal, Western Australian Premier’s Award, WA Premiers Award, Fiction Award, Premiers Prize, Commonwealth Writers Prize, Kate Challis RAKA Award, Kate Challis Award, Miles Franklin Literary Award, Victorian Prize for Literature, Victorian Prize for fiction, Adelaide Festival Award, NSW Premier’s Literary Awards, indigenous writing, indigenous, noongar

Hear more about Kim in the Cultural Studies Review interview with Anne Brewster, the Radio National Book Show interview with Ramona Koval, the ABC News 24 Breakfast Program interview with Virginia Trioli and Michael Rowland, and the Sydney Morning Herald article by Jason Steger.

Kim was named the Inaugural Western Australian of the Year in June 2012; elected an Honorary Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities in November 2012; commenced his role as Professor of Writing at Curtin University in December 2011, and was named State Finalist Australian of the Year 2013.


Writing in the Age of New Media

November 19, 2011 4:46 am

Ctrl-Z - Writing in the Age of New Media, Ctrl-z, Centre for Culture and Technology, CCAT, Curtin University, John Hartley, Darrent Tofts, Catharine Lumby, Niall Lucy, Mark Amerika, Robert Briggs, McKenzie Wark, John Kinsella, Catharine Lumby, Tama Leaver, Suvendrini Perera, Georgia Richter, Anne Surma, Darren Tofts  a, Presented by the Centre for Culture & Technology (CCAT) @ Curtin University and Fremantle Arts Centre

Saturday 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?

Writing in the Age of New Media is an arts symposium aimed at exploring the possibilities of writing in the age of new media. While the means and opportunities for writing are seemingly forever multiplying, can the same be said for the ways in which we think about what we call ‘writing’, or what we call ‘a writer’? How, today, does writing take shape: how is it produced, published, distributed and read? How might we account for cultural anxieties over the ill-effects or improper uses of new writing technologies (illiteracy, plagiarism, piracy, cyberbullying), and how might we imagine new ways of thinking about creativity, technology and communication?

Featuring panel discussions, video screenings, exhibitions, live music and more, Ctrl-Z will appeal to anyone with a professional or personal interest in writing as a cultural and communicative practice – from humanities academics, postgraduates and English and Media teachers to authors, artists and creative media practitioners; from arts patrons to general readers. Cutting across academic, professional and public divides, Ctrl-Z will present an engaging and entertaining occasion to reflect on what it means – now – to write and to be a writer.

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