CCAT Director John Hartley – leader of the Curtin node of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation (CCI) – recently presented at the CCI in Retrospect and Prospect Symposium held at Queensland University of Technology, 1–2 April 2014.
John contributed to the ‘Knowledge innovation’ session together with CCI Principal Research Fellow, Professor Jason Potts from RMIT; CCAT Research Fellow, Dr Henry Siling Li; CCAT Adjunct Researcher, Dr Wen Wen from Shenzhen University and Ian Hargreaves, Professor of Digital Economy, at Cardiff University. (Image right: Ian Hargreaves)
John Hartley and Jason Pott’s contribution was based on research from their forthcoming publication Cultural Science: The Evolution of Meaningfulness to be published by Bloomsbury in mid-2014.
The presentations of Henry Siling Li and of Wen Wen also include research towards their co-authored volume with John Hartley, Whose Creative Industries to be published by Sage Publications, London in 2014.
Most symposium presentations will be available within the next issue of Cultural Science Journal (Vol 7 No 1, 2014). They can also be heard online:
Listen also to Ian Hargreave’s keynote presentation at the ‘Creative economy: idea, evidence, debate’ session.
Hargreaves and Hartley are long-standing colleagues on the Creative Citizens project— John as consultant through ongoing research and publications on creative cities, creative citizens, and creative industries and Ian as Principal Investigator. It is through their research that CCAT at Curtin University and the Cardiff School of Media, Journalism and Creative Industries are collaborating partners. (Learn more: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2oqT6ej3CSU&feature=youtu.be)
March 21, 2014 2:10 am
Kim Scott, Professor of Writing at Curtin University and a contributor to CCAT ‘s Noongar Knowledge Networks program, was awarded the highest Research Performance Index (RPI) award in the ECR category in March 2014. The RPI scheme is an initiative run annually to reward researchers for research excellence and allocates funds based on both performance inputs (external research grants) and outputs (publications, non-traditional outputs, successful postgraduate research supervision etc.) in the preceding year.
Inaugural Western Australian of the Year 2012, State Finalist Australian of the Year 2013, a member of the Australian Academy of the Humanities, Kim is a prolific writer and researcher and the recipient of multiple awards including:
- Association for the Study of Australian Literature Gold Medal, 2010
- Western Australian Premier’s Book Awards: Premier’s Prize & Fiction Award, 2010
- Commonwealth Writers Prize (SE Asia & Pacific – Best Book), 2011
- Kate Challis RAKA Award, 2011
- The Miles Franklin Literary Award, 2011
- Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards: Victorian Prize for Literature & Prize for Fiction, 2011
- Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature: Premier’s Award & Fiction Award, 2012
- NSW Premier’s Literary Awards: Book of the Year & Christina Stead Prize, 2012
Kim is collaborating with Len Collard (CI) UWA and John Hartley on the research project ‘Noongar knowledge networks’ (LIEF grant, 2014 – 2016) which uses the Noongar language to model and assess the extent to which minority languages can thrive by using globally accessible internet technologies. Kim’s other projects include: ‘Developing narratives from language and stories indigenous to the south coast of Western Australia’ (CI, ARC Discovery Indigenous Project) and ‘Working together: Intercultural academic leadership for teaching and learning in Indigenous culture and health’ (CI, ALTC grant).
March 4, 2014 6:15 am
CCAT Associate Researcher, Dr Wen Wen, Director of the Department for Project Development, Institute for Cultural Industries Shenzhen University (SICI) in China is visiting Curtin University from February to April 2014.
While in Perth, Wen will be working with John Hartley and Henry Siling Li on the publication project Whose Creative Industries to be published in 2014 by Sage Publications, London. In February, Wen introduced the Creative Industries projects she is currently researching at SICI to visiting academics participating in the ZUMC (Zhejiang University of Media & Communications) Induction Program at Curtin University. She will also be presenting a CCAT seminar.Above right: Wen at the Metro Shopping Centre, Shenzhen, China
Above left: Wen at the Swan River, Perth, Western Australia
February 18, 2014 1:54 am
CCAT’s newest Research Fellow is Dr Matthew Chrulew who joined the Centre in January 2014. Matthew will be working on a number of projects at the intersection of culture, animality and technology. Having studied at UWA and Monash, Matthew was most recently a postdoctoral research fellow at the Centre for Research on Social Inclusion at Macquarie University. His work has been published in journals such as New Formations, Australian Humanities Review and Foucault Studies, and he is an Associate Editor of the new interdisciplinary, open-access journal Environmental Humanities. One of his areas of research expertise is in the history and philosophy of zoological gardens.
Following the recent controversy over the killing of the surplus giraffe Marius at Copenhagen Zoo, Dr Chrulew has been quoted in Sydney Morning Herald articles on 12 February and 15 February and appeared along with the CEO of Zoos Victoria on Seven’s Weekend Sunrise program on 15 February 2014.Images above: Matthew’s publications includes chapters within Animal Death and Metamorphoses of the Zoo: Animal Encounter after Noah.
December 11, 2013 9:41 am
In December 2013 Professor John Hartley conducted a ten-day partnership-building trip in China with a number of successful outcomes. these include a Strategic Collaboration between the Institute for Cultural Industries, Shenzhen University (SICI) and the Centre for Culture and Technology (CCAT) at Curtin University. The development of exchanges between CCAT and SICI will further research and education in culture and creative industries. The two centres also agreed to explore possibilities to collaborate on the development of Shenzhen University’s National Research Centre on Cultural Innovation, and to form a research consortium in cultural and creative industries with a focus on South China.
As a first move towards collaborative research, CCAT will be hosting Dr Wen Wen from SICI as a research fellow in 2014 (February to April). Wen will be working with Prof. Hartley and Dr Henry Siling Li on a new book for Sage Publications (London) on the creative industries.Image left: Wen Wen and John Hartley
While in China, John Hartley was appointed:
- Honorary Professor at the Zhejiang University of Media and Communications (ZUMC) (view appointment)
- Senior Consultant of the Advisory Board of the Media Culture Creative Cluster at ZUMC
- Senior Consultant of the Media Culture Creativity Park of Hangzhou Economic & Technological Development Area (view appointment)
- Guest Researcher of the Institute for Cultural Industries (SICI), Shenzhen University (view appointment)
Other activities included:
- A keynote address, ‘Whose Creative Industries’, at the Cultural and Technological Innovation Symposium organised by Shenzhen University and Shenzhen Municipal Government
- A public lecture on ‘Creative Cities’ for Shenzhen University.
- A meeting with Professor Li Jun, Vice-President, Zhejiang University of Media and Communications (ZUMC) to discuss induction programs for the university’s PhD candidates, and collaborative research and educational opportunities with CCAT
- A round table discussion on research of media and culture with ZUMC lecturers
- Public lecture on ‘Silly Citizenship’ at ZUMC
- A visit to the Media Culture Creative Cluster, a joint venture between ZUMC and Hangzhou Economic and Technological Park
- A meeting with Professor Martin Montgomery, Dean, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, and Professor Hao Yufan, Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences, at the University of Macau to discuss research collaboration and joint programs
- A meeting with Professor Qu Weiguo, Deputy Dean of the College of Foreign Languages at Fudan University, to discuss details of the joint research symposium, Culture+8 (linking media and communications researchers from Fudan and Curtin Universities with others in the GMT+8 timezone).
- A meeting with Dr Jiang Haishan, Vice-President of China Executive Leadership Academy Pudong (CELAP), a national executive training facility based in Shanghai
- A meeting with Professor Li Fengliang, Vice President of Shenzhen University, to discuss research collaboration with CCAT
- This trip was facilitated by Dr Henry Siling Li formerly of CELAP, and now Research Fellow at CCAT. Henry gave a plenary conference paper at the Cultural and Technological Innovation Symposium at Shenzhen University, where he outlined the work of CCAT to colleagues from Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, USA, UK and Canada.
This trip was facilitated by Dr Henry Siling Li (right) formerly of CELAP, and now Research Fellow at CCAT. Henry gave a plenary conference paper at the Cultural and Technological Innovation Symposium at Shenzhen University, where he outlined the work of CCAT to colleagues from Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, USA, UK and Canada.