CCPR and CREATe are delighted to announce a public lecture by Prof. John Hartley:
“Present at their own making”: In the era of global-digital media, how do we make a pan-demic class?
The Advanced Research Centre, Room 237
Tuesday, 28 March 2023
17:30 – 19:30
This public lecture explores the emergence of a digital ‘popular front’, organizing to confront the challenges of the Anthropocene at panhuman, planetary scale. It inaugurates the ‘Policy Futures for the Digital Creative Economy’ International Symposium with the University of Sydney.
John Hartley is a research professor in the Discipline of Media and Communications at the University of Sydney. Previously he was Head of the School of Journalism, Media and Culture at Cardiff University, and Dean of Creative Industries at Queensland University of Technology. He was the founder and long-term editor of the International Journal of Cultural Studies and Cultural Science Journal. In 2009, he was awarded the Order of Australia.
Having pioneered the study of television from a cultural point of view (Reading Television, with John Fiske, 1978), Hartley’s subsequent publications focused on the role of commercial and entertainment media in forming publics, consumer-created content, DIY culture and digital storytelling. His latest works address the shifts from national to global cultures, analogue to digital technologies, and individualist to systems thinking.
The lecture will be chaired by Philip Schlesinger, who is Professor in Cultural Theory at the University of Glasgow. He is a member of the Centre for Cultural Policy Research and Deputy Director of CREATe.
To attend either in person or online, book a free ticket here.