The paper that I will be presenting to the 3rd China Trade in Services Congress in Beijing, titled “Culture and the Creative Industries in Australia”, can be accessed here. The paper draws upon ideas developed in my forthcoming book The Creative Industries, Culture and Policy, to be published by Sage in November 2011.
Excerpts from the paper are provided below:
The conclusion that emerges from the Australian case is that the case for support for cultural production and cultural infrastructure has
Presentation to 5th Creative China, Harmonious World International Conference on Cultural Industries, Minzu Hotel, Beijing, 9 October, 2010. Hosted by the Institute for Cultural Industries, Communication University of China, and Creative Industries Faculty, Queensland University of Technology
Interesting piece by Brian McNair on social media and journalism in post-election Iran:
Current events in Iran exemplify what I called in a 2006 book, ‘cultural chaos’. A ruling authoritarian elite struggles to maintain control of information and political dominance in a world where online media and satellite news threaten to make everything it does visible to a global audience.
Internally, Iran’s protesters Google, Twitter and Facebook around the censorship, countering the propaganda which fills state media coverage and organising their opposition.