HASS in the Capital – Day #2

Written by Terry Flew on September 4, 2008

Day 2 of HASS in the Capital, hosted in Canberra by the Council of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences. A lot of the discussion was about process and futures for CHASS, but the main event was the address to the National Press Club by Senator Kim Carr, the Minister for Industry, Innovation, Science and Research. The full text of Senator Carr’s speech can be accessed here.

Senator Carr’s speech contained a number of new initiatives, including the Australian Laureate scheme to

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After the Olympics: Evaluating the Global Media Coverage

Written by Terry Flew on August 25, 2008

I woke up this morning to Radio National, and heard the BBC report on the 2008 Beijing Olympics closing ceremony. In commenting on it being a spectacle of noise, fireworks and lot of dancers, the BBC reporter commented:

China can do what democracies can’t, because its government is not accountable to the voters.

Um, hello? Government in democracies do not spend lots of money on public spectacles? Taxpayers will not accept this, and want the money to be spent on roads, hospitals,

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Citizen Journalism paper at CCI Conference

Written by Terry Flew on June 27, 2008

The ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation has now completed its conference Creating Value: Between Commerce and Commons. It was a very successful event, with over 180 delegates enjoying three days of lovely Brisbane winter sunshine and a very strong range of keynote presentations, papers and panels. If you want a blow by blow, panel by panel conference description, check out Axel Bruns’ fabulous blog.

The paper that I presented was co-authored with Jason Wilson, and was titled

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