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Symposium: The Creative Industries and Collaborative Production

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START DATE 13 November 2015
START TIME 09:00am

College Building, Middlesex University, The Burroughs, London, NW4 4BT

A one-day symposium with internationally recognised scholars and practitioners from a wide range of disciplines and debates focusing on collaborative production in the creative industries, including film, television, publishing and creative tech

The Creative Industries and Collaborative Production event posterThe symposium features 20 papers from international media scholars, plus keynote addresses by Professor Damian Sutton (Middlesex) and Sarah Brouillette (Carleton University, Canada). Invited speakers will feature in thematic panels and there will be breakout sessions in adjacent rooms.

Lunch and refreshments are provided and the symposium will be followed by an informal networking event at The Greyhound pub near Middlesex's Hendon campus.


Registration costs £15 and includes lunch and refreshments. Please visit the Online Store to book.

Symposium programme

09:00 - 09:30
Registration (College Building, The Rickett Quadrangle)

09:30 - 10:00 
Keynote 1                     

Damian Sutton, ADRI Middlesex: 'Auteur Method' (C218)

10:00 - 11:30
Parallel Session 1 

Panel 1a: Auterism and collaborative production (C218)

Jamie Clarke, Southampton Solent, 'An Elegy to Cinematography: The Digital Workflow and Recent Best Cinematography Oscars'

Paul Kerr, Middlesex, Auteurism, 'Collaboration and Corporate Authorship: The Case of The Magnificent Seven'

Leora Hadas, Nottingham, 'From the Workshop of J. J. Abrams: Bad Robot, Networked Collaboration, and Promotional Authorship'

Panel 2b: Beyond collaborative economy discourse (C210)

Jacob Matthews, Paris 8 University, 'Beyond "collaborative economy" discourse: cultural production on crowdfunding platforms'

Natalie Wreyford, Southampton, '"It's just some sort of magic that you go and do": conflicting discourses of creative individuals and collaboration in UK screenwriting work'

Ashley Wong, DOXA/, 'A Double-Edged Sword: Work And The Economies of Art In The Digital Age'

11:30 - 11:45
Coffee break

11:45 - 13:15 
Parallel Session 2: 

Panel 2a - Authorship in a 'post-digital' world (C218)

Dinu Munteanu, Nottingham Trent, 'Improbable Curators: Analysing Creativity, Authorship and Audience on Tumblr Microblogs'

Josie Barnard, Middlesex, 'The Multimodal Writer: on negotiating creative process and publishing opportunities in a "post-digital" age'

James Graham, Middlesex, 'Editor as auteur, literary production as artworld'

Panel 2b: Creative labour and promotional culture (C210)

Joanna Figiel, City & Stevphen Shukaitis, Essex: 'Strike While the Iron Is Hot: Social Reproduction & the Organization of Creative Labour in the Metropolitan Factory'

Karen Patel, Birmingham, 'Creative and cultural workers' performance of expertise on social media'

Carolina Bandinelli, Goldsmiths, 'Everyone is a changemaker: Creative Industries and Ethics'

13:15 - 14:00

14:00 - 14:00  
Keynote 2         

Sarah Brouillette, Carleton,  'The literary as a creative industry' (C218)

14:30 - 16:00  
Parallel Session 3                              

Panel 3a: Emergent platforms and publics (C218)

Miriam Johnson, Oxford Brookes, 'The Changing Definition of a Book and Digital Platforms As Collaboration'

Rosamund Davies, Greenwich, 'Collaborative Production and Consumption – the case of Wattpad'

Maitrayee Basu, Middlesex, 'Assembling Authority: Indian longform journalism and social media'

Panel 3b - Alternative models for collaborative production (C210)

Tony Moore, Monash, ''Fringe to Famous': Public Broadcasting and the exchange between 'alternative' and 'popular' Australian culture'

Miranda Campbell, Ryerson, 'Girls Rock!: Best Practices in Collaborative Creative Processes at Rock Camp for Girls Montreal'

Alessandro Gandini, Middlesex, 'Collaboration, competition, coworking, coalescing: alternatives to the financialisation of the labour market'

16:00 - 16:30
Parallel panel summaries, discussion and closing remarks

Networking (Greyhound Pub, Church End, London NW4 4JT)

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