[csaa-forum] Screen Futures Summit

Lisa French lisa.french at rmit.edu.au
Tue Jun 21 09:24:06 ACST 2016

The *Screen Futures Summit* (Melbourne July 1-3, 2016), an international
conference on the future of the screen has just released the full program!

Structured around education, industry and innovation, it is pitched at both
the education sector and industry.

See the *full program* at: Summit

Website: : http://screenfutures.com

Some conference highlights include several* keynotes* and keynote panels
each day. Among them are:

*Emeritus Professor Graeme Turner *~ *The Re-invention of the Media: Issues
for the Future of Media Studies*

Turner’s recent book advances the idea of the media having been
're-invented' and needing new theories or perspectives for analysis because
the old ones no longer are 'fit for purpose'. This keynote examines the key
issues for Media Studies in the post-broadcast, post-analogue, and
post-mass media era.


*Professor **Paul Wells** ~ **Inter-animating Life, Love and the Universe:
Or How We All Learned to Multi-mediate, and Why Animation Can Save the

Wells, has written many books on animation and his students worked on ‘*Harry
Potter*’ as part of coursework. He is Director of the Animation Academy at
Loughborough University and editor of a new journal, *Animation Practice,
Process and Production* (Intellect). This keynote explores animation and
the moving image in the context of the shifting and change creating social
media and digital culture landscape.

* See *other keynotes* on the website, they include *Leena van Deventer*,
who was recognised for paving the way for women in games when she was
awarded the ‘Pioneer of Women in Games for 2015’; *John Cabrer*, a US web
series Creator speaking on ‘Content as Community’.

*Panels* include topics such as the Future of Journalism, Indigenous
Community Media, Creative strategies for growing audiences through YouTube
and Diversity to achieve innovation.

*Industry sessions* are extensive and include a Q& A with Noni Hazlehurst
and a ‘*Barracuda*’ session (a new ABC TV show from producers of 'The

*Screening events* include ‘Chasing Asylum’ from Oscar nominated Eva Orner
with a moderated Q&A by Julian Burnside (OA).

*Apologies for cross-postings*


Lisa French

Deputy Dean, Media

School of Media & Communication

RMIT University

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RMIT's outstanding *ERA* achievements: *Communication and Media ERA Ranking
5 *(Well Above World Standard); Design Practice and Management & Cultural
Studies 4 (Above World Standard); and Film, TV and Digital Media & Creative
Writing achieving world standard.

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past and present.

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