Invitation to join “ci-l”, a new email list on the “creative industries”
MyCreativity: International Network of Creative Industries Researchers & Practitioners
Conference: 17-18 November, 2006, Amsterdam
If you want to subscribe, please visit: http://idash.org/mailman/listinfo/my-ci
On November 17-18, 2006 the Institute of Network Cultures and the Centre for Media Research, University of Ulster will organise MyCreativity, a Convention of International Creative Industries Researchers. MyCreativity is a two-day conference that intends to bring the trends and tendencies around the Creative Industries into critical question. It seeks to address the local, intra-regional and trans-national variations that constitute international creative industries as an uneven field of actors, interests and conditions. The conference explores a range of key topics that, in the majority of cases, remain invisible to both academic research and policy-making in the creative industries.
Overall, the conference adopts a comparative focus in order to illuminate the variability of international creative industries. Such an approach enables new questions to be asked about the mutually constitutive tensions between the forces, practices, histories and policies that define creative production, distribution and organisation within an era of information economies and network cultures.This conference wishes to bring these trends and tendencies into critical question. It seeks to address the local, intra-regional and trans-national variations that constitute international creative industries as an uneven field of actors, interests and conditions. The conference explores a range of key topics that, in the majority of cases, remain invisible to both academic research and policy-making in the creative industries.
= Critique of Creative Industries
= Creative Labour and Precarity
= Creative Industries–Made in Europe
= Creative Industries and the Arts
= Complementary and Alternative Business Models
= Subterranean Creativity
In preparation for this event a mailing list has been set up (see above for url). We are interested in this list opening up to people engaged in activities that relate to the creative industries, however that term may be understood. So if you’re an artist, policy analyst, academic, web designer, programmer, careers adviser, journalist, architect, musician, filmmaker, property speculator, sound engineer, working in service industries and… what else? Your call. Please join our list for preparatory discussions and debates that aim to add details to how we make sense of the creative industries.
Materials from the list will not only build an archive on the creative industries in the months leading up to the convention, they may also filter their way into the publication we will assemble in the months following the event. So please consider joining the MyCreativity mailing list, and posting your ideas, experiences, essays, reports, critiques, etc. The list will be a vehicle for a hopefully lively and diverse research network. It is planned that the list will continue after the November event in Amsterdam.
Confirmation of speakers will be announced soon. The list will start in the first week of May.
MyCreativity: Convention of International Creative Industries Researchers
Date: 17-18 November, 2006
Venue: Club 11, Post CS Building, Amsterdam
Organisation: Institute of Network Cultures, HvA Interactive Media, and Centre for Media Research, University of Ulster
Collaborators: All Media Foundation and The Sandberg Institute
Concept: Geert Lovink & Ned Rossiter
Contact: Shirley Niemans, shirley(at)networkcultures.org