Innovation in Australian Arts, Media and Design: Fresh Challenges for the Tertiary Sector
By Rod Wissler, Brad Haseman, Sue-Anne Wallace, Michael Keane
While imagination feeds breakthroughs in every field of human endeavour, creativity is a defining characteristic of working the arts, media, and design professions. The capabilities of creative people are therefore sought in the burgeoning global service industries; a wellspring of the innovation that provides long-term sustainability for communities.
Challenges exist within the tertiary sector therefore, to make the most of these emerging opportunities, calling for a re-purposing of education and research in the arts, media, design, and related fields, and a radical re-definition of the new humanities towards a focus on the application of knowledge and an appreciation of market forces.
Innovation in Australian Arts, Media and Design presents the findings of an extended national debate on policy and practice developments in the fields of arts, media, and design. It brings together contributors from leading thinkers and practitioners that provide glimpses of the readiness of the field and its people, and of the robustness of its underlying epistemologies to succeed in the changing environments of Higher Education, Research and Development, and Cultural Policy.
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Table of Contents
List of Figures
Preface - John Harley
Introduction - Rod Wissler, Brad Haseman, Sue-Anne Wallace
Part I: Disciplines in Transition
- The Visual Arts - an Aesthetic of Labyrinthine Form
- Dance - The Dance Ensemble as a Creative System
Shirley McKechnie, with Editorial introduction by Shaaron Boughen
- Drama - The Gekidan Kaitaisha-NYID 'Journey to Con-fusion'
- Creative Writing - The House of Words in the New Millennium
- The Moving Image - Quickness
- Interactive Media - On Modes of Interaction in Arts Systems
- On Shifting Grounds - Architecture, Landscape and Planning
- Industrial Design
- Media and Communication
Part II: Institutions in Transition
- Network Building in the Digital Age
- Network or Perish?
- Copyright Liability of Universities in the Networked Environment
- Creative Practice and Critical Thinking
- Building a Research Profile within the Creative Arts
- Research Training for Arts, Media, and Design
- Prometheus Bound: Art, Science, Creativity, and the Imagination
Part III: Policy in Transition
- Creative Arts and the National Research Priorities
- The Humanities, Creative Arts, and the Innovation Agenda
- Research Outputs - Up for Auction
- Challengers for the Tertiary Sector - Emerging Partnerships
Rod Wissler, Brad Haseman, Michael Keane