Australian Screen Media Transformations: Analysis and Theorybuilding

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Date(s) - 30/10/2013
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Monash University, Caulfield Campus

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Date: Wednesday, October 30, 2013,
Time: 4.00–5.30pm
Location: Caulfield H/HB39



Prof. Tom O’Regan, University of Queensland

Screen Media transformations are usually discussed as highly visible, largely sui generis, system-wide changes which  take place within a narrow, contemporary time-frame.  But the sheer regularity of media transformation events — from the introduction of TV to today’s fragmenting multi-channel environments and multiple distribution platforms — suggests the need to interrogate multiple events and to theorise media transformation more systematically. This paper reports on an ARC funded project which undertakes a comparative analysis of several key moments of disruptive media change in Australia by considering the trajectories of media attributes that remain constant across these large scale and system-wide media changes such as the places and spaces of production, creative networks and inter-media relations.

Tom O’Regan is Professor of Cultural and Media Studies in the School of English, Media Studies and Art History at the University of Queensland, Australia. He is the co-author of Local Hollywood: Global Film Production & the Gold Coast (with Susan Ward and Ben Goldsmith, 2010), The Film Studio (with Ben Goldsmith, 2006) and Rating the Audience (with Mark Balnaves and Ben Goldsmith, 2011). He is also the author of Australian National Cinema (1996) and Australian Television Culture (1992). He is currently researching the changing environments of Australian film and television production in terms of their consequences for cities, production spaces, creative networks and intermedia connections.