imsmi / imogen

Marketing & Communications Manager at Queensland Writers Centre. UQ tutor & student researching author engagement online. When not online I like to ride my bike.

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  1. Copyright vs creativity with Cory Doctorow

    In this Meanland lecture, Cory Doctorow discusses how writers can seize the possibilities of the digital future.

    The internet and digital technology is challenging traditional notions of copyright, but many authors are finding new and innovative ways to circulate their work — and to make a living while doing so. Acclaimed SF writer, blogger and commentator Cory Doctorow looks at the perils and opportunities of this brave new world. The Wheeler Centre is a new kind of cultural institution, dedicated to the discussion and practice of writing, books and ideas. The Centre is a cornerstone of Melbourne’s UNESCO City of Literature status.

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  2. Meanland - reading without privacy

    Today, we’re all reading and writing more than ever, on text messages, on Twitter and on Facebook. But has social networking broken down the distinction between our public and our private lives? What are the rules for writing in forms that are so intimate and entirely open?

    Jonathan Green, Alison Croggon, Jeff Sparrow and Sophie Cunningham discuss whether we tweet as ourselves or as representatives of our employers, and ask: is new media helping us work differently or just work harder?

    Chaired by Michael Williams. The Wheeler Centre is a new kind of cultural institution, dedicated to the discussion and practice of writing, books and ideas. The Centre is a cornerstone of Melbourne’s UNESCO City of Literature status.

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  3. Reading in a time of technology

    Meanland: Reading in a Time of Technology looks at how technology will change writing, reading and what we call literature.

    Director of the Institute for the Future of the Book Chris Meade discusses his own experiments with digital writing and why the end of the book is just the beginning for fiction. Games writer Paul Callaghan explains how story is a space you explore, playing as adopting characters and how choice is a powerful narrative force in games.

    Chris Meade and Paul Callaghan

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  4. Future Sci-Fi - RN Future Tense - 27 January 2011

    Russian/American scientist and author, Isaac Asimov, once wrote: Individual science fiction stories may seem as trivial as ever to the blinder critics and philosophers of today — but the core of science fiction, its essence, has become crucial to our salvation if we are to be saved at all.

    Now, there’s no denying science fiction has long been a popular genre — from print to television to film. But does it have the influence it once had?

    Some argue the exponential rate of technological change makes sci-fi less effective in its ability to predict, inspire and shape the future of the real world.

    Here at Future Tense we’re starting the year with a look at the power of science fiction.

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  5. All In The Mind - David Eagleman: The afterlife, synesthesia and other tales of the senses

    Neuroscientist by day, novelist by night - David Eagleman has just written an extraordinary little novel about the afterlife. He’s also a leading researcher in synesthesia, studying people who taste sounds, hear colours, and live in a remarkable world of sensory cross-talk. He joins Natasha Mitchell in conversation about life, death and the in-between.

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  6. By Design - Fashion in World War 11

    During the tumultuous years of World War II, what occupied the minds of millions were the necessities of life: food, freedom and survival. Faced with the introduction of rationing and clothing shortages, fashion you’d think wouldn’t have been high on the agenda. Yet as individuals struggled to maintain personal dignity, the story of how civilians dressed themselves in the face of adversity, and the impact of war on clothing design, has rarely been told with as much authority and fascinating detail as it is by our first guest. Canadian fashion historian and author Jonathan Walford believes that during the Second World War wherever hope existed so did fashion.

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  7. By Design - objects of desire

    How do you live? Surrounded by stuff, or is your domestic life one of simplicity and spareness? Anyone who has ever had to sort through a relative’s belongings after a death poignantly understands just how much we collect in a lifetime. The objects we surround ourselves with may or may not be worth money. More often it’s "sentimental value" that makes us keep such a plethora of things.

    For journalist Helen Elliot beauty has always been the over-riding factor for acquiring something and never letting it go. But as we’re about to hear, today she is re- evaluating the way she lives and looking at all the objects around her in a different light.

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  8. By Design - black glass and the city of the future

    In our conversation spot this week, we look at city life, what it is and what it could be. Our perspective is a novel called Black Glass, a work of speculative fiction which reveals a city ruled by surveillance, social division and civil unrest: a dangerous place if you’re broke and homeless, where commerce rules and undocumented people (‘undocs’) face constant danger.

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  9. By Design - Trends - doing it all yourself

    By Design takes you into the world of self-direction. You most likely do your banking online and book your air tickets online. When you then get to the airport it is most likely that you have to make your way unaided from booking in to finding your allocated seat on the plane. These self-direction skills are the new skills we need in almost every part of our daily life. Why is this trend happening?

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