Audiovisual Thinking – Call for videos

logo audiovisualThis issue of Audiovisual Thinking focuses on ‘the creative economy’, which has become a central focus of government policy in many states. In the belief that cultural production is now central to economic life, and an essential part of global competitiveness, governments have intervened in various ways to try and stimulate cultural production and financial returns. How does this look from the standpoint of those in cultural work?

logo audiovisualThis issue of Audiovisual Thinking focuses on ‘the creative economy’, which has become a central focus of government policy in many states. In the belief that cultural production is now central to economic life, and an essential part of global competitiveness, governments have intervened in various ways to try and stimulate cultural production and financial returns. How does this look from the standpoint of those in cultural work?

Topics could include (but are not limited to):
· Case studies of cultural workers at work.
· Reflections on intervention by government bodies and cultural agencies: the exercise of power. How do subsidies, tax breaks, training and other kinds of support impact on the structures and strategies of creative businesses?
· Cultural work and intellectual property – are there connections? Who benefits?
· How is digital technology affecting cultural work and intellectual property?
· How do ideas about the creative economy circulate?
· What links are there between cultural work, philanthropy and other forms of patronage?
· What do we know about the self-organisation of cultural collectives?

Further reading:
Richard E. Caves, Creative Industries, Harvard University Press, 2000.
John Howkins, The Creative Economy, Penguin Books, 2007.
John Hartley (ed.) Creative Industries, Blackwell Publishing, 2005.
David Hesmondhalgh, The Cultural Industries, Third Edition, Sage 2012.
Philip Schlesinger , ‘Creativity: from discourse to doctrine?’ Screen 48(3) 2007: 377-387
Philip Schlesinger, ‘Creativity and the experts: New Labour, think tanks and the policy process’, International Journal of Press Politics 14(3) 2009: 3-20.

Guest Editor: Professor Philip Schlesinger.

THIS CALL IS NOW OPEN. DEADLINE 15th OCTOBER 2013.

What is Audiovisual Thinking?
Audiovisual Thinking is a peer reviewed academic online journal and pioneering forum where academics, practitioners and educators can articulate, conceptualize and disseminate their research about audiovisual culture through video.

International in scope and multidisciplinary in approach, the purpose of Audiovisual Thinking is to develop and promote academic thinking in and about all aspects of audiovisuality and audiovisual culture. Advised by a board of leading academics and thinkers in the fields of audiovisuality, communication and the media and hosted by Copenhagen University, the journal seeks to set the standard for academic audiovisual essays now and in the future. We study, teach and research the moving image, media and audiovisuality, yet we rarely mediate in these same forms and media. Audiovisual Thinking hopes to change this.

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