NiTRO Creative Matters

Perspectives on creative arts in higher education

Swinburne

Professor Cat Hope considers the potential benefits of an Australian Academy of the Arts. She asks: “How do we get a voice to government on behalf of the broader creative arts community that incorporates the nexus of industry and education in the creative arts?” It’s an ACE question.

By Dr Kath Dooley, Associate Professor Marsha Berry, Margaret McHugh, Professor Craig Batty and Professor James Verdon — In recent years, cultural movements such as #metoo and #OscarsSoWhite have drawn attention to low levels of diversity on screen and behind the camera in the global screen industries.
By Dr Julia Prendergast — Jared Diamond asked the acclaimed evolutionary biologist Ernst Mayr (1904-2005) why Aristotle didn’t come up with the theory of evolution. Mayr’s answer was “Frage stellen” which Diamond translates as “a way of asking questions [sic]” (Byrne 2013).

Congratulations to Swinburne University animation lecturer and comic artist Darren Fisher who was selected from more than 150 applicants to receive one of the ABC’s 2019 Top 5 Humanities and Social Sciences Media Residencies. Dr Fisher will use his two-week residency at ABC RN to educate the public on the

With current trends and transformations towards an increasingly dynamic mediascape and disruptive innovations, there has never been a better time for Creative Arts research. As the new marketplace for immersive technologies and entertainment at the Marché du Film, Cannes XR demonstrates, graduates who have an understanding of how

Associate Professor Nicole Wragg has been appointed as Swinburne University’s new Chair of Communication Design. In 2017 Associate Professor Wragg established the Swinburne School of Design Bureau, an in-house design studies where students work with industry and academia on communication design projects. In her new role she aims to expand

Professor Mia Lindgren has been announced as the new Dean of Swinburne University’s School of Arts, Social Science and Humanities. The journalism researcher was awarded the 2015 Anne Dunn Research Excellence Award and is co-editor of the Radio Journal: International Studies in Broadcast and Audio Media. She moves to Swinburne

While much media reporting portrays technology as a cause of social withdrawal, a research project by Dementia Australia, Lifeview Residential Care and Swinburne University’s Future Self and Design Living Lab is enhancing communication between people with dementia and their visitors using an iPad.