The news feed from the Centre for Culture and the Creative Industries at City, University of London

Objects of Otaku Affection: Casey’s new book chapter

The Handbook of Contemporary Animism, edited by Dr Graham Harvey (Open University), was published by Acumen in October 2013, includes a contribution from Dr Casey Brienza titled, ‘Objects of Otaku Affection: Animism, Anime Fandom, and the Gods of…Consumerism?’.

Jo gives lecture in Brighton

In October 2013 Jo Littler was an invited speaker at the University of Brighton’s research seminar series on neoliberalism, giving a talk on ‘Meritocracy as plutocracy’.

Cecilia is an associate in Rio de Janerio

In October 2013 Dr Cecilia Dinardi has been invited to become a Research Associate of the Rio de Janeiro University’s laboratory on anthropology of architecture and spaces, LAARES. This invitation is expected to develop into collaborative research and links between LAARES and City University London in the future.

Ros Gill’s presentation on Sexting

In October 2013, Professor Rosalind Gill addressed a national audience of NGOs, women’s support organisations, educators and charities concerned with violence against women at a conference in Glasgow, entitled Walking the Tightrope. Rosalind discussed her recent research on “sexting” and the issues of sexism and violence that it raised.

Guardian Culture Professionals: Is creativity cultural policy’s big mistake?

Dave had this published on the Guardian Culture Professionals, about work in cultural and creative industries ‘Is creativity cultural policy’s big mistake?’

Andy at the Sorbonne

Andy travelled to Paris on October 29th to give a keynote lecture at the Sorbonne. The lecture was at an event to celebrate UTC – 40 years anniversary colloquium on innovation and the creative economy. UTC has been the Sorbonne’s ‘technology laboratory’. Andy shared the platform with Yann Moulier Boutang, who wrote the pioneering book…

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Andy in Shanghai

In October 21-23, following on from his trip to South Korea Andy visited Shanghai. He spoke at a high-level workshop convened to discuss the Cultural Economy Report due to be published in November. The workshop was called: Cultural Economy, Sustainable Development and the Diversity of Cultural Expressions. A workshop hosted by UNESCO, Shanghai Jiaotong University and Monash…

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Marisol’s new edited book: Critique, Social Media and the Information Society

In October 2013 Routledge published the book Critique, Social Media and the Information Society, edited by Christian Fuchs and Marisol Sandoval. The book critically looks at social media and the information society from the perspective of capitalist crises, work, consumerism, participation, sustainability and ethics. It includes contributions from Andrew Feenberg Graham Murdock, Catherine McKercher, Mark Andrejevic,…

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Andy in Seoul

On October 16-17th Andy travelled to Seoul, South Korean at the invitation of Korean National Commission for UNESCO. He gave a keynote paper on : ‘Promoting sustainable development through culture:current status, challenges and prospect’, to a meeting of the International Forum on Culture and Development, Seoul, South Korea, Korean National Commission for UNESCO. A paper will be…

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Berlin, creative economy

Andy was in Berlin on October 10th-11th : 2nd European Colloquium on Culture, Creativity and Economy, Berlin This was an academic symposium on aspects of the cultural economy invites came from across Europe, and we were treated to a tour of some of the interesting aspects of Berlin’s cultural economy. The event was held in a…

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