Transferring Below-the-line Skillsets Across Creative Industries in Early Television​

Presented by Dr Alex Bevan

Date: Friday 24 May, 2019
Time: 3:00pm-4:00pm
Location: Digital Learning Space (Room 224, Level 2), Joyce Ackroyd Building (#37) 

Abstract:

The article makes use of an, as yet, unpublished archive that documents the process of unionisation between the early television industry in the mid-1950s and the primary entertainment union at the time, the Australian Theatrical and Amusement Employees’ Association. The article uses this archive to explore intersections among the creative production industries of radio, film, and theatre, and how this network responded to the entrance of Australian television. Lastly, it uses these findings to argue for more pervasive historical patterns that involve the entrance of disruptive media technologies, industry standardisation and professionalisation, immigration, cultures of creative labour, and trade unions. These findings present a fruitful understanding of how new technology affects the nature of creative work and its organisation.

Presenter:

Alex Bevan is a Lecturer in Digital Media at the School of Communication and Arts at the University of Queensland. Her book, The Aesthetics of Nostalgic TV (Bloomsbury 2019) studies the aesthetic politics and creative process behind the television production design and art direction of shows that reference the American baby boomer period. Her areas of expertise are industry studies, design history, gender, ethnography, labour, and television history. She has published in Convergence, Cinema Journal, Television and New Media, Adaptation and Feminist Media Studies, among others.

 


 

About Research Seminar and Workshop Series

 


The research seminar and workshop series' occur each semester, each with a different topic and guest speaker from UQ or otherwise.

Unless otherwise advertised, the seminars occur on a Friday afternoon from 3-4 pm in the Digital Learning Space (Room 224) in the Joyce Ackroyd Building (#37).

Semester 1, 2019 Seminars & Workshops

 

Friday, 26 July
3-4pm

Book Launch / Research Celebration

Digital Learning Space (Room 224, Level 2),
Joyce Ackroyd Building (#37)

 

Friday, 2 August
3-4pm

Who Owns Your Face? Personal Identity Rights in the Era of Augmented Reality and Facial Recognition Technology

Digital Learning Space (Room 224, Level 2),
Joyce Ackroyd Building (#37)

Gordon Finlayson

Friday, 9 August
3-5pm

 

CommArts Postgraduate Society Launch/ new HDR student welcome

Digital Learning Space (Room 224, Level 2),
Joyce Ackroyd Building (#37)

 

Friday, 16 August
3-5 pm

CommArts Postgraduate Society Panel: “How to Write a Journal Article and Target the Right Journals”

Digital Learning Space (Room 224, Level 2),
Joyce Ackroyd Building (#37)

 
Friday, 23 August
12noon-1:00pm

TBA

Digital Learning Space (Room 224, Level 2),
Joyce Ackroyd Building (#37)

Dr Jennifer Clement

Friday, 6 September
3-4pm

BlackWords: Directions and its Role in Reconciliation

Digital Learning Space (Room 224, Level 2),
Joyce Ackroyd Building (#37)

Kerry Kilner and Emily McConochie

Friday, 11 October
3-4pm

Selfies, Affordances, and Situational Properties

Digital Learning Space (Room 224, Level 2),
Joyce Ackroyd Building (#37)

Katrin Tiidenberg

Friday, 18 October
3-4pm

Enacting a Sense of Home Among Older Chinese Migrants in Australia

Digital Learning Space (Room 224, Level 2),
Joyce Ackroyd Building (#37)

A/Prof Shuang Liu

Friday, 25 October
3-4pm

TBA

Digital Learning Space (Room 224, Level 2),
Joyce Ackroyd Building (#37)

Dr Andrea Bubenik

 

Venue

Digital Learning Space (Room 224, Level 2), Joyce Ackroyd Building (#37)