|28 Oct 2021||12:30pm - 1:30pm||Online and Room SG2, Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DT|
Environmental and labour frameworks for digitised media practice: the future of work in creative screen industries
Hunter Vaughan, Research Fellow, CRASSH
Pietari Kääpä, Reader in Media and Communications at the Centre for Cultural and Media Policy, University of Warwick
Arnd Schneider, Professor of Social Anthropology, University of Oslo
Over the past year, the exponential rise in streaming content has only emphasised the role that screen entertainment and messaging play in our daily lives, worldviews, and in our understanding of the major issues shaping the 21st Century. But how are the creative visions, management decisions, and industry practices that craft these texts shaped by those very same issues? Join an international and interdisciplinary research team from environmental media studies, social sciences, and the humanities to discuss the environmental and social impacts that the digital transition, climate crisis discourse, and activism for social equality are having on the film and media sector. Presenting preliminary blueprints for a largescale EU/UK project connecting academic research and creative industry practice in the quest for progressive socioecological futures, this talk invites guests from a range of fields to engage with a conversation on the relationship between art, technology, society, and the environment.