The Media Futures Hub at UNSW is pleased to announce the launch of the Media Futures podcasts. The podcast begins with two mini-series, on the Politics of Listening and on Data Futures.
Politics of Listening mini series
The Politics of Listening is a series of four podcasts from the Media Futures Hub inspired by the recent ‘turn to listening’ in media studies, cultural studies and political theory. The series was recorded at The Politics of Listening 2018 conference at the University of New South Wales. This interdisciplinary conference brought together scholars, artist-researchers and cultural practitioners from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the UK, South Africa and beyond whose work engages with listening in various ways: as a political practice; as a critical frame; as an alternative politics; as a contribution to justice and/or as an ethics of relation. It was the first international academic conference on critical studies of listening. This podcasts mini-series is produced by Dr Poppy de Souza and A/Prof Tanja Dreher www.politicsoflistening2018.com/
Ep1: Megan Davis (UNSW) on the Uluru Statement, First Nations Voice and the Right to be Heard
Ep2: Lorena Allam (The Guardian) and Summer May Finlay (Croakey) on First Nations media and the politics of listening
Ep3: Leah Bassel (Roehampton) on Listening as Solidarity
Ep4: Justine Lloyd (Macquarie), Cate Thill (Notre Dame) and Tanja Dreher (UNSW) on Listening Interventions
Data Futures mini-series
Data Futures is a series of four podcasts from Media Futures about the future of data. The series was recorded at the Data Futures Symposium at the University of New South Wales, hosted by the Media Futures Hub at the School of the Arts and Media and our friends at the Socio-Tech Futures Lab at the University of Sydney. Produced at UNSW by Kara Jensen-Mackinnon Michael Richardson, Tanja Dreher and Edgar Gómez Cruz
Ep1: Mark Andrejevic (Monash) on Automated Media
Ep2: Data Infrastructures with Holly Kruse, Jonathon Hutchinson (USyd) Tom Sear (UNSW), Michael Richardson (UNSW), Simon Taylor (UNSW) and Venessa Paech
Ep3: Data Experiences with Professor Paul Dourish (UCI), Edgar Gómez Cruz (UNSW), Olga Boichak (USyd), Heather Horst (WSU) and Jolynna Sinanan
Ep4: Data Justice with Justine Humphry (USyd), Jathan Sadowski (Monash), Danielle Hynes (UNSW), Tanja Dreher (UNSW), Elaine Jing Zhao (UNSW), Heather Ford (UTS), Jonathan Hutchison (USyd) and closing remarks by Mark Andrejevic (Monash).
About the Media Futures Hub
The UNSW Media Futures Hub works at the intersection of media and cultural studies to shape the theories, methods and practices needed for more just media futures. Our research offers frameworks, vocabularies and strategies for making sense of futures inseparable from transformations in media and mediation. We also offer tools, practices and approaches for individuals and communities to shape the future of media. Across our transdisciplinary work, we share a commitment to decolonizing practices and diverse perspectives. Building more just futures calls for interventionist, innovative and fearless thought.
Follow the Media Futures Hub at @MediaFuturesHub