Hard Copy

A professional, strategic workshop on publishing the outcomes of and criticism about interdisciplinary creative work.

venue State Library of SA, Lecture Theatre, Institute Building
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date 13 March, 10am - 5pm
cost FREE - lunch provided
bookings Places are limited and advanced bookings are essential.
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Practitioners in the field of art and new technology, particularly those involved in practice-based research, are producing work that is difficult to classify and to critique.

Current publishing paradigms and available outlets are not adequate for the myriad forms of output generated by hybrid, interdisciplinary and collaborative practice. Issues include editorial and selection structures, the validation of scholarship and assurance of quality, the impact of government research assessment and funding policy and the question of how to represent transversal outputs as cohesive bodies of work.

Equally important is the critical discourse surrounding interdisciplinary work, and its role in the development of an informed and engaged audience. Issues include the privileging of traditional art forms in mainstream print and broadcast media and addressing the divide between art and science, high and popular culture.  For both academic and popular publishing, new media offers new opportunities in terms of circulation and readerships. 
The Hard Copy workshop is a strategic initiative to develop an Australian discourse around these issues with an international perspective.  The workshop will provide an overview of the state of interdisciplinary publishing in Australia and an opportunity for the generation of new models and the development of new partnerships between organisations and individuals active in the field. 

Hardcopy will be facilitated by ROGER MALINA, editor of LEONARDO, the leading journal for readers interested in the application of contemporary science and technology to the arts.
The program for Hardcopy consists of three facilitated sessions, each with a number of brief position statements, followed by discussion. The day will conclude with a plenary discussion. Lunch will be provided. This is a free event however pre-registration is essential.

10.00 am Welcome
10.30 am Soft and hard : changing models of distribution
12 noon The academy, practice based research, scholarship and dissemination
2.00 pm Criticism and readership
3.30 pm Plenary
5.00 pm Close

Fibreculture will host an online discussion during February and March to develop a participative and informed debate on the topics.  A report on the event will be published  in RealTime. We invite professionals in interdisciplinary, creative work to join the discussion online and in Adelaide. Please register here to ensure you place at the workshop.

Hardcopy is an integral component of the Media State Program in the Adelaide Bank Festival of the Arts 2006. It is organised by ANAT and the Creativity and Cognition Studios in partnership with Leonardo, Fibreculture, RealTime and Smart Internet Technology CRC.

ANAT brokers the synthesis between art and culture, science and technology - creating opportunities for connection, collaboration, innovation, research and development in media arts both nationally and internationally.
CREATIVITY AND COGNITION STUDIOS is a multi-disciplinary research group at the University of Technology Sydney, which specialises in practice based research in the creative use of new technologies.
FIBRECULTURE is a forum for the exchange of articles, ideas and arguments on Australian IT policy in a broad, cultural context.
LEONARDO was founded in 1968 in Paris by kinetic artist and astronautical pioneer Frank Malina. Today, Leonardo is the leading journal for readers interested in the application of contemporary science and technology to the arts.
REALTIME is Australia's largest arts magazine providing quality writing about innovation in the arts focusing on contemporary performance, dance, music, sound art, visual art and new media art.
SMART INTERNET TECHNOLOGY CRC is an incorporated joint venture between industry, leading universities and the NSW State Government. Its key purpose is to develop new technologies in the Smart Internet arena, carrying out world-class research into disruptive Internet technologies that have global commercial opportunity.

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