CFP: Art.Media.Design | Writing Intersections

  • Location:

Swinburne University of Technology
Melbourne, Australia
November 17-18, 2009

The fields of Art, Media and Design engage in the creative production of digital and material artefacts that reproduce and resist existing discourses. The text genres that accompany this artefactual creativity also enter into reproductive and contrasting relations with project work. ArtMediaDesign | Writing Intersections offers a two day conference space to explore and theorize the theoretical and applied consequences of this text|artefact intersection. We invite faculty, practitioners and students to join us in Melbourne (Australia) to explore these issues. Writing Intersections follows immediately after the Cumulus09 Melbourne (RMIT/Swinburne) Conference and we encourage you to attend both events.

Sean Cubitt was born in Lincolnshire of Irish parents. He studied at Queens' College Cambridge and McGill University, Montreal. In the 1980s he worked freelance in art schools, community arts, journalism, the Open University and as National Organiser for the Society for Education in Film and Television. He spent the 1990s in Liverpool, where he became Professor of Media Arts at Liverpool John Moores University, and was involved in developing the Foundation for Art and Creative Technology (FACT). In 2000, he moved to New Zealand with wife Alison and dog Zebedee, where he was Professor of Screen and Media Studies at the University of Waikato. In 2002 he was appointed Honorary Professor of the University of Dundee. He now holds dual nationality with New Zealand and the UK. In July 2006 he moved to Melbourne where he is currently Professor of Media and Communications and Director, Program in Media and Communications.

Day 1 (17th November): Postgraduate Student Focus Registration Opening Lunch and Welcome
Keynote: Sean Cubitt
Afternoon Workshops
Afternoon Break
Papers (Colloquium Format) 1
Conference Dinner

Day 2 (18th November)
Papers (Colloquium Format) 2
Papers (Colloquium Format) 3
Afternoon Break
Papers (Colloquium Format) 4
Closing Drinks and Nibbles

Papers will be grouped into two sequential hour colloquiums per session. Each colloquium will have four presenters and a chair with a maximum of ten minutes per paper followed by twenty minutes for synthesis and discussion.

We invite papers in two broad areas: pedagogy and theory. In the pedagogy stream you will address the practical challenges of writing Art, Media and Design in/for/about Further and Higher Education. In the theoretical stream we invite papers addressing substantive issues for the three fields regarding intersections between writing practices and these three fields. All abstracts and papers will be peer reviewed and notification of acceptance, modification and rejection provided to meet DEST requirements. Abstract submissions may be sent to and

Abstracts Due: June 16
Notification of Acceptance: July 16
Full Papers Due: September 16
Conference: 17-18 November

Further Information and Updates:

Full registration: $195 FT Student registration: $100 (excludes conference dinner @$45)

Selected papers from the proceedings will be published in the Journal of Writing for Creative Practice in early 2010. This is the journal of the Writing PAD Network which is sponsoring the conference.

A/ Prof Su Baker, VCA (Melbourne University)
A/ Prof Nancy de Freitas, AUT University (New Zealand)
Dr Janine Baker, Monash University
A/ Prof Peter Murphy, Monash University
Dr Stanislav Roudavski, Melbourne University
Dr Gavin Melles, Swinburne University
Dr Keith Robertson, Swinburne University