- Research-based Learning and Public Scholarship seminar. 9–12.30, 23 May, Brisbane, hosted by the Griffith Institute for Higher Education at the Eco Centre at Griffith University Nathan campus.
Research-based learning (RBL) has been shown to engage students and motivate staff as it brings together the key strands of learning, teaching and research. This workshop will discuss techniques for linking teaching and research and the connection between RBL and public scholarship in addressing research problems in community settings. I'll be presenting on a panel of academic staff to share experiences and strategies for engaging in RBL and public scholarship at Griffith. For more information, see www.griffith.edu.au/gihe/
- Building an Australasian Commons conference. 9-5, 24 June, Creative Industries Precinct, Kelvin Grove, Brisbane.
A showcase of what is going on in Australia and where to from here. With key note addresses form music industry, educators and professional musicians, the event will also feature workshops and panels about case studies, jurisdiction reports and new models for artistic practice. I'll be working on a panel with CCi's Phil Graham, Julian Knowles and others from industry. For more information, see creativecommons.org.au/australasiancommon
- Creating Value: Between Commerce and Commons. International conference of the ARC Centre for Excellence in Creative Industries and Innovation. 25 - 27 June, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre.
This conference showcases research projects, and features papers from academic, business, creative or public policy specialists on many aspects of value-creation in the context of creative industries and innovation. Keynote speakers will include Henry Jenkins (MIT), Mark Deuze (Indiana, US) and Norman Jackson (Surrey SCEPTrE). I'll be presenting a paper in the Law stream on the lock down of IP in sound recordings within a university teaching and research context, called 'who's doing the stealing?'. I'll also be presenting and participating in two panels, one on 'Creative Capital and Workforce Futures', the other on 'Legal Issues for Social Networks and Creating Public Value'. For more information, see www.cci.edu.au/events/creating-value-between-commerce-and-commons
- The World Conference of the International Society of Music Education (ISME 2008). 20-25 July, Bologna Italy.
A swag of us from the Queensland Conservatorium will be heading off to Italy to present research papers on music-making and education, but also to network and catch-up with with other musicians form around the world, including the UK, the USA, Finland, Sweden and of course Italy. I'm presenting a paper I wrote with Matt Hitchock about 'the hidden curriculum' of social networking which is working so well for us in music tech at the Con. I'll also be working on a panel with colleages Göran Folkestad (Malmö Academy of Music) and Miika Salavuo (Sibelius Academy) & Don Lebler (Griffith Popular Music) called 'Music Education 2.0', and sharing much of what we have learned about creativity, music and the web 2 environment. For more information, see www.isme.org/2008
- The 4th International Art of Record Production Conference. 14-16 November 2008, Lowell, Massachusetts, USA
The conference will be hosted by Prof William Moylan (author of 'Understanding and Crafting the Mix: The Art of Recording') at the University of Massachusetts Lowell's music department and in its state-of-the-art music technology facilities. The four streams of papers and panels are on The Studio As Musical Instrument, Recording Practice And Performance, Production And The Listener and The Empowered Artist (this last topic, where I'll be presenting a paper about technology). The keynote speaker will be music industry legend, Phil Ramone, & UMass Lowell’s exceptional recording studios, control rooms and critical listening room will also be featured in an on-going “Unraveling the Mix” mixing / production session where an active multitrack mix (stereo or surround) sits in the control room for evaluation, hosted by the mix engineer. Advanced recording and processing strategies are discussed and demonstrated in isolation and in the context of the mix on a API Vision console capable of simultaneous surround and two channel mixing. For more information, see www.artofrecordproduction.com/content/view/75/109/
And finally in December, we look forward to hosting the Apple University Consortium CreateWorld 2008 again at Griffith's South Bank campus. Featuring presentations and works from digital artists from all over Australia and the US. More information and web site and this comes to hand.