Sunday 21 March 2010. Part of Open Office for Words.
Laura Basu (A Doctoral Candidate working in the project The Dynamics of Cultural Remembrance: An Intermedial Perspective) spoke about memory and media in relation to the concept of a memory dispositif.
As her case study Basu used the historical figure of the Australian outlaw Ned Kelly, to investigate how cultural memory is formed through constellations of various representations across various media. In her talk she identified the three categories of medial, temporal and political as crucial elements in the process of cultural memory formation.
Steve Rushton (Writer and Editor). In his talk They Came To See Who Came, Rushton spoke about media events in relation to Who What Where When & How, his collaborative work together with Rod Dickinson.
Rushton described contemporary media as a feedback loop, sharing examples of various media events and illustrating the process of how these fold back onto themselves, creating narratives of reality. “Simply through their performance, certain media events can have an effect in the world” Rushton spoke, demonstrating further how media masters reality.