Summer Fruitfulness in Academia?

Great piece on the joys of academic pressure: It’s not true, of course, that September is entirely grim. Being back at work means colliding with cheery colleagues in the corridor, each of us ruefully clutching course-packs and exchanging sympathetic smiles; it also means spotting suntanned students with newly stylish “second-year…

Digital Creativity Required?

[caption id="attachment_5716" align="alignright" width="260"] http://www.cihe.co.uk[/caption] A strategy to link research with media and digital industries is crucial, Elizabeth Gibney hears Creative, digital and information technology (CDIT) industries must be just as important a policy focus for the government as science and engineering. That is the view of David Docherty, chief…

Can we take the creative industries seriously?

[caption id="attachment_2871" align="alignright" width="150" caption="http://www.sxc.hu/photo/1367221"][/caption] Working in the creative industries... where most of us work because "we love it", but end up with long houses, poor pay, lack of benefits, 'sacrificial ethos' ... recognising that. Here Professor Rosalind Gill calls for a more sustainable model: Society needs to look beyond…