Digital Futures [Melbourne]
Tuesday October 22, 2019 - 6:15 PM
The Wheeler Centre
176 Little Lonsdale St
Melbourne, Victoria 3000
Free - but please book.
Amber Richardson & Teale Nicholls
Language/ Cultural Consultant:
About the Show
It’s no secret that the digital media industry has been the site of rapid and surprising change in recent decades. The market for screen content of all kinds – as well as screen-adjacent storytelling like podcasts – is hungry for fresh stories and new, authentic voices. And as platforms multiply and consolidate, the boundaries between mass market and niche have softened.
What does this mean for marginalised voices – especially writers, creative professionals and performers with disability – who’ve traditionally been underrepresented in the media mainstream? And – how about marginalised audiences?
In this panel conversation, we’ll discuss how artists with disability across the globe are engaging with the new digital order, and making entertaining and innovative work. Does the changing market offer new possibilities for access and creative expression? And how can we bring forward a future where people with disability have meaningful and lasting careers in the media arts?
Can’t make it? This event will be live-streamed on this page. Sign up for reminders here.
Drinks available for purchase on the night.
Presented in partnership with The Other Film Festival & Arts Access Victoria with the support of City of Melbourne and Screen Australia.
This event will be Auslan interpreted and live-captioned.