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Domains of Creativity in China: Policy vs. New Media, Small Dogs and Shanzhai

Date(s)
11 March 2013 (18:15-19:45)
Description

The Institute for Creative and Digital Cultures  (ICDC) are pleased to invite you to the following lecture delivered by Dr Bjarke Liboriussen:

Title: Domains of Creativity in China: Policy vs. New Media, Small Dogs and Shanzhai

Time & Venue: Monday 11 March 6:15-7:45pm SSB329

 

About the talk

According to Mihalyi Csikszentmihalyi’s (1996) influential systems theory of creativity, creative workers flourish when they are creative within domains - for example mathematics, music, acting, photography. This talk explores the relevance of the domains model of creativity for the creative industries in China today. Creative industries policy is read as an attempt to galvanise domains, whereas Shanzhai, "small dog cluster economies" (Keane, 2007) and phenomena associated with New Media are read as challenges to domains.

 

Bio

Dr Bjarke Liboriussen is an Assistant Professor in Digital and Creative Media at the University of Nottingham Ningbo China. He has previously done ethnographic, interview-based and theory-driven work in areas such as architecture, virtual worlds, game studies and innovation studies. His current research focuses on the use of tools in creative work, is informed by the philosophy of technology, and is based on interviews with Chinese designers and animators.