Media and Culture Journal
Wednesday, 06 July 2011
M/C - Media and Culture is proud to present issue three in volume fourteen of M/C Journal
'trouble' - Edited by Ariella Van Luyn, Tess Van Hemert, and Liz Ellison
This special issue of M/C Journal emerges from Ignite10!, a bi-annual conference held at Queensland University of Technology for the Creative Industries postgraduate research students in October 2010. The conference attracted fifty-one abstracts and showcased creative and critical works from many in the postgraduate cohort. Creative Industries includes a variety of disciplines and the conference highlighted contemporary research into a wide array of topics and encouraged connections across disciplines such as creative writing and literary studies, visual arts, media and communication, film studies, fashion, and design.
This edition of M/C Journal includes papers that enter a dialogue with the theme of 'trouble'. The research journey can be a complex and exciting adventure into the unknown. Along the way, we encounter obstacles, make new discoveries, and challenge existing research. The conference presentations and exhibitions shared our collective experiences of encountering trouble, making trouble, or Looking for Trouble.
Ignite10! offered a forum to expose the intersections between practice-led and critical research methodologies. During Ignite10! presenters discussed their methodologies (both creative and critical); the creative practice and critical intersections of research; the obstacles they have encountered during their research journey; and the exciting and innovative findings their research has generated. This collection of contemporary research provided an insight to the current concerns with Creative Industries based research.