Monday, 25 February 2013

Media, Culture and Racism: Registration Open

Media, Culture and Racism:

The legacy of Stephen Lawrence 20 years on

Saturday 27 April 2013

This event is free and open to all, but places are limited. Please register at:

Invited speakers include:

• Professor Les Back (Department of Sociology, Goldsmiths University of London)

• Professor Simon Cottle (Media and Communication, Cardiff School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies)

• Rehana Minhas (Equality in Education, led the development of the Stephen Lawrence Standard in schools and colleges in Leeds)

Film screenings and the display of artworks will be programmed as an integral part of the event.

Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Inside the GIF-Industrial Complex

Read Katrina Sluis interviewed in New Republic about the exhibition she curated at The Photographers' Gallery, Born in 1987: The Animated GIF.

This week Katrina will be speaking at Falmouth University's Photography Symposium 2013: Migrations; in April she's in New York, speaking at The Photographic Universe II, a two-day conference organized by Aperture Foundation and The New School—including the School of Art, Media and Technology at Parsons The New School for Design and the Vera List Center for Art and Politics. 

Friday, 8 February 2013

Unfree Masters

Unfree Masters: Recording Artists and the Politics of Work is reviewed by Hillegonda Rietveld in this week's Times Higher Education:

'Here is a book that does several things at once. It explains the current status of recording artists, both as subordinated employees and as free entrepreneurs who license rights to intellectual property, namely their music compositions and recordings. It also shows how, from the standpoint of labour politics, these cultural workers are not so different from other workers in a neoliberal political economy: competing individually while dreaming of autonomy, and contractually tied to a record company that snaps up their creative output for exploitation and keeps them indebted while offering little security.'

Read on...