Imagine if you could pay less to see films that are less popular. Dynamic (or demand based) ticket pricing already happens in China and its about to start in Australia. An article written with Bronwyn Coate for The Conversation and published on 7 February 2017. Continue…
Edited online version of an article published in Summer 2016 issue of The Equity Magazine:
“What if women were not the problem that needed to be addressed and we recast the problem as a preponderance of men? What if we gave as much attention to understanding male behaviours in the film industry as we have given to the evident lack of women? What if the key to achieving statistical equivalence wasn’t more women but fewer men?”
Women aren’t the problem in the film industry, men are
Our groundbreaking “Gender Offender” analysis of the Australian film industry published by The Conversation, 15 November 2016 which asks: “What if we used industry data to demonstrate the impact of dominant behaviours, and to inspire new approaches to encourage change in the industry?”
Breaking down the paucity of female AACTA award nominees
Published in the film industry trade journal if Magazine, 31 October, 2016:
“If we are really going to reward anyone in the Australian film industry we need to give recognition to the women who swim against the current, day in and day out. These women don’t need a life-jacket tossed to them when a funding agency takes notice occasionally. They need a tidal change….We have the data. We have the names. So let’s stop rewarding men who can only work with other men.”
From Here to Ubiquity
A presentation at the 2016 Australian Society of Archivists (ASA) Conference. The “Forging Links: people, systems, archives” Conference was held at the Parkroyal Parramatta, Sydney, NSW 17 – 21 October, 2016.
Opening Keynote: Identifying the Point of it All: Towards a Model of “Digital Infrapuncture”,
This is a video of the opening keynote I gave at the 2016 Digital Humanities Conference at Oxford Summer School.
Open Data and Big Data: New Data Sources
This is a presentation I gave at the International Symposium on the Measurement of Digital Cultural Products in Montreal on May 10th, 2016 on the Kinomatics research into reciprocal cinema exchange. Moderator: Ronald Jansen – United Nations Statistics Division (United States) Continue…
It Takes a Crowd
This webinar is designed for anyone who wants to learn about crowdfunding or keep up with the latest developments with a particular focus on how universities are tapping into its potential.
Treasure Trove: why defunding Trove leaves Australia poorer
The National Library of Australia’s Trove service is that map for anyone wanting to navigate the high seas of information abundance.
Three ways Screen Australia can actually improve diversity in the industry
Since the 1970s the argument for government subsidy to the local film industry has been made in terms of the opportunity it provides for Australians “to tell our own stories”.
What isn’t clear in this aspirational statement is that, from the outset, these stories have been told almost exclusively in monotone.