Winchester School of Art – Creativity, Innovation and Disruption event

David Gauntlett – presentation and discussion:
Creativity, innovation and disruption


Winchester School of Art

Graphics Building, Seminar room 7-8
28 November 2012, 4.00-5.30pm
All welcome, free admission, no tickets

In this talk, David Gauntlett will consider creative and innovative practice as disruption of existing media and cultural ecosystems – and why this is (usually) a good thing.

He will use the notion of disruptive innovation to look at three cases:

  • Case #1: In which the everyday creativity of users disrupts the traditional professional media ecosystem;
  • Case #2: In which the creative understanding of the potential of the internet disrupts the traditional critical approach of media and communications studies;
  • Case #3: In which the everyday creative uses of online tools disrupt the dominant position of professional arts and humanities scholars.

David Gauntlett is Professor of Media and Communications at the University of Westminster, where he co-directs CAMRI, ranked #1 for media and communications research in RAE 2008. He is the author of several books, including Creative Explorations (2007) and Making is Connecting (2011). He has conducted collaborative research with a number of the world’s leading creative organisations, including the BBC, the British Library, LEGO and Tate.


Photo of students setting up a Winchester School of Art degree show, by Flickr user Davy Gibbons. Some rights reserved under a Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 2.0 licence.

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