Australia Council for the Arts 2008
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Publication: December 2008
Authors: Therese Fingleton, Christy Dena, Jennifer Wilson
Project Sponsor: Josie Emery
Commissioning editor and project manager: Therese Fingleton
In 2006, the Australia Council for the Arts launched Story of the Future to support writers to develop new media writing and business skills and to create new work for commercial take-up. This guide has been developed as a discreet project of Story of the Future.
The authors acknowledge the contribution of the Literature Board of the Australia Council for the Arts and key program partner the Australian Film, Television and Radio School (AFTRS). The authors also wish to thank the interviewees who generously contributed to this publication.
This guide includes references, comments and projections regarding the topic of the craft and business of new media writing. The recipient acknowledges that these references, comments and projections reflect assumptions by the authors concerning the future, which may or may not prove correct.
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About the authors
Therese Fingleton has over a decade of local and international ICT experience, gained as a project manager, IT consultant and producer. She currently manages the Story of the Future project at the Australia Council for the Arts; a federal education and development program for writers and producers. In recent roles Therese has worked with diverse groups including artists, educators, young people and entrepreneurs; presented at the national Connecting UP and Making Links conferences in Adelaide and Sydney; been an online moderator for Oxfam’s International Youth Parliament and worked as an ICT adviser for a remote indigenous community in Guatemala. Therese currently sits on the National Steering Committee of MEGA (Mobile Enterprise Growth Alliance).
Christy Dena is a cross-media specialist who works as a narrative and game design consultant and educator. She has worked as an advisor, MC, presenter, judge and mentor for the Story of the Future initiative and has mentored at AFTRS Laboratory for Advanced Media Production (LAMP), Booranga Writers Centre and De Montfort University. For the past few years she has been giving presentations on the design of cross-media projects to organisations including Nokia, Australia Council for the Arts, Film Australia, Centre for Screen Business, AFTRS, ABC, ACT Filmmakers Network, Film and Television Institute, IGDA Brisbane and the Web Standards Group. She is currently completing her PhD at the School of Letters, Art and Media, University of Sydney. Christy’s bio site is at www.ChristyDena.com and her design-oriented blog and podcast is at www.UniverseCreation101.com.
Jennifer Wilson is the principal at Lean Forward, consulting in the area of engaging consumer experience, mobile and online, with a key focus on social engagement and soft personalisation. Lean Forward undertakes bespoke development in this area and assists companies in navigating the commercial minefield of the digital environment. Jennifer’s previous roles included Head of Innovation for ninemsn, where she investigated developments in engagement, interaction, social networking, user generated content and other new technologies and how these shape our interactive futures. Prior to this, she was Managing Director of HWW, content provider and developer of online and mobile sites, including yourTime™. Jennifer has over 20 years in interactive communications and sits on the National Executive of the Australian Interactive Media Industry Association (AIMIA).
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