Photos of our first Future Human event are now up here.
Monthly Archives: July 2011
We are now on Twitter. Tweeting. All day long. Like Kim Kardashian. Just one more thing we have in common.
Ampersand Magazine presents Future Human #1
Gimcrack Journalism: Outsourcing, axing and the fragmentation of the newsroom.
Surry Hills Library
July 21, 2011, 8.30 pm
Peter Atkinson (Pagemasters)
Peter Smith (Financial Times)
Elmo Keep (Hungry Beast)
At the end of May this year, Fairfax sacked 82 sub-editors and production managers in favour of outsourcing to global editorial assembly line Pagemasters. In the US, top-flight investigative journalists are deserting newspapers and forming their own not-for-profit newsrooms. What will happen to quality reporting when the newsroom is finally dismantled? And do media graduates stand a chance of finding interesting work in this rapidly evolving economy, or are they doomed to blogging and streaming inane feuilleton?
Ampersand Magazine is very excited to present the first event of a new talks series, Future Human.
A hugely popular event from London, Future Human reinvents the intellectual salon for a new age of radical change and innovation as four selected guest speakers and experts address a unique topic.
Ampersand has joined up with our pal Dan Stacey, co-founder of the London event, and together have plans to make the night ongoing and monthly here in Sydney.
‘A blend of intimacy, anarchy and intellectual nourishment… the salon has arrived in the 21st century’ – The Sunday Times
PLEASE BOOK AHEAD BY PHONING HERE: 02 8374 6230
The Chinese Government’s crackdown on artists creating work deemed too controversial or critical are experiencing further heat from police.
In late June, Ampersand contributor Guo Jian spoke to both the New York Times and CNN about the situation in Beijing and how his art threatens the regime.
New York Times article
June 22, 2011
CNN newsreport (video)
June 26, 2011