A novella of ideas : how interactive new media art can effectively communicate an indigenous philosophical concept

Peacock, Eve Christine (2009) A novella of ideas : how interactive new media art can effectively communicate an indigenous philosophical concept. Masters by Research thesis, Queensland University of Technology.

Abstract

How interactive new media art can effectively communicate an indigenous philosophical concept. The sophistication and complexity of the philosophical concept concerning relationships between land and people and between people, intrinsic to the laws and customs of Australian Indigenous society, has begun to be communicated and accessed beyond the realm of anthropological and ethnological domains of Western scholarship. The exciting scope and rapid development of new media arts presents an innovative means of creating an interactive relationship with the general Australian public, addressing the urgent need for an understanding of Indigenous Australian concepts of relationship to land, and to each other, absent from Western narratives. The study is framed by an Indigenous concept of place, and relationships between land and people and between people; and explores how this concept can be clearly communicated through interactive new media arts. It involves: a creative project, the development of an interactive new media art project, a website work-in-progress titled site\sight\cite; and an exegesis, a Novella of Ideas, on the origins, influences, objectives, and potential of creative practices and processes engaged in the creative project. Research undertaken for the creative project and exegesis extended my creative practice into the use of interdisciplinary arts, expressly for the expression of philosophical concepts, consolidating 23 years experience in Indigenous community arts development. The creative project and exegesis contributes to an existing body of Indigenous work in a range of areas - including education, the arts and humanities - which bridges old and new society in Australia. In this study, old and new society is defined by the time of the initial production of art and foundations of knowledge, in the country of its origins, in Indigenous Australia dating back at least 40,000 years.

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ID Code: 30391
Item Type: QUT Thesis (Masters by Research)
Supervisor: Comans, Christine, King-Smith, Leah, Arley, Brian, & Graham, Mary
Keywords: philosophy, place theory, cultural theory, new media art, Indigenous arts practice, Indigenous practice-led research methodology
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 11 Feb 2010 04:15
Last Modified: 20 Apr 2015 23:04

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