Hidden Innovation : Policy, Industry and the Creative Sector

Cunningham, Stuart D. (2013) Hidden Innovation : Policy, Industry and the Creative Sector. The Creative Economy and Innovation Culture. University of Queensland Press, Brisbane, QLD.

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The latest book in the internationally acclaimed Creative Economy series.

The term ‘two cultures’ was coined more than 50 years ago by scientist and novelist C.P. Snow to describe the divergence in the world views and methods of scientists and the creative sector. This divergence has meant that innovation systems and policies have focussed for decades on science, engineering, technology and medicine and the industries that depend on them. The humanities, arts and social sciences have been bitt players at best; their contributions hidden from research agendas, policy and program initiatives, and the public mind.

But structural changes to advanced economies and societies have brought services industries and the creative sector to greater prominence as key contributors to innovation. Hidden Innovation peels back the veil, tracing the way innovation occurs through new forms of screen production enabled by social media platforms as well as in public broadcasting. It shows that creative workers are contributing fresh ideas across the economy, and how creative cities debates need reframing. It traces how policies globally are beginning to catch up with the changing social and economic realities.

In his new book, Cunningham argues that the innovation framework offers the best opportunity in decades to reassess and refresh the case for the public role of the humanities, particularly the media, cultural and communication studies disciplines.

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ID Code: 57654
Item Type: Book
Additional Information: Stuart Cunningham is Distinguished Professor of Media and Communications at the Queensland University of Technology and Director of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation. He has played a leading role in the development of Australian media and cultural policy studies and has served in several leadership roles in advocacy, advice and governance in research and higher education, and in the screen and library sectors.
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Keywords: innovation, policy, creative industries
ISBN: 9780702249556
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA STUDIES (200100) > Media Studies (200104)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Deposited On: 30 Jul 2013 22:12
Last Modified: 10 Oct 2015 14:14

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