CMPS Research Seminar: Creative Control
On Wednesday the 19th May at 6pm the Centre for Cultural and Media Studies (in association with the Productivity and Futures of Work GRP) will be hosting Michael Siciliano, discussing his new book, Creative Control: The Ambivalence of Work in the Culture Industries (Columbia University Press, 2021).
Drawing on two years of ethnographic research in a music studio and in a YouTube multi-channel network in Los Angeles, Michael’s research offers an important contribution to debates about how work in the contemporary creative industries is imagined and experienced. The book sheds light on the deepening tensions between a vision of these industries as nurturing talent, innovation and new kinds of meaningful creative work and a reality which is also characterised by precarity and exploitative conditions.
The seminar will be hosted via Teams and you can join at this link (sign-in with your Warwick credentials to access the chat!)
Michael Siciliano is an Assistant Professor in Sociology at Queen’s University, Ontario, Canada.
The Creative Industries is one of four themes shaping the activity of the University’s Productivity and Futures of Work Global Research Priority.