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Research hubs

We have identified six areas of investigation in creative practices and cultural economies:

Building creative societies
Multimodality embraces representations of a plethora of cultural artefacts – from toys to towns and cities – working with resources including colour, gesture, language, music and sound to create new understandings as to how they function or might function in contemporary digital media.
Creative media
Media Artsopens a UTSWeb sub-site produces and analyses the established forms of cinema, radio/sound, television/video and installation at the same time as it concentrates on interactive and locative media that are now emerging because of digital technology.
Cultural heritage and tourism
Public History, Memory and Heritageopens a UTSWeb sub-site promotes and researches the practice and understanding of public history in the academy, the community and cultural industries.
Media and communication practices
Public Communication provides a focus for research, debate and dissemination of knowledge about ideas, issues and events in public communication.
Wine and food
Cultural Economy of Wine conceptualises wine as much as an experience, embracing artisan and symbolic qualities beyond the consumable item. The entire winemaking process is one that should integrate qualities such as individual and community values, terroir, 'sense of place' and history with the more tangible elements of vineyard management, harvesting, fermentation, maturation and distribution.
Writing and literary cultures
Creative Writingopens a UTSWeb sub-site promotes and supports research into new writing and narrative practice. Writing research supervisors at UTS include some of Australia's leading writers.