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Visiting Speaker: Julia Lawrinson

West Australian author Julia Lawrinson will visit the College on Friday, 24 May. Julia is a writer of children's and young adult fiction. Her debut novel Obsession (Fremantle Press, 2001) won the Western Australian Premier's Prize for Young Adult Writing. Since then her work has been shortlisted for numerous awards. Julia will be giving lectures and conducting Creative Writing Workshops with secondary students from selected year groups.

Digital Now - Illustrated Lecture

8 May: 6:30 - 7:30pm in the PICA Performance Space. Admission is free - RSVP essential to
Guest Speaker: Associate Professor Michele Willson: Head of the Department of Internet Studies, School of Media, Culture & Creative Arts, Curtin University.

Responding to the digital climate of today, Michele Willson will present an illustrated lecture expanding upon the concerns of a number of Hatched works which explore the effect of the internet and the digital reign of technology. Following PICA's recent guest speaker series, this lecture will examine the intersection of artwork, culture and theory.

Associate Professor Michele Willson is the Head of the Department of Internet Studies at Curtin University; one of the oldest internet studies departments in the world. Her research explores engagements with and through technologies and how these influence our understanding of ourselves, our social relations and social practices. She is also interested in the ways in which the affordances and constraints of these technologies - their coding, infrastructure, interface design, for example - play a role in these considerations. She is the author of various publications on these topics, including the book, Technically Together: Rethinking Community within Techno-Society.

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