Audrey Yue is Head of Department and Professor in Media, Culture and Critical Theory in the Department of Communications and New Media at the National University of Singapore. Before joining NUS in July 2017, she lived in Australia for 30 years where she last held the positions of Professor in Cultural Studies and Director of the Research Unit in Public Cultures at the University of Melbourne. Her research covers the fields of Sinophone media cultures; cultural policy and development, and; queer Asian studies. She has published 7 scholarly books and more than 80 refereed essays including: Promoting Sustainable Living (2015), Sinophone Cinemas (2014), Transnational Australian Cinema (2013), Queer Singapore (2012), Ann Hui’s Song of the Exile (2010), AsiaPacifiQueer (2008) and Mobile Cultures: New Media in Queer Asia (2003). Her recent essays appear in International Journal of Communications, Inter-Asia Cultural Studies, and Urban Studies. She is Editorial Board Member of Journal of Communications, Sexualities, Feminist Media Studies, International Journal of Chinese Cinemas and Cultural Studies Review.
One key project is her research on urban screens in networked public spaces. It examined large screen developments in Melbourne and Seoul, curated new exhibitions of interactive digital media art, tested its telematic screening across the two cities, conducted cross-cultural audience reception research at these events, and theorised the development of the large screen in the Asia-Pacific region. Together with her team (Nikos Papastergiadis and Scott McQuire), this project has published 23 referred articles and book chapters, including the edited book Ambient Screens (Hong Kong UP 2016).
This lecture, entitled Ambient Participation and Resilient Placemaking, examines the concept of ambient participation. Drawing on examples from protest screens and light projection festivals in Hong Kong, Singapore and Melbourne, it develops a cultural evaluation model for ambient participation focusing on public screens as significant urban sites for resilient placemaking.
MAIN TOPICS OF INTEREST
Cultural studies, cultural policy, urban communications, queer and feminist media studies, global Asian cinemas.