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100 years of Disney: From a Cartoon Mouse to a Global Giant, How Walt Disney Conquered the World

On October 16, 1923, brothers Walt and Roy set up a modest cartoon studio. Their goal was to produce short, animated films. They created a new character: a mouse, with large ears. By Ben McCann, University of Adelaide.

How did Taylor Swift Get So Popular? She Never Goes Out of Style

Last week, USA Today/Gannett posted a job ad for a Taylor Swift reporter, seeking an experienced journalist and content creator to “capture the music and cultural impact of Taylor Swift”. By Kate Pattison, RMIT University.

Interested, Curious and Empathetic, Michael Parkinson Helped Bridge the Gap Between Australia and England

Michael Parkinson demonstrated the art of the good interview night after night. He practised deep listening, giving his interviewee his full attention, but he was always aware of the audience. While he was asking questions on behalf of the audience and advocating for the audience, he always had the person he was interviewing as his focus. By Lea Redfern, University of Sydney.

George Eliot’s Middlemarch: egoism, moral stupidity, and the complex web of life

Middlemarch (1872) is a slow read and a deeply immersive one. George Eliot – the pen name of Mary Ann Evans (1819-1880) – built rich and complex fictional worlds that she hoped would allow readers to be “better able to imagine and to feel the pains and joys of those who differ from themselves in everything but the broad fact of being struggling, erring human creatures”. Helen Groth, UNSW Sydney

Remembering Barry Humphries, the man who enriched the culture, reimagined the one man show and upended the cultural cringe

Barry Humphries began his career as a Dadaist. His street performances around Melbourne in the early 1950s foreshadowed performance art in Australia. He was the most daring student prankster Melbourne University had ever known. By Anne Pender, University of Adelaide.

Want to delete your social media, but can’t bring yourself to do it? Here are some ways to take that step

For more than a decade we’ve been deeply immersed in a love affair with social media. And the thought of ending things can be painful. But like any relationship, if social media is no longer making you happy – and if curating your online persona is exhausting instead of fun – it might be time to say goodbye. By Sharon Horwood, Senior lecturer in Psychology, at Deakin University.

New York: Explore the New MoMA with Architect Charles Renfro
Watch the new DAM documentary that takes you on a fascinating and insightful journey through the latest expansion of the Museum of Modern Art in New York with architect Charles Renfro.

A New MoMA: Museum of Modern Art
Opening today in New York, the new renovation and expansion of MoMA. Glenn D. Lowry, the director of the Museum of Modern Art, talks about the ideas, aims and philosophy behind the design of the new galleries by Diller Scofidio + Renfro.

Chanel Haute Couture Paris: Behind the Scenes of the Show
Take a look behind the scenes at Karl Lagerfeld's latest haute couture collection for Chanel in Paris, with Kristen Stewart, Tilda Swinton, Julianne Moore and Pharell Williams. We also see the Chanel atelier and the exquisite workmanship that creates this iconic fashion house's couture collections, writes Jeanne-Marie Cilento.

Interview with Karl Lagerfeld: Chanel Haute Couture in Paris
Creative director of Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld, talks about why Paris is best known for high fashion and how the Eiffel Tower is the monument that best symbolises his new Autumn Winter 2017/18 haute couture show. Beneath the soaring glass dome of the Grand Palais, Chanel created a 38-meter high version of the tower, with wooden garden chairs set out beneath like a Parisian park, a runway designed to invite a leisurely stroll and a rediscovery of the city, writes Jeanne-Marie Cilento.

Cannes Film Festival: Hollywood Foreign Press Association Benefit
One of the highlights of the packed calendar at this year's Cannes Film Festival was the star studded benefit hosted by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for the International Rescue Committee. The throng of actors included Tilda Swinton, Jake Gyllenhaal, Dustin Hoffman, Ben Stiller, Emma Thompson and Lily Collins, Jeanne-Marie Cilento & Antonio Della Rovere report.

Brussels - Art and the City
A short film produced by DAM television and filmed in Brussels by Elli Ioannou at the city's art museums including Bozar, Centre for Fine Arts, the Boghossian Foundation at Villa Empain and the Vanhaerents Collection. Artists include Pol Bury, Maarten Vanden Eynd, JameLee Byers and Tomas Saraceno.

Chanel Takes Off for a Space Age Autumn/Winter 2017/18
Watch an interview with karl Lagerfeld and the entire show from start to finish.

Chanel Haute Couture Hits New Heights in Paris
Interview with Karl Lagerfeld, the creative director of Chanel, talking about his soigne new haute couture collection in Paris under the great, glass dome of the Grand Palais and a look backstage at the preparation before the show, by Jeanne-Marie Cilento.

Cyborgs and Chanel's New World Order in Paris
Each season Karl Lagerfeld creates Chanel collections that seduce and polarise new generations of the jeunesse dorée. His latest work, shown in Paris earlier this month, for Spring/Summer 2017 was set in a digital world with two cyborgs opening the show, both a commentary on society's obsession with new technology, followed by a brilliant yet wearable collection that seemed both contemporary and retro with a dash of Eighties futurism.

Designer & Made in Ratio Creative Director Brodie Neill
Australian designer Brodie Neill talks to Jeanne-Marie Cilento about his stellar international career. Based in London, he discusses his new work and inspiration ~ including the influence of listening to Swedish House music on his creative oeuvre in our DAM TV interview.

David Adams: Interview with the Filmmaker & Photojournalist
Australian filmmaker and photojournalist David Adam’s exciting television series Alexander’s Lost World is being broadcast on networks around the world. Jeanne-Marie Cilento interviewed the inveterate traveller about his adventures at his beautiful mud-brick home overlooking the Bilgola Plateau in Sydney.

Dutch Design Star Marcel Wanders
The Dutch rockstar of the design world, the tall, leonine Marcel Wanders talks to Jeanne-Marie Cilento in Milan, Italy about his philosophy and his work, now held in museum collections around the world, and his signature necklace of meteorite, lava, birthstones and Baccarat crystals.

London Fashion Week: Day 4 Highlights Spring/Summer 2015
highlights from the catwalk shows from Day Four at London Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2015. There are interviews with Laura Bailey, Paula Reed & Naomi Harris. Look out for our upcoming report of all the best looks and trends from our fashion correspondent Limor Helfgott.

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