Thursday, 22 January 2015

IADT Plagiarism Policy - staff briefing

Yesterday, as part of my Teaching and Learning Committee responsibilities, I assisted Dr. Marion Palmer in a staff briefing on IADT's revised Plagiarism Policy in the STAR. A (tellingly) small group, but excellent questions and a lively, engaged debate commences the Committee's cross-Institute briefings.

We need to get all heads (lecturers and students) around the fact that reliable and appropriate sourcing, referencing and attribution of all types of media is not just an academic exercise, but is a key research skill and a crucial part of the development of professional practice.

Uncontrolled mash-up, reuse and blasé or willful ignorance of copyright and IP issues can be the paths to amateurism, IP theft and ultimately bad business. The debate will continue over the next few months!

Thursday, 15 January 2015

Oscar Nomination for Song of The Sea!

Congrats congrats to Cartoon Saloon's Tomm Moore and Paul Young, and to all the Cartoon Saloon crew for their 2015 Oscar nomination in the Animated Feature category for 'Song Of The Sea'. 

A word of commiseration too to Alan Holly for missing out the Oscar (Short Film, Animated) shortlist with his wonderful 'Coda'.

Fingers crossed for the Oscars on Sunday 22nd of February! And we can't wait to see 'Song' soon on the big screens here! Go Tomm, Paul and The Saloon! Bring back that little golden man...