Cultural institutions and ideas of Australia in the age of FANG:
the 2016 Brian Johns lecture

In the age of FANG (Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix and Google) how can small players like Australia sustain their cultural identity? Griffith Review editor Julianne Schultz explains why the age of FANG is profoundly different to anything we’ve known before.

She discusses the cultural industries, their importance and potential and says that if we’re to become more than a just marginal content provider ‘the idea of Australia needs to be refreshed’ and revisited.

Lecture delivered on 2 May 2016, presented by Macquarie university’s Centre for Media History and supported by the Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund.

Audio kindly supplied by SBS Radio Operations, and downloaded from ABC RN‘s Big Ideas.

An edited transcript, ‘Australia must act now to preserve its culture in face of global tech giants’, was published by The Conversation.