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Abstract

In December 2013 the Design Research Institute at RMIT University, and CREATEC at Edith Cowan University, collaborated in a Symposium addressing the topic of ‘Digital interventions in everyday creativity’. Partly sponsored by the ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation, this Symposium was one of a Digital Interventions series organised by Professor Sarah Pink of RMIT. The Call for Papers noted that the symposium was to examine “how digital media are implicated in processes of change, […interrogating] how people engage digital media in creative practices that intervene in their own and others’ lives, the intentionalities through which they do this, and the processes and experiences involved”. By the time the Symposium was held, a proposal had been accepted for a special issue of Media International Australia focussing upon the topic: ‘Digital interventions in everyday creativity’. Realising that there was already a triple engagement with the ideas raised and brought forth via (i) the Call for Papers, then (ii) canvassed at the Symposium, and (iii) written up for peer review and publication, it was decided to use a fourth set of deliberations to see if these might offer further value in deepening the relevant concepts. All authors whose articles had been accepted for publication were invited to participate in subsequent review of two other accepted papers in parallel with their addressing of reviewers’ comments. They were explicitly asked not to review the additional papers, but to reflect upon them and to see if these disparate ways of addressing the same topic might add value to their own deliberations. This paper is an account of one aspect of the research, drawing upon interviews with four authors who agreed to take part in this process and who subsequently consented to be interviewed.