DR. DAN GOLDING
Dr. Dan Golding is a lecturer in Media and Communications at Swinburne University and an award-winning writer with over 200 publications (ABC Arts, Crikey, Buzzfeed, Meanjin, Kotaku). He co-wrote Game Changers (Affirm Press, 2016), made the soundtrack to Push Me Pull You (PS4, 2016), and from 2014-2017 was director of the Freeplay Independent Games Festival.
I’m writing Star Wars After Lucas, a book about nostalgia, politics, and legacy in The Force Awakens, Rogue One, and Star Wars Rebels. Under contract with University of Minnesota Press (2019).
How Wonder Woman’s theme music went from bombastic to smart. Looking at how Wonder Woman‘s score gives the character depth.
Game Changers: From Minecraft to Misogyny, The Fight For The Future of Videogames (Affirm Press, 2016). Co-authored with Leena van Deventer.
The Man From Snowy River for Metro Magazine’s National Film and Sound Archive (NFSA)/Kodak Atlab Cinema Collection, an 8000 word commissioned essay on the legacy of an Australian classic.
Far From Paradise: The body, the apparatus and the image of contemporary virtual reality. Research published with Convergence analysing the cultural impact of contemporary Virtual Reality devices.
I’m working with Andrew Pogson (Melbourne Symphony Orchestra) and Nicholas Buc (conductor and composer) to make Art of the Score, a podcast about film music.
Remembering Star Wars for the Australian Centre of the Moving Image (ACMI) to mark the 40th anniversary of the first Star Wars film.
John Williams and the Universal Language of Film Music. Exploring how music communicatess meaning in Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977).
The Dreamers of La La Land for Senses of Cinema, on the unfashionable hope and impossible nostalgia at the heart of La La Land (2016).
My recording of some Debussy for House House’s trailer for their upcoming untitled Goose Game.
A Short History of Videogames, a four-part documentary radio series including archival material and interviews, for Radio National (ABC Australia).