Dr Adrian Miles (melbourne .au)

Associate Professor Adrian Miles is co–director of the non/fictionLab, and Deputy Dean Learning and Teaching in the School of Media and Communication at RMIT University, in Melbourne, Australia. He was formerly the Program Director of the consilience Honours lab. He has also been a senior new media researcher in the InterMedia Lab at the University of Bergen, Norway. His academic research on hypertext and networked interactive video is widely published. Research interests include hypertext, new pedagogies for media education, digital humanities and media, digital video poetics, interactive documentary, and computational nonfiction. There is a strong theoretical theme through all this work (Deleuze's cinema philosophy, recent research on new materialism, and avatars of these.) He was the first or second person in the world to videoblog.


I welcome enquiries from students wanting to do innovative and difficult theoretical and project based work in interactive nonfiction, cinema studies, hypertext, and new media. This theoretical work wants to use recent materialist philosophies to reconsider media forms and practices, and to shift nonfiction from theories of representation toward concepts of action in/upon the world. Current work includes developing ideas around what I'm provisionally titling 'computational nonfiction', and using Deleuze's cinematic sensory motor schema as a model for interactivity. Key theorists include bits and bobs of Bergson, Deleuze, Barad, Latour, Bryant, Bogost, Parikka.

  1. Miles, Adrian, ed. Digital Media and Documentary: Antipodean Approaches. Palgrave Pivot, Cham, 2018. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-68643-1. [procedural nonfiction]
  2. Miles, Adrian. ‘Ambient Media Making, Auto-Documentary, and Affect’. Digital Media and Documentary: Antipodean Approaches. Palgrave Pivot, 2018. 69–82. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-68643-1. [procedural nonfiction]
  3. Miles, Adrian. ‘Thirteen Points of View from Afar’. Digital Media and Documentary: Antipodean Approaches. Palgrave Pivot, Cham, 2018. 1–11. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-68643-1. [procedural nonfiction]
  4. 2017
  5. Miles, Adrian. ‘Dark Ecologies’. Visible Evidence XXIV, Buenos Aires: N.p., 2017. Conference Presentation. [procedural nonfiction]
  6. Miles, Adrian, ed. ‘A Murmuration Is Not a Story’. The Material Turn and Interactive Documentary: A Panel. Melbourne: materialisms.media unpublishing, 2017. 5–22. DOI: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.1120447[procedural nonfiction]
  7. Miles, Adrian, ed. The Material Turn and Interactive Documentary: A Panel. Melbourne: materialisms.media unpublishing, 2017. Web. DOI: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.1120447[procedural nonfiction]
  8. Miles, Adrian. "Ambient Media Making, Auto-Documentary, and Affect." Digital Intimacies Symposium, November 2017. RMIT University ()academia archive of the slides, no text) [procedural nonfiction]
  9. Miles, Adrian. “Matters of Concern and Interactive Documentary: Notes for a Computational Nonfiction.” Studies in Documentary Film 11.1 (2017):.(citation at academia.edu | article at journal)[procedural nonfiction]
  10. 2016
  11. Miles, Adrian. "I'm Sorry I Don't Have a Story: An Essay Involving Interactive Documentary, Bristol, and Hypertext." VIEW Journal of European Television History and Culture 5.10 (2016): 67-86 (academia.edu link | journal link)[procedural nonfiction]
  12. Miles, Adrian, ed. “The Aesthetics of Documentary Interactivity.” Screenworks (2016): n. pag. Web. What Is (and Isn’t) Screen Media Practice Research? (Experimental iBook pamphlet). [procedural nonfiction]
  13. Miles, Adrian. "I'm Sorry I Don't Have a Story." non/fictionLab Spotlight Presentation. May, RMIT University. [procedural nonfiction]
  14. Miles, Adrian. "Not Story Then?" i-Docs 2016. Bristol. March, 2016.[procedural nonfiction]
  15. 2015
  16. Miles, Adrian. “The Gentleness of the Comma and the Violence of Story.” Atmospheres and Dialogues Symposium, December 2015. (Conference talk, text available). [procedural nonfiction]
  17. Miles, Adrian. “Interactivity Is?” Visible Evidence XXII. Toronto. 2015. [affective interactivity]
  18. Miles, Adrian. “What Is It For, If Not Story?” Visible Evidence XXII. Toronto. 2015. (text of talk and slides) [procedural nonfiction]
  19. Miles, Adrian. "Seven Small Propositions that Fall, Autumnally, Upon Interactive Documentary." New Factual Storytelling. DocLab, University of Canberra. April 2015. (slides with text) [affective interactivity]
  20. Miles, Adrian. “Digital Materiality.” Digital Documentary Symposium. Melbourne. 2015.(slides and talk text) [affective interactivity]
  21. Miles, Adrian. “12 Statements for Archival Flatness.” Performing Digital: Multiple Perspectives on a Living Archive. Ed. Vaughan, Laurene Carlin, David. New edition edition. Farnham, Surrey, England ; Burlington, VT, USA: Ashgate Pub Co, 2015. 39–50. Print. (preprint copy) [hypertextual humanities]
  22. Miles, Adrian. “Affective Slowness: The Web Films of Robert Croma.” Altitude 13 (2015): n. pag.(Web - PDF). [affective interactivity]
  23. Miles, Adrian. “Essaying the Fabpod: An Improvised Experimental Collaborative Account of the Uncertain Cultural Life and Futures of the Fabpod, as of August 21, 2014.” Axon: Creative Explorations 5.1 (2015): n. pag.(Web journal with link to iBook). [hypertextual humanities]
  24. 2014
  25. Miles, Adrian. “Materialism and Interactive Documentary: Sketch Notes.” Studies in Documentary Film 8.3 (2014): 205–220. (original and pre-print) [affective interactivity]
  26. Miles, Adrian. "Flat Archives, or Promiscuity Unbound." DRHA 2014, University of Greenwich, September 2014, (text and slides) [hypertextual humanities]
  27. Miles, Adrian. “Interactive Documentary and Affective Ecologies.” New Documentary Ecologies Emerging Platforms, Practices and Discourses. Ed. Kate Nash, Craig Hight, and Catherine Summerhayes. Palgrave Macmillan. 67–82. Print. (Book, chapter copy) [affective interactivity]
  28. Miles, Adrian. “Ambience, Affect, and Autodocumentary.” ASPERA 2014. Newcastle. (Slides) [affective interactivity]
  29. Miles, Adrian et al. Rezine 01: Research Notes Toward Critical Nonfiction Practice. Ed. Adrian Miles. Melbourne: nonfictionLab, 2014. Rezine 1. (interactive iBook) [hypertextual humanities]
  30. Miles, Adrian, and David Carlin, eds. Material Poesis: Fragments Towards. The Consilience Lab.(interactive iBook) [hypertextual humanities]
  31. 2013
  32. Miles, Adrian. “Click, Think, Link: Interval and Affective Narrative.” Database | Narrative | Archive: Seven Interactive Essays on Digital Nonlinear Storytelling. Ed. Matt Soar and Monika Gagnon.(online chapter) [affective interactivity]
  33. Miles, Adrian. “Digital Materiality: Making, Networks, Media.” 10th ASPERA Conference. Swinburne University. (slides) [affective interactivity]
  34. Miles, Adrian. “Quickened: A Lyrical iBook for Postindustrial Doing.” Axon 3.1 (essay) [softvideo]
  35. Miles, Adrian et al. “Quickened: A Video iBook.” Axon 3.1 (iBook anthology) [softvideo]
  36. Miles, Adrian. “What Is Social Video?” Digital Acrobatics: Performing the Circus Oz Living Archive Symposium. Melbourne.(slides) [softvideo]
  37. Miles, Adrian. “Surface Tensions: Propositions and Provocations.” Surface Tensions: Literature in the Database Symposium. Sydney. (slides). [hypertextual humanities]
  38. 2012
  39. Miles, Adrian. “Nonfiction Assemblage Engines.” NonfictioNOW International Conference. RMIT University, Melbourne. (slides) [affective interactivity]
  40. Miles, Adrian. “Affective Assemblages, Documentary Practices.” Visible Evidence XIX. ANU, Canberra.(slides). [affective interactivity]
  41. Miles, Adrian. “Affect and the Objects of Robert Croma’s Web Cinema.” Beyond Slowness Symposium. RMIT University, Melbourne. (slides) [affective interactivity]
  42. Miles, Adrian. “Digital Materiality: Porousness, Granularity, Facets.” Digital Documentary Symposium. ANU, Canberra. (slides). [affective interactivity]
  43. Miles, Adrian. “Post Industrial Video.” Post Industrial Video. http://vogmae.net.au/piv/. [softvideo] [messy pedagogy]
  44. 2011
  45. Miles, Adrian. “To Choreograph.” Inside Multimodal Composition. Ed. Andrew Morrison. Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press, 2011. 251–4. Print.(invited book contribution) [hypertextual humanities]
  46. Miles, Adrian. “Some Minor Notes (University, Why?).” Teaching With Vision Conference. Gold Coast, Queensland. 2011. Invited Speaker (slides) [messy pedagogy]
  47. 2009
  48. Miles, Adrian. “Hypertext Teaching.” Reading Hypertext. Ed. Mark Bernstein and Diane Greco. Watertown: Eastgate, 223–238 (book chapter). [messy pedagogy] [hypertextual humanities]
  49. 2008
  50. Miles, Adrian. “Virtual, Actual, Vector and Intensity.” Affective Atlas 02 Symposium, RMIT. (conference paper, slides missing) [affective interactivity]
  51. Miles, Adrian. “Virtual Actual: Hypertext as Material Writing.” Studies in Material Thinking 1.2 (original journal essay, mirror) [hypertextual humanities]
  52. Miles, Adrian. “Softvideography: Digital Video as Postliterate Practice.” Small Tech: The Culture of Digital Tools. Ed. Byron Hawk, David M Rieder, and Ollie Oviedo. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press. 10–21.(book chapter) [softvideo]
  53. Miles, Adrian. “Programmatic Statements for a Facetted Videography.” Video Vortex Reader: Responses to YouTube. Ed. Geert Lovink and Sabine Niederer. Amsterdam: Institute of Network Cultures XS4All. 223–30. (book chapter). [softvideo]
  54. 2007
  55. Miles, Adrian. “That Moment Might Do: Videoblogs and the Any-Instant-Whatever.” Post Identity 5.1 (interactive essay - download zip, open moments.mov in QT 7)) [softvideo]
  56. Miles, Adrian. “That Moment Might Do: Videoblogs and the Any-Instant-Whatever.” Post Identity 5.1 (essay) [softvideo]
  57. Miles, Adrian. “Soft Rhizomes 2: A Softvideography Video Essay.” Artifact 1.2 (interactive video essay - download zip, open soft.mov in QT 7) [softvideo]
  58. Miles, Adrian. “Soft Rhizomes 2: A Softvideography Essay.” Artifact 1.2: 96–105. (essay) [softvideo]
  59. Miles, Adrian, ed. “New Media, Networks and New Pedagogies.” Fibreculture Journal 10 (Guest editor) [messy pedagogy] [hypertextual humanities]
  60. Miles, Adrian. “Network Literacy: The New Path to Knowledge.” Screen Education Autumn.45: 24–30. (essay) [hypertextual humanities]
  61. Miles, Adrian. “Facetted Video: Crystalline Architectures.” Video Vortex 1 Conference. Brussels. Invited Speaker.(slides) [softvideo]
  62. 2006
  63. Miles, Adrian. “Videoblogs and Softvideo (Videoécriture).” Mediamatic Interactive Film Workshop/IDFA. Amsterdam. Invited Speaker. (slides) [softvideo]
  64. Miles, Adrian. “Videoblogs.” docsOnline: International Documentary Festival Amsterdam. Invited Speaker. (slides) [softvideo]
  65. Miles, Adrian. “Old Media Avatars.” Association of Internet Researchers Conference. Brisbane. (slides tbc) [softvideo]
  66. Miles, Adrian. “Networked Knowledge Objects.” Association of Internet Researchers Conference. Brisbane. (slides). [messy pedagogy]
  67. Miles, Adrian. “Conversations and Convergence.” First Person: International Digital Storytelling Conference. ACMI, Melbourne.(slides).[hypertextual humanities]
  68. Miles, Adrian. “Blogs in Media Education: A Beginning.” Australian Screen Ed 41: 66–9. (mirror). [hypertextual humanities] [messy pedagogy]
  69. Miles, Adrian. “Blogging and Documentary.” OzDox. Sydney. Invited Speaker.(slides) [hypertextual humanities]
  70. Miles, Adrian. “A Vision for Genuine Rich Media Blogging.” Uses of Blogs. Ed. Axel Bruns and Joanne Jacobs New York: Peter Lang. 213–22. (book chapter, mirror). [softvideo]
  71. 2005
  72. Miles, Adrian. “Videoblogs and Podcasts.” Learning Technologies 2005. Mooloolaba. Invited Speaker. (slides missing) [messy pedagogy]
  73. Miles, Adrian. “Media Rich versus Rich Media (Or Why Video in a Blog Is Not the Same as a Video Blog).” Blogtalk Downunder. Sydney. (conference paper, hypertext essay, essay slides) [softvideo]
  74. Miles, Adrian. “Blogs: Distributed Documentaries of the Everyday.” Metro 143: 66–70. Print.(mirror) [cinematic hypertext]
  75. 2004
  76. Miles, Adrian. “VogBook 1.” Inflect 2 (interactive PDF, - journal appears to have gone - mirror) [softvideo]
  77. Miles, Adrian. “Blogs, Disruption and Reflective Learning.” EdMedia 2004. Lugano: AACE, 2004. 2584–2591. (conference site, slides). [messy pedagogy]
  78. Miles, Adrian. “Adrian Miles Responds to Hypertexts and Interactives.” Electronic Book Review, (ebr) [hypertextual humanities]
  79. 2003
  80. Miles, Adrian. “Softvideography.” CyberText Yearbook 2002-2003. Jyväskylän: Research Center for Contemporary Culture. 218–236.(mirror). [softvideo]
  81. Tuckwell, Dion et al. “The Violence of Text.” Ed. Adrian Miles. Kairos 8.1 (2003) (experimental anthology, Kairos, mirror) [hypertextual humanities]
  82. Miles, Adrian. “There's No Need to Bite the Breast.” Journal of Digital Information 3.3 (JoDI, mirror) [hypertextual humanities]
  83. Miles, Adrian. “Reviewing Versus Criticism.” Journal of Digital Information 3.3 (JoDI, mirror) [hypertextual humanities]
  84. Miles, Adrian. “Intent Is Important (A Sketch of a Progressive Criticism).” Journal of Digital Information 3.3 (JoDI, mirror) [hypertextual humanities]
  85. Miles, Adrian. “Digital Multiliteracy.” Kairos 8.1. (Experimental Media - Flash) [hypertextual humanities] [messy pedagogy]
  86. 2002
  87. Miles, Adrian. “Digital Literacies, an Introduction.” I Link Therefore I Am. Melbourne. 2002. Symposium. (Slides, missing) [messy pedagogy]
  88. Miles, Adrian. “Searching: Tactical Computing.” Digital Resources in the Humanities. Edinburgh: (conference notes). [hypertextual humanities]
  89. Miles, Adrian, and Mark Amerika. “Practice-Based Research, Digital Art and Problem-Based Learning: A Dialogue.” Leonardo Electronic Almanac 10.7 (mirror) [messy pedagogy]
  90. Miles, Adrian. “Videoécriture: Interactive Video Vernaculars.” Association of Internet Researchers Annual Conference. Maastricht. Conference Paper. (slides) [softvideo]
  91. 2001
  92. Miles, Miles, Adrian. “Media Annotation Tools.” Nordic Interactive Conference. Copenhagen: (conference paper, text notes) [cinematic hypertext] [hypertextual humanities]
  93. Miles, Adrian. “Vog Écriture.” Nordic Interactive Conference. Copenhagen: (conference paper, text notes). [softvideo]
  94. Miles, Adrian. “Realism and a General Economy of the Link.” Currents in Electronic Literacy Fall.5 (academic hypertext, Currents, mirror) [hypertextual humanities]
  95. Miles, Adrian. “Hypertext Syntagmas: Cinematic Narration with Links.” Journal of Digital Information 1.7 (academic hypertext JoDI, mirror)
  96. Miles, Adrian. “Hypertext Structure as the Event of Connection.” 12th ACM Hypertext Conference. Aarhus: ACM. 61–8. (ACM, mirror). [cinematic hypertext]
  97. 1999
  98. Miles, Adrian. “The Time of Webbed Writing: Duration and the Interval of the Link.” Digital Arts and Culture 99: Atlanta, (conference paper - unfinished draft). [cinematic hypertext]
  99. Miles, Adrian. “Pedagogy Goes to the Movies: Hypermedia in the Cinema Classroom.” ACH-ALLC’99 International Humanities Computing Conference. Charlottesville, Virginia, 1999. 19–22. (conference paper, missing).[hypertextual humanities]
  100. Miles, Adrian. “Cinematic Paradigms for Hypertext.” Continuum: Journal of Media and Cultural Studies 13.2 July (1999): 217–226. (Continuum, mirror). [cinematic hypertext]
  101. 1998
  102. Miles, Adrian. “Cinema and Hypertext.” Digital Arts and Culture ’98. Bergen. (conference paper, missing - conference site). [cinematic hypertext]
  103. Miles, Adrian. “Review: Page to Screen: Taking Literacy into the Electronic Era. Ed. Ilana Snyder.” Media International Australia 87.May: 144–5. (book review, missing) [hypertextual humanities]
  104. Miles, Adrian. “Multimedia For the Rest of Us: Why Bother with the Small End of the Stick?” Computers and Learning: The Multimedia Experience. Melbourne University (conference paper, missing) [hypertextual humanities] [messy pedagogy]
  105. Miles, Adrian. “‘Singin’ in the Rain’: A Hypertextual Reading.” Postmodern Culture 8.2 (1998): (hypertext essay - PMC, mirror). [hypertextual humanities]
  106. 1997
  107. Miles, Adrian. “Foreword: Writing In, Writing On (A Work in Progress).” Mesh 11: 101–2. Print. (missing) [hypertextual humanities]
  108. Miles, Adrian. “Academic Publishing and Hypertext.” Cultural Crossroads Conference: Ownership, Access and Identity. Sydney: N. p., 1997. (conference paper, missing). [hypertextual humanities]
  109. Miles, Adrian. “‘Singin’ in the Rain’: Hypertext and Screen Studies.” Infog97 Conference: On the Impact of Recent Developments in Digital Technology on Screen Culture Practice. Melbourne: Australian Film Institute Research and Information Centre ANSPAG, 1997. 87–95. (HTML dump from a hypertext). [cinematic hypertext] [hypertextual humanities]
  110. 1996
  111. Miles, Adrian. “The Emperor’s New Clothes.” Media International Australia 81, August: 68–76. Print. (web hypertext version) [hypertextual humanities]
  112. Miles, Adrian. “Hyperweb.” Postmodern Culture 6.3, May: n.p. (experimental work - PMC, mirror) [hypertextual humanities]
  113. 1995
  114. Miles, Adrian. “Hypertext Meets the Movies: A Poor Man’s Multimedia.” Image-Music-Text Conference. RMIT University (slides, missing) [hypertextual humanities]
  115. Miles, Adrian. Chris Marker WWW Site (archived web site) [hypertextual humanities]
  116. 1992
  117. Miles, Adrian. “Approaching the Impossible Image: Diary of a Country Priest as a Sacred Narrative.” Masters Thesis. Monash University. (archived).


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