Play and Academic Writing

Play can occur only among those willing to risk letting go of the literal. Haraway, Donna J. When Species Meet. Minneapolis: Univ Of Minnesota Press, 2007. Print. p. 239. The following I think is quite an extraordinary description of what play does, it begins after a discussion of a friendship between a dog and a […]

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Postdoctoral Research

If you are an outstanding recent PhD graduate (or about to complete your PhD) with demonstrable world class outcomes, interested in undertaking leading research (thesis or project based) in interactive documentary attached to RMIT’s non/fictionLab, then this might be for you. If interested, please: read the requirements and outline of the Vice-Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellowships get […]

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Geo

Formatted email dump to plain text… This is a stellar lineup. Perth. Very Long Way from Melbourne (even if it is the same continent and country), so unlikely I can get to this. geo- (the earth and the earth sciences in humanities inquiry) Claire Colebrook | Sean Cubitt | Thom van Dooren | Matthew Kearnes […]

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One Day Symposium Structural documentary

From an email: Temple University’s Film and Media Arts department invites proposals for its 2nd Documentary Theory-Practice Symposium on the topic of Structural Documentary One-day symposium, Friday, October 14, 2016 Temple Performing Arts Center Temple University, Philadelphia Keynote speakers: Pacho Velez, co-director of Manakamana Catherine Russell (Concordia University), author of Experimental Ethnography: The Work of […]

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Digital Humanities Book

From a (widely circulated) email from John Cayley: Digital Humanities and Digital Media: Conversations on Politics, Culture, Aesthetics and Literacy edited by Roberto Simanowski Notice of this book of interviews – published open access and freely downloadable – deserves wide circulation. http://www.openhumanitiespress.org/books/titles/digital-humanities-and-digital-media/

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Bloomsbury Digital Rights Management

I purchased an eBook version of Media After Deleuze. Delivered today. DRM equipped. Fuck off. Dear Bloomsbury. If I had known this I would never have purchased this title. The Adobe Digital Editions software is horrible. Why, as a publisher, do you think locking up content is ethically OK? Source: Bloomsbury Digital Rights Management

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Videographic cfp

CFP: Videographic Approaches to World Cinema and Transnational Circulation Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference, Chicago, March 22-26, 2017 This panel seeks works of videographic criticism (or papers that address methodological and/or theoretical questions about this [new] form of scholarship) that look beyond the “text itself” to explore broader industrial questions about the processes […]

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Current

promotion application (25% drafted) chapter about what I’m describing as ‘autodocumentary’ (70% drafted) DECRA (funding) application (85% drafted) editing 60k manuscript (20% first edit) editing contributed chapters to anthology I’m editing (80% edited) book review (0%) though have read it

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Good Research Is

Good research was considered to be a situated contextual practice that involves negotiating ambiguity, complexity, and disorder through the bringing to bear of theories as methods of doing upon these complex, disordered ambiguities. This avoids making any arbitrary distinction between practice based or creative research and whatever that is supposed to be in contrast to. […]

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