2017 Docuverse symposium

From docuverse: After the success of their Symposium in February 2016, Docuverse will be hosting a further annual event on the 10th of February, 2017. The event will be taking place at RMIT University, in Melbourne, Australia. [snip] Docuverse will be hosting a one-day event to workshop, share, discuss, and critique the role of new […]

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Meta-information is not a Story

This partial interview on the i-docs site between Lomax Boyd and Loc Dao and Janine Steele of NFB is intriguing. What I’m curious about, and noting, is that they are discussing infographics, analytics, and affective responses and how these may, or may not, be implemented in interactive documentary, with a particular interest in how they […]

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Korsakow 6 an Intimate Cinema

A release date of October 22 has been set for the very much anticipated Korsakow 6. This version exports to HTML 5. While some will be excited by web standards what I’m excited by is this should mean we can have K-films on tablets. Intimate, novelistic, personal, affective fragmentary interactive audiovisual works. I hope.

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Paolo Favero

Work meeting with Paolo A photo posted by @vogmae on Sep 11, 2016 at 7:35pm PDT Had a coffee with Paolo Favero today. He’s been in Melbourne working with RMIT’s Digital Ethnography Research Centre (DERC). Was an intriguing conversation touching on Korsakow, interactive documentary, noticing, and methods of letting the world come to you. We […]

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Some things I’ve been reading lately, by students, research students, practice-based researchers, and theorists, uses the term “capture” to discuss what their camera or sound recorder is doing to the world. It’s an odd word that’s time, surely, is over. Briefly (always briefly here), surely in a post analogue media world of ready to hand […]

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Recent Flavours

Popping up to be noticed: King, Homay. Virtual Memory: Time-Based Art and the Dream of Digitality. Duke University Press Books, 2015. Print. [Amazon] Blom, Ina. The Autobiography of Video: The Life and Times of a Memory Technology. Berlin: Sternberg Press, 2016. Print. [Amazon] Balsom, Erika, and Hila Peleg, eds. Documentary Across Disciplines. The MIT Press, […]

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Environmental Interactive Works

The Madeira Interactive Technologies Institute and The University of Texas at Austin (Department of Radio-Television-Film) in collaboration with the Madeira Film Festival (MFF) are organizing the Madeira Film Festival – Interactive Digital Stories Track. In its first edition, the MFF-Interactive Digital Stories Track aims to foster an international discussion about nature and sustainability, accepting interactive […]

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Musings After a Meeting (on praxis)

Adopting the term praxis based pedagogy rather than practice based pedagogy is an excellent idea. It has less baggage and prior ownership than ‘practice-based’ in its various iterations. Undergraduate, many postgraduate, and some staff confuse the relation of theory and practice. This happens even where they insist that theory and practice are always entangled each […]

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