From the “it’s a strange place, America” catalogue comes this from an academic position advertisement: Purchase College SUNY is an AA/EEO employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, or Clery Act, mandates that all Title IV institutions, without exception, prepare, publish […]

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Interactive Documentary Aesthetics Pamphlet

I convened a panel at Visible Evidence XXII (2015, Toronto) around interactive documentary aesthetics. The format required each member to provide ten slides that would be on screen for thirty seconds in advance, so we each spoke for five minutes then opened it to discussion from the audience and amongst each other. (It was lively, […]

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Did I?

Adrian finished the conversation by proposing that Seb’s trajectory provides a proposition for expanded documentary: What is really interesting across the history that Seb has described is this movement from what I think of as an artefact centred practice towards an experience orientated practice…Documentary is still very much artefact driven, even though it has social […]

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PhD Opportunity, Sydney

Trying to put the word out there for colleagues: Please alert potential PhD students applicants to the following opportunity: In 2017, UNSW is launching a new PhD scholarship scheme – Sciential Scholarships. The scheme pays $40,000 tax fee per year for 4 years and up to $10,000 per year for support (travel, conferences etc). You […]

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Three Hours

Last night I chaired a conversation with the inestimable Seb Chan, currently chief experience officer at ACMI. He really has done some amazing, marvellous work. This post though is about a question from the floor: A question last night about “who has three hours to spend looking at an interactive documentary?”. I didn’t answer it […]

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Transmedia Earth Conference

Transmedia Earth Conference. Best I can tell this is trying to see what is local (not sure what work local needs to do here though) about transmedia. More narrative hegemony. More thinking that it is all about us telling stories for them. Long live our expert knowing. In an age where the distribution and sharing […]

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CFP: documentary and audiences

CFP: Participations: Journal of Audience & Reception Studies Special Issue: Audience research into documentary and related media Expected Publication Date: November 2017 (Vol . 14, Issue 2) Co-Editors: Craig Hight (University of Newcastle, AU); Kate Nash (University of Leeds, UK) Participations is the online Journal devoted to the broad field of audience and reception studies. […]

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THATCamp Amsterdam

THATCamp Amsterdam: here (Via Research school for Media Studies (RMeS)) Posting this not so much to let anyone know they might want to attend (though if you can get there, it’d be well worth your while), but to remind myself about that THATCamp model. It’s the sort of flat and fluid thing I like and […]

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