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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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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I’m currently attending UWE’s two yearly i-docs conference at the beginning of March. The conference is run by the i-doc research group in Bristol. I will be presenting recent research that interrogates (criticises, questions, even possibly politely attacks) the hegemony of story in interactive documentary. The world isn’t a story, why should nonfiction works about […]

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After scrambling and cobbling together dollars from a variety of sources it looks like I can get to this year’s i-docs symposium, hosted by the i-Docs mob from UWE. My first. I’m excited to see Bristol, to catch up with some friends, and to see what is going on. I, in that way that is […]

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Multilinearity, Notes on Terms

Franzsi interviewed me last week and had some provocative questions, observations, and concerns. It was good to be called to account and to stretch ideas. One of these proddings was around non versus multi linearity. I prefer multilinearity as a way to describe the sorts of interconnected nodal things I make and advocate. Others use […]

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Cutting Floor Two

The notion of the affect image as slow interval, as the indeterminate that falls between noticing and action, offers a radical critique of interactive documentary poetics, and a compelling alternative methodology. It lets us see that interactive documentary may be less about ‘access’ (social engagement and reach, sociocultural critique), or even novel technocultural forms (it […]

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Expanded Doco Symposium Coming Up

Documentary research students in the non/fictionLab are putting together an interactive documentary symposium for February 2016. Hannah Brasier, Kim Munro (I’m supervising both), Nicholas Hansen, and visiting research Franziska Weidle are running Docuverse: A symposium for expanded documentary practices has a current call for papers and description.

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Being Observed

Franziska Weidle is a PhD candidate in anthropology from Göttingen who is doing field work on Korsakow. We, it turns out, are the field. She’s a great addition to the non/fictionLab and documentary group, participating in seminars, workshops, supervision and so on. She’s started a blog for her field work on Korsakow.

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