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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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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Scarcity and Media Education

Still, in 2016, most of my students in media and communication, and so many of its ‘practitioner-academics’, rely on legacy-heritage-industrial models for how they understand, teach, and want the media to be. These models came from a time of scarcity. Access to the technologies of making (recording, editing) and distributing was scarce as it was […]

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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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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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