I currently supervise 6 PhD candidates who are working in interactive documentary, documentary, sound and performance, photography, and social media. We have a fortnightly supervision group that has a focus on speculative realism and process philosophy as it relates to media and nonfiction. These PhD students are undertaking their research by thesis or project and dissertation. Recently completed PhDs include Seth Keen’s work on documentary design, and Allan Thomas’s research on Deleuze’s cinema philosophy.
These PhD candidates regularly present their research nationally and internationally, and are encouraged to participate in co-writing projects with each other, and me. I am interested in working with students concerned with materialism, computers, and nonfiction. I am currently investigating interactivity as a Bergsonian sensory motor schema that centres on affect, media platforms as affective assemblages or affect machines, and procedural or computational nonfiction as a yet to be invented practice and form. (A list of my research is available.) I support students in undertaking national and international exchanges, and in presenting their research internationally.
If you would like to work on a PhD with me, in one of these areas, please get in touch. (adrian dot miles at rmit dot edu dot au). Applications close at the end of October for places to commence in the following year (usually in February). For your application to be competitive it will be a substantial and well written research proposal outlining a key problem or question to be investigated. This proposal should be written in consultation with me. If successful will be a member of RMIT’s non/fictionLab
(RMIT has a scholarship round that also closes at the end of October each year. Scholarships are primarily for Australian and New Zealand citizens or permanent residents (there are a small number for other applicants). To be competitive for a scholarship you will have an outstanding four year undergraduate degree, or a Master or Arts or MFA, and most likely additional evidence of your capacity such as published reviews or articles, or creative works that have been exhibited.)