There will be a free full day Korsakow workshop at RMIT on February 18. Places are limited, and participants will be eligible for a 50% discount on the cost of Korsakow. If you’ve dabbled with Korsakow, are interested in interactive documentary, curious, a nonfiction multilinear narrator, or some combination of these, then this is for you.
This one snuck up on me. Thought was another week away! This coming Monday, from 5:30pm Korsakow Interest Group. Viewing and talking about work in progress. Theory, practice, and maybe some suggested reading to help with everyone’s research and projects. Last time we saw some very nice work, time to see if its progressed, changed, what’s new. Also got a couple of recommended readings to set up some stuff about interactive documentary and ways to think about prototypes as particular sorts of probes – well to begin that conversation.
Day: Monday November 25th
Where: RMIT consilience honours lab, City Campus, Building 9, level 2, room 6. (If you’re not a local knock and we’ll let you in.)
Who: anyone interested in interactive doco in Melbourne
This coming Monday, October 28th, 5:30pm, at RMIT city campus. Several participants promised work in progress so we’ll see. And more lively discussion about networked poetics and nonfiction, time based media. And that about sums up all the activity on this blog for a while (end of semester, honours students in heightened anxiety, graduate research conference panels, administrative deadline avalanche, and apparently a family).
Small turn out last night, me, Ed Armstrong (making a Korsakow film about place for honours), Paul Ritchard (making some Korsakow ‘probes’ around place as part of a larger documentary project about the Snowy River), and Hannah Brasier, who’s just started a PhD with me around interactive essay films, who showed one of her honours Korsakow projects, Noticing. Was a really good discussion about structuring works, the emergence of patterns and rhythms, and what we are all currently working on. Looking forward to the next one, should be some really interesting work in progress to look at.
Korsakow Interest Group, RMIT city campus, next Monday (September 30), 5:30pm to around 7, in 9.2.6. Share, critique, engage, plan, read. Get in touch if you’re in Melbourne and interested in coming along. Interested in online video nonfiction, with I guess some strong leaning towards interactivity/multilinearity.
The Korsakow Interest Group is on again. This coming Monday evening, 5:30pm in 9.2.6 at RMIT’s city campus. The agenda? Everyone from the first one reckoned they’d have some work to share this time around, so that’s where we’ll be kicking off from. What do you need to bring? Yourself, some work, questions and a desire to share.
So: 5:30pm, Monday August 26, in building 9, level 2, room 6. RMIT city campus.
Last Monday evening the first Korsakow Interest Group session kicked off. Five punters, with a couple of apologies. An outstanding core group all interested in some making. The discussion was free flowing and general, and as most present had not had much experience specifically using Korsakow I talked about what I would characterise as its poetics. I have pretty strong views about what systems like Korsakow are good for (for example here), one expository, directed narrative isn’t it. So I discussed clouds, corridors, and connectors, using Matt Soar’s Ceci N’est Pas Embres to provide examples. In the process discussing clip lives, dead ends, the importance of repetition, the way a good Korsakow film can be conceived of (conceptualised) as musical, and the choreographing of possibilities for your audience. Ed Armstrong, one of the participants, has an excellent post about it.
What was exciting was that everyone wanted to make work, and that for the next session (Monday, August 26, 5:30pm, RMIT City Campus, building 9, level 2, room 6).
After our Korsakow workshop (in words and pictures) and a couple of presentations I’m hoping to set up a Melbourne Korsakow Interest Group (mKIG). This is just a fancy way of saying that two or more of us will meet of an evening once a month to look at work in progress, have some tech talk, and the like. It might involve doing a reading, looking at and critiquing a film, or making something (a Korsakow sprint?). If you’re in Melbourne and interested, get in touch. While we’re looking at Korsakow the group I think will naturally have a broader remit of interactive documentary online, but we’ll see.
The first one is Monday July 29th, 5:30pm, at RMIT city campus, (124 Latrobe Street Melbourne) in Building 9, Level 2, Room 6. This first meeting will be just about getting things rolling…. Reckon two hours ought to be enough.