This is the research blog of Adrian Miles. Adrian Miles is a Senior Lecturer in New Media and currently the Program Director of the consilience Honours research lab at RMIT, in Melbourne, Australia. Very interested in the relation between hypertext and networked interactive video. Adrian’s research interests include softvideo, online video, hypertext and hypermedia, appropriate pedagogies for new media education, digital poetics, and the use of Deleuze’s cinema philosophy in the context of digital poetics and online interactive video.

adrian dot miles at rmit dot edu dot au

Short Bio
Dr. Adrian Miles is currently the Program Director of the consilience Honours lab at RMIT, in Melbourne, Australia, and leader of the Documentary node of RMIT’s non/fictionLab. He does research on networked interactive video, interactive documentary, and computational nonfiction, and undertakes theoretically inflected digital projects. Adrian’s research interests also include pedagogies for new media, and digital video poetics – all with a Deleuzean cinematic inflection.

Long Bio
Adrian Miles is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Media and Communication at RMIT University, Melbourne, and is program director of the Bachelor of Media and Communication Honours research studio. He was formally Senior Researcher in New Media at the InterMedia Lab, University of Bergen. He is an internationally recognisesd theorist and creator of hypermedia and this academic work has been published in numerous publications. He also is a networked interactive video developer and these applied projects have been exhibited internationally.

Adrian’s research practice concentrates on hypermedia, interactive narrative, and the development of media annotation tools to facilitate audiovisual research in humanities contexts. He has a specific theoretical interest in link poetics and an aesthetics and poetics of interactive video. This work utilises the cinema theory of Gilles Deleuze and seeks to apply it in novel ways to rethink notions of interactivity, the user, and the text. His creative practice explores the aesthetics and affordances of networked, distributed video and the possibilities for new forms of distribution and expression that this may enable. He has initiated the ‘affective atlas’ project within RMIT’s Design Research Institute, the ‘Post Industrial Media’ project within RMIT’s media program, and has been a researcher on several Australian Research Council projects.

In his teaching practice Adrian uses process based methodologies to explore emergent pedagogies and network literacies across disciplines, including hypertext theory and practice, interactive audiovisual media, and cinema studies. He has been the recipient of an Australian Learning and Teaching Committee award for his teaching.

Adrian Miles is or has been on the editorial boards of inFlect, PostModern Culture, Text Technology, and Scan: Journal of Media Arts and Culture. He is a regular program committee member for the annual conferences of the ACM hypertext SIG, the Association for Computers and the Humanities, and the Digital Arts and Culture conference series.

contact details
Adrian Miles

adrian dot miles at rmit dot edu dot au
+61 (03) 9925 3157

School of Media and Communication
RMIT University
GPO Box 2476
Melbourne 3001

RMIT City Campus
124 Latrobe Street
Melbourne, 3001