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Reading Four

After a lively and spirited discussion arising from and around Braidotti’s The Posthuman the next reading is: Morton, Timothy. The Ecological Thought. Harvard: Harvard University Press, 2012. Print. [pdf | amazon] I think the writing style is an interesting contrast to previous readings, as is Morton’s willingness to use examples.

Docuverse 2017 Call for Proposals

DOCUVERSE 2017 – INTEGRATING NEW TECHNOLOGIES CALL FOR PROPOSALS After the success of their Symposium in February 2016, Docuverse will be hosting a further annual event on the 10th of February, 2017. The event will be taking place at RMIT University, in Melbourne, Australia. From their symposium in February 2016, Docuverse has grown as a …

Docuverse presents Snapshots #4

As part of their Snapshots bi-monthly forum, Docuverse presents ACMI’s Chief Experience Officer, Seb Chan, in a broad ranging discussion with Adrian Miles from RMIT’s non/fictionLab. Please join us on the 13th of October for drinks and snacks for what will be an interesting discussion. Event is free, however spaces are limited, so please RSVP via our Eventbrite.

The idoc tool design project is underway, with the first preliminary meeting with a programmer/developer happening last week. Some people have already expressed interest in collaborating on the open source, GNU licensed development of the design. Anyone else in the NFL is welcome to contact me with expressions of interest. The programmer and I are …

Spotlight 3 – Urban Writing House

non/fictionLab Spotlight showcases the creative works of Lab members in an informal, Salon-style series of events, with drinks. As creative practitioners in a university setting, we frequently talk around our creative work, or provide scholarly context, but rarely find space to celebrate the pleasures inherent in the creative work itself. Spotlight Provides an opportunity for …

Poets from Melbourne and Seoul to take place in a collaborative Poetry Writing Exchange

Melbourne-Seoul will nurture an increased cultural understanding of Australia and Korea through the medium of poetry — an art form that sweeps away cultural and linguistic barriers. Building on RMIT’s commitment to global education partnerships, the university’s non/fictionLab research group will partner with Sogang and Deakin Universities for the Melbourne-Seoul Poetry exchange. A team of …

The Near and The Far

The Near and The Far new stories from the Asia-Pacific region edited by Francesca Rendle-Short and David Carlin, published by SCRIBE — was launched at the Melbourne Writers Festival 2016. From 21 of the best writers in the Asia-Pacific region comes a collection about finding connections where you least expect them. It’s a sweltering night in Kuala Lumpur, …

RMIT’s non/fictionLab Presents The Lifted Brow Lecture Series – Season One

We welcome one and all to The Lifted Brow Lecture Series, presented in partnership with non/fictionLab at RMIT. Informal in tone and omnivorous in range, these lectures are fun, forward-looking samplers of the most razor-sharp thinking about nonfiction today. Please join us these two spring Thursdays at the Urban Writing House, non/fictionLab’s new home for …

The Lifted Brow Prize for Experimental Non-Fiction

The winner of The Lifted Brow & RMIT non/fictionLab Prize for Experimental Non-Fiction is ‘Trashman Loves Maree’, by W.J.P Newnham. Newnham will receive AU$5000 and publication of ‘Trashman Loves Maree’ in Issue #31 of The Lifted Brow. The piece will also be made available through TLB’s digital editions for iOS and web. About the author: …

Stayci Taylor in the Urban Writing House

The wonderful Stayci Taylor was in residence at the Urban Writing House in July, non/fictionLab’s space for all things research, writing, and the city. Stayci  is a screenwriter and playwright, whose creative practice PhD project (female perspectives in comedy screenwriting) is, at the time of writing, under examination. Stayci teaches screenwriting at RMIT, and is …

Missa Pro Venerabilibus at Footscray Community Arts Centre

Missa Pro Venerabilibus: A Mass for the Ageing is the final in a triptych of ‘essayesque’ works (Ware With A Translucent Body) hothoused and presented at Footscray Community Arts Centre over the course of my PhD candidature. It follows a theatrical extravaganza (Things That Fall Over: an anti-musical of a novel inside a reading of a play, …

Docuverse SnapShots#3: Defining the Utilitarian Film

[Deane Williams and audience] The 25th August Docuverse event Snapshots#3 took on a reflective tone with our guests Deane Williams, Grace Russell and Stella Barber introducing an Australian Research Council funded collaborative research project: The Cinema Within: National and Transnational Concerns of ‘Utilitarian Filmmaking’ in Australia 1945 – 1980. ‘While Australian cinema is generally defined …

Anthology of Contemporary Australian Feminist Poetry launches!

On Sunday August 28th, Jessica Wilkinson and Bonny Cassidy were joined by publisher John Hunter, to launch their Anthology of Contemporary Australian Feminist Poetry at the Queensland Poetry Festival.  Eighteen months in the making, Jess and Bonny were commissioned by Hunter Publishers to co-edit this anthology of new work from around the country. Their editing process at …

WrICE Events in Melbourne

WrICE, (Writers Immersion and Cultural Exchange Program) a program of residencies, workshops and events, is building an international network of writers and writing to foster intercultural conversations, celebrate diversity, and change the stories we tell and listen to. WrICE Melbourne 2016 kicked off at Footscray Community Arts Centre, with a series of events as part of Melbourne …

Posthumanism Responses 2

Snapshots from a Thursday: An absorbing discussion about attending, attuning, describing, accounting for, wording, where fresh water meets salty, encountering a lemon, what’s it like to be in the middle of acting on stage, Old White Men and Thai berry pickers in Lapland. With refreshments! + I keep thinking about that lemon and its worlding …

Reading 3: The Posthuman

The next reading is now available. It is from Braidotti, Rosi. The Posthuman. Cambridge: Polity, 2013. A copy of the reading is available as PDF. And next reading discussion is Thursday September 22nd. 5pm.

Postdoctoral Scholarship

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 the fields researched by non/fictionLab, then this might be for you. If interested, please: read the requirements and outline of the Vice-Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellowships get in …

Academic Making Studio 1

non/fictionLab’s first academic making studio was held on August 4th. Well attended, this has emerged from our regular writing workshops to be a more focussed set of workshops for the second half of this year with the intention for all participants to have an article submitted to a journal by Christmas. After introductions the first …

Stewart’s Attunements

The second reading is Stewart, Kathleen. “Atmospheric Attunements.” Environment and Planning D: Society and Space 29.3 (2011): 445–453. A copy is available.

Docuverse at Visible Evidence

Visible Evidence (VE) is the international conference for documentary film and media, that takes place annually in different countries around the world. Docuverse’s Hannah, Franziska, and Kim, are all presenting this year at the conference at Montana State University in Bozeman, MT. Today, we held a pre-conference meetup at a cafe in downtown Bozeman to meet …

Dr Leah Kaminsky lecture

Last night, Leah Kaminsky delivered a brilliant, bracing and entertaining lecture on her bestselling book, We’re All Going to Die. She was introduced by the wonderful Peta Murray, cofounder of the Groundswell Project – especially salient since 8 August is Dying to Know Day, an annual day of action dedicated to bringing to life conversations …

Sophie Cunningham welcomed as RMIT Adjunct Professor

non/fictionLab is thrilled to welcome Sophie Cunningham as RMIT Adjunct Professor for the next three years. Sophie is a highly respected writer, editor and publisher. She has been active in the publishing industry for thirty years, as a book editor and publisher, and as author of four books (two of fiction, Geography and Bird, and …

Rosalie Ham at McCraith House

The brilliant Rosalie Ham was in residence at McCraith House in June/July this year. Here, she shares an astonishing reflection on her time in Dromana, including pictures of the writer at work. Enjoy: The final rewrite; a familiar story. Much effort was required to reach the tranquility McCraith House promised so that I could work …