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Abstract for my paper at this year’s Visible Evidence conference. Interactive documentary finds itself caught, theoretically, by the narratological assumptions that underwrites much cinema and documentary studies. These theories rely, implicitly or explicitly, on the presence of a story that audiences are required to interpret or understand in some way. Theoretically we have sophisticated ways …

Dromana’s Butterfly House, an architectural treasure of the 1950s, was donated to RMIT University by descendants of the original owners and now enables the nonfictionLab to offer McCraith House Writers Residencies throughout the year. Recent resident writers include Hannie Rayson Steven Amsterdam, and Wayne Macauley. Having access to the extraordinary McCraith House has enabled the …

WrICE Vietnam 2015

The RMIT Copyright Agency Asia-Pacific Partnership Program (WrICE) generates reciprocal cultural exchange and cultural immersion, building and nurturing connections between Australian and Asian writers and writing. The most recent WrICE collaborative residency took place in Vietnam in February 2015 and will be followed by activity later in the year in Melbourne and Brisbane, in association …

Intercultural Waters Project

Intercultural Waters Project (IWP): Cultural and Environmental Connectivity in Teaching-Learning: 2014-2017 In this age when water has become a most contested resource and territory, it is crucial that water-related advocacy (environmental conservation and cultural negotiation across waters) be discussed critically and imagined creatively by the next generation. This project responds to this imperative through an intercultural teaching-learning collaboration on how human beings …

WrICE: the Writers Immersion and Cultural Exchange Program

WrICE is a program of reciprocal cultural exchange and cultural immersion focused on writers and writing led by WrICE Directors Associate Professors David Carlin and Francesca Rendle-Short, and Clare Renner. The Copyright Agency Cultural Fund has committed to its generous funding of WrICE until 2017. Following a successful collaborative residency, public and on-campus events held …

Three documentary members of the nonfictionLab have had their papers accepted for this year’s Visible Evidence conference in Toronto. Adrian Miles, Seth Keen, and Paul Ritchard are currently worrying whether they really want to share an airBNB booking for the best part of a week, while beginning the work of translating their proposals into presentations, …

Adjunct Professor Robin Hemley Inaugural Lecture

Monday 20 April Drinks from 6.00pm for a 6.30pm start RMIT Green Brain Level 7, 342–344 Swanston Street Enter via Storey Hall In this lecture, Robin Hemley will discuss the various ways in which writers engage with visual art, in particular, photography. From notional ekphrasis (writing about imaginary works of art) to documentary and lyric …

Toni Roberts

Dr. Toni Roberts lectures in Communication Design, across undergraduate and postgraduate courses. Toni’s research and practice focus on interpretation planning, design and writing for zoos, museums and other experiential environments. Toni is passionate about communicating stories and ideas and through form, text and image to shape spatial, sensory and thoughtful experiences that engage and inspire. Toni …

Ali Barker

Ali Barker has worked at RMIT since 2011 on projects including the major international literary events NonfictioNOW and the Writers Immersion and Cultural Exchange Program (WrICE). Ali is an experienced arts manager with communications, policy, project management, strategy and marketing experience. Ali has worked at Writing WA, the Barbican Centre, the V&A, Lyric Theatre, Shakespeare’s Globe, …

This is the introduction to a short paper that’s been accepted for the New Factual Storytelling symposium at the University of Canberra in April. Mix of new materialism, media studies, and interactive documentary theory. The symposium is supposed to be brief position statements, so I’ve taken them at their word… The burgeoning theoretical and practical …

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