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Monthly Archive for: 'May, 2016'

In May, the Urban Writing House was host to the wonderful Hannah Brasier. Hannah’s project-based research is developing models for interactive documentary specific to the affordances of the network. Hannah is specifically interested in how noticing, listing, and multilinear structures of documentary film practice perform the mess of the world. Hannah is a member of the nonfictionLab …

As part of their Snapshots bi-monthly forum, Docuverse presents a talk by visiting U.K. academic Judith Aston. Interactive Documentary – a view from the inside Judith’s talk will show the trajectory that she has taken over the years, discussing the various projects that she’s worked on along the way. This will include videodisc, CD-ROM, installations and live performance. Throughout this time, a consistent theme in her work has …

Paul Ritchard lectures in film production His research focuses on film/media production as well as its intersections with teaching practice. His PhD is titled THE RIVER PROJECT A Poetics of Eco-Critical Film-Making where he is producing a series of films located around the Snowy River. They are investigating place, the poetics of rivers and the …

In this masterclass Dr Judith Aston (University of the West of England’s i–Docs group and the Digital Cultures Research Centre) will consider what the principles of collaboration and embodied interaction are, and how apply to interactive documentary. The masterclass will build upon her recent reflections on interactive documentary (http://i-docs.org/2016/03/27/interactive-documentary-what-does-it-mean-and-why-does-it-matter/ ). Judith plans to use Michael …

From Franziska Weidle: From May 9th to 10th 2016, a student workshop on “Visual Anthropology and the work of David MacDougall” co-organized by the Department of Cultural Anthropology/European Ethnology and the Centre for Modern Indian Studies  took place at the University of Göttingen, Germany. In the panel discussion on “New Forms of Ethnographic Film: Contemporary …

From Francesca Rendle-Short: The first non/fictionLab salon spotlight was a triumph. Thanks so much for organising it, and if you missed it, you need to catch the next one. Thanks Julienne, Ronnie and Adrian for fabulous readings – they really were. I especially liked the fact that all three were works in progress. It is …

Sam van Zweden was in residence at the Urban Writing House in May, where she was working on her collection of lyric essays about food, memory and family. Sam was able to do some much-needed structural and planning work, refining the project’s direction and form. Sam also hosted a drop-in session for students, staff, and …

Over the weekend, Bonny Cassidy took the first-year Creative Writing Foundations studio on a tour of the Urban Writing House, non/fictionLab’s new space for all things scholarly and creative. They were quite charmed that the space is dedicated to writing – as are we!