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Judith Aston’s visit from i-Docs, UK

“The best way to predict the future is to invent it.” Alan Kay This week, nonfiction/Lab and Docuverse had the pleasure of a visit by UK interactive documentary academic and practitioner, Judith Aston. Judith is known for co-founding Bristol based i-Docs as well her writings and work in her multi-disciplinary immersive documentary practice. On another …

In May and June, non/fictionLab hosted two writers at McCraith House in Dromana – Sam Cooney and Briohny Doyle. Sam Cooney is publisher and director at literary publishing organisation The Lifted Brow, and is a writer and editor. He teaches writing at various Melbourne universities, sits on several boards, recently undertook a residency with McSweeney’s Publishing in …

non/fictionLab researcher David Carlin led a week-long workshop in June, in partnership with the Adelaide Festival and the Major Festivals Initiative, investigating the potential translation of his book The Abyssinian Contortionist (UWAP, 2015) into a stage performance work. David worked with director Kate Champion, producer Ali Barker and performers Sosina Wogayehu, Tigist Strode and Lielit …

The ‘Nonfiction Design’ studio an industry-linked collaboration between Media and Communication Design was run in Semester 1. The studio was co-facilitated by Seth Keen (Media – nonfictionLab) and Peter West (Communication Design – Design Futures).  The title of the studio ‘Nonfiction Design’ extends Seth’s research into the integration of design methodologies and methods into professional …

non/fictionLab’s co-director Adrian Miles managed a two day writing intensive for staff in RMIT’s media program last week. The intensive was held off campus, at the very comfortable Abbotsford Convent and used the same techniques, strategies, and focussing exercises that Adrian uses for the non/fictionLab writing workshops. Top writer achieved just over 7000 words in …