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Docuverse snapshots #3: The Cinema Within

As part of their Snapshots bi-monthly forum, Docuverse presents a talk by local Melbourne documentary academic, Deane Williams. Deane will be joined by Grace Russell and Stella Barber to discuss their collaborative research project around Australian utilitarian films. Please join us for this talk, with drinks and snacks provided. The Cinema Within: National and Transnational Concerns of …

Completion Seminar

PhD candidate Hannah Brasier’s completion seminar is scheduled for Friday, July 22, 10:30 am in 9.2.6. The topic of her research is: Messy Moments of Noticing: A multilinear framework for aesthetic observations in interactive documentary For those of you interested in documentary and interactive media this will be of interest. For those of you wanting …

Docuverse presents expanded documentary talk

Hannah Brasier and Kim Munro will be presenting two short talks on expanded documentary practice in the lead up to their presentations at the Visible Evidence Conference in Montana, USA. Hannah and Kim are HDR candidates in the School of Media and Communication, members of the non/fictionLab, and collaborators on the Docuverse project. The talks: …

Spotlight 2 – Tuesday July 26

Come along to   non/fictionLab’s SPOTLIGHT salon   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 …

Writing into Invisible Spaces – an ekphrasis poetry workshop with Natalie Harkin

For RMIT staff and students with an interest in creative writing and particularly poetry. Indigenous poet Natalie Harkin will be resident at non/fictionLab’s Visiting Poets program, and will be conducting a workshop based on writing in response to Indigenous artworks. Tuesday, August 16 Ngarara Willim Centre, Room 5.1.5 10:00am-12:00pm Please RSVP to: bonny.cassidy@gmail.com

HDR Day Out

On Monday non/fictionLab offered a full day of conversation and workshopping off campus at the very lovely Ceres Environment Park for our higher degree cohort. About a dozen or so students came, and after some introductory getting to know each other games, we built an agenda for the day. The key things that emerged that …

Media Library

One ‘quick’ outcome of the reading group is a sort of chapbook come documentation project. To achieve this, and to help our readings of the readings (ha!) we are going to make small things in response to anything at attracts or intrigues in each reading. Writing, photographs, drawings, video, sound, words, chants. Documentation of a …

non/fictionLab Public Lecture: Archival Poetics with Natalie Harkin

non/fictionLab presents Public Lecture: Archival Poetics with Natalie Harkin Monday 15 August Natalie Harkin is a Narungga woman from South Australia, a member of the Chester family in South Australia. She is a lecturer and academic advisor at the Office of Indigenous Strategy and Engagement, Flinders University, and her PhD research is an archival-poetic journey through the state’s …

Messy Moments of Noticing: A multilinear framework for aesthetic observations in interactive documentary This is a PhD completion seminar for Hannah Brasier. From the abstract: If the world is disordered, chaotic, and complex, does listing to aesthetically notice, in multilinear documentary maintain the world’s messiness? As recognised by John Law, Andrew Pickering, and Ross Gibson, …

Leah Kaminsky Public Lecture on August 8 at RMIT

Public Lecture: Leah Kaminsky on her best-selling book WE’RE ALL GOING TO DIE A free event. A joyful book about the necessity of celebrating life in the face of death, supported by a non/fictionLab Mccraith House Writer’s Residency. We instinctively fear death, and talking about the reality of our own mortality is one of the last …

Posthumanism and  Nonfiction Group

A reading come research group within the non/fictionLab is forming around the broad and loose themes of posthumanism, ecoaesthetics, and whatever it is you want to use to name speculative realism and its constellation of near and far avatars. The first reading will be the first two bits of Jane Bennett’s Vibrant Matter. The reading …

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