How are new technologies, practices and projects expanding documentary?
After the success of our symposium in February 2016, Docuverse will be hosting a further annual event on the 10th of February, 2017. The event will be taking place in Building 80 (room TBC) at RMIT University, in Melbourne, Australia.
From our symposium in February 2016, Docuverse has grown as a forum for discussing the intersection between theory, practice and industry, in the expanded field of documentary. Bi-monthly events have included work-in-progress expanded documentary projects, talks by Judith Aston (i-Docs), Deane Williams (Studies in Documentary Film Journal) and Gerda Cammaer (Canadian academic/filmmaker). As well as an in-conversation between Adrian Miles (RMIT’s non/fictionLab) and ACMI’s Seb Chan.
To kick things off for 2017, we will be hosting a one-day symposium to workshop, share, discuss, and critique the role of new technologies through an array of expanded documentary practices. The day will consist of theoretical inputs, show and tells as well as hands-on workshops aimed to convey multiple and varying perspectives on how academics and practitioners are theorising and making expanded documentary projects. The themes covered on the day will include: multiscreen installation, participatory documentary, smartphone filmmaking, nonlinear viewing experiences, software studies, interactive documentary for social causes, documentary ethics, transmedia documentary, and directing documentary.
We are happy to announce that Associate Professor Craig Hight (University of Newcastle) will be giving a talk on how documentary tools and platforms can empower or discipline new forms of creation. And Dr Max Schleser (Swinburne University) and Dr Gerda Cammaer (Ryerson University) will be discussing their practice-led research project Viewfinders which aims to map travel experiences through smartphone filmmaking, interactive nonlinear filming experiences, and mobile AR.
We invite you to join Docuverse for this one-day symposium to think about how these new technologies, practices, and projects expand what documentary is and can be.
A full list of who will be presenting and a schedule for the day will be provided in late December.
This is a free Symposium, although please RSVP via eventbrite by the 3rd of February.
More details soon…