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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 …

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 …

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 …

Via Julienne van Loon: Check out Copyright Agency Limited’s new funding arrangements for emerging and mid-to-late career writers. There are now two funds. ‘Ignite’ Career Fund offers early-career creators up to $5000 and the ‘Create’ Career Fund offers $10-20,000 for mid-to-late career creators. Each has two application rounds per year. The next round closing dates …

This weeks academic writing workshop concentrated on research tools and techniques. The workshop was divided between finding references, curating material, notetaking, and then writing. It was emphasised that the ‘research’ part was really the last bit, the writing, everything else was preparation for doing this research. (You can find all the references you like, make …

Overview – Docuverse presents Snapshots #1

The first Docuverse Snapshots event took place on Thursday the 21st of April in the non/fictionLab’s Urban Writing House. The evening was a screening of work-in-progress expanded documentary projects by Nicholas Hansen, Karli Lukas, and Kim Munro. There were 20 people or so in attendance which allowed for discussion and questions after each presenter. Nicholas introduced, …

Our first Docuverse presents SNAPSHOTS bi-monthly meeting is fast approaching. 6-7.30pm on Thursday 21st April at RMIT city. See poster attached, spread the word. RSVP to docuverse.symposium@gmail.com by 19 April. General audience welcome! To keep up-to-date with Docuverse events join our Facebook group at facebook.com/groups/docuverse