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2016, first workshop. Introductions and everyone discussed what they would like to have published this year. General discussion, some advice from and to each other. Then once around the room again where everyone said what they would have done and have to bring (if necessary) to the next workshop. Mix of abstracts for conferences, conference …

CfP VIEW Journal Vol. 5, Issue 10 / 2016 Non-Fiction Transmedia Over the last decade, the technological tool set for audiovisual storytelling has vastly expanded. On-going developments in fields including data visualisation, social media, interactive video, second screens, haptic devices, artificial intelligence and virtual reality have led to a proliferation of opportunities for media makers …

RMIT has worked with social enterprise STREAT to tell the stories of young homeless people, in a project enabling Christmas shoppers at Melbourne Central to truly support the spirit of giving. The GPT Group’s Melbourne Central Shopping Centre is once again offering Christmas gift-wrapping for gold coin donations to benefit homeless youth and this year …

  NonfictioNOW 2015, Arizona Writers, journalists, film-makers and other nonfiction practitioners from around the world met for three days of vibrant conversation and debate at the 2015 NonfictioNOW conference. NonfictioNOW is a regular gathering of over 400 nonfiction writers, teachers, and students from around the world in an effort to explore the past, present, and …

Research students in non/fictionLab are putting together an interactive documentary symposium for February 2016. Docuverse: A symposium for expanded documentary practices has a current call for papers and description.

Brigid Magner & Emily Potter We propose an atmospheric literary history of the South eastern region of Australia; an area that has a clearly interconnected constellation of communities, cultures, industries and landscapes. Within this project we plan to study peri-regions of interest – such as the Mallee – and to construct a literary history out …

Franziska Weidle is a PhD candidate in anthropology from Göttingen who is doing field work on Korsakow. We, it turns out, are the field. She’s a great addition to the non/fictionLab and documentary group, participating in seminars, workshops, supervision and so on. She’s started a blog for her field work on Korsakow.

On November 25-27 nonfictionLab research group (RMIT University) and Creative Ecologies Lab (Macquarie University) present the Dialogues + Atmospheres symposium – Enquiries into knowing and making through creative arts research with special guests Associate Professor Barb Bolt, VCA and and Professor Sarah Pink, RMIT. The event will be held at the RMIT Design Hub – Building 100, Pavilions …

PAULINE ANASTASIOU is a photographer and teacher. She is the Program Manager of Photography in the School of Media and Communication at RMIT University. Her teaching and research interests revolve around image making within a contemporary social context and has an interest in the archiving of memory and constructed documentary. She is currently enrolled in a PhD and …

WIL POLSON is a PhD Candidate and tutor at RMIT University. His work centres around themes of autobiography, the personal photographic essay and queer theory. Wil makes photographs using FujiFilm FP-100c Instant Film in order to explore notions of straight photography, the archive and the cumulative assemblage of identity.

REBECCA NAJDOWSKI is an artist working in photography, video, and installation. She is an Associate Lecturer at RMIT University in BA Photography. In 2010 Rebecca received her MFA from California College of the Arts in San Francisco. She was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to Brazil and was the first Artist Fellow at the Center for …

JONATHAN OGILVIE is a PhD candidate at Macquarie University. His thesis is entitled The Cinematics of Surveillance. The research explores the liquidity between cinema and surveillance and includes a screenplay adaptation of Joseph Conrad’s novel, The Secret Agent. Jonathan is an award winning writer/ director of dramatic shorts and features.

SETH KEEN is a documentary designer and producer, who has worked for 20 years in the film and television industry. His academic research on documentary design engages with developments occurring in interactive documentary. Interested in media innovation, Seth collaborates with research, cultural and commercial partners on the design of audio-visual works, archives and tools.

Seth Keen                                                                   then at least some of the time we’re going to have to give up on simplicities. But one thing is sure: if …