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Docuverse Symposium 2017: A brief summary

On Friday 10th 2017, Hannah Brasier, Nicholas Hansen, Kim Munro and Franziska Weidle hosted their second Docuverse Symposium at RMIT University in collaboration with non/fictionLab. After a successful series of bi-monthly events in 2016 showcasing and discussing interactive, participatory, performative and installation work, this year’s symposium addressed central issues that had emerged from interrogating the …

I’m sorry I don’t have a story

An essay come article that I read from at a Spotlight session in 2016 has been published. This was written in what is an usually subjective voice (for the discipline, and much to the alarm of one of the reviewers) and as a hypertext. The hypertext was translated into a multilinear iBook (that’s an oxymoron) …

We all met up at Pound Bend (Warrandyte State Park) and spent the day enacting (Mol) our various materialist methods to try to do materialist environmental humanities in situ. We did a lot of recording, less documenting of us.

The style guide we need to use for our content is at http://transformationsjournal.org/style_guide.shtml field trip February 22 Writing Up drop in Sessions (come for all or part) February 23 2pm+ 9.4.32 February 28 12:30pm+ 9.4.32 March 10 12pm+ 9.4.3 Roundtable discussion Evaluating/Discussing/Supporting Posthumanism reading group March 2 5pm 9.4.32 (this the regular meeting time but …

ART & HERBARIUM: Creative Ecological Investigations This unique collaboration between artists and science investigates how the arts and sciences can enliven each other in unexpected ways. Through its form, practice and reflection Art & Herbarium shows how modes of scientific knowledge and of creative practice continue to be intertwined in this most challenging of centuries. …

The posthumanism and ecocritical group within non/fictionLab are having a second research day at the [Abbotsford Convent](http://abbotsfordconvent.com.au/). This builds upon the first day and is the second intensive step toward an experimental research publication. On this second day (aim for 9:30 coffees for a 10am kick off) we will: 1.have read the material that was …

Dr Michelle Aung Thin has been awarded both the National Library of Australia Creative Arts Fellowship for Australian Writing and an Australia Council grant for $27,366. The Ausco grant is to support Michelle’s book, provisionally titled 70 Days in Dagon, which will examine Yangon, Myanmar’s major city, on the cusp of democracy, and colonial Rangoon …

2017 Incubator

Sent via email, a calendar entry, and now this: This planning day is restricted to members of the non/fictionLab – RMIT staff and HDR students only. RSVP via: google form This day will discuss, explain, explore: • what do we want to look like? • three year research plan for the lab • staff research …

Iceland, Winter, and a PhD

non/fictionLab PhD interactive documentary candidate Kim Munro is currently on an artist’s residency in Ólafsfjörður, Iceland. She’s documenting her work on her site, which makes for great reading (and photos). (Image credit Kim Munro.)

A reminder, Thursday February 2 5pm reading group kicks off again. On the agenda is the Bird Rose (http://www.textjournal.com.au/speciss/issue20/Rose.pdf) and the introduction to Mol (http://vogmae.dropmark.com/288306/9101363). I’ve also added Mol’s lengthy conclusion, if interested (http://vogmae.dropmark.com/288306/9279614) YMMV. Also need your writings from Lab Day One (https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B6XGJqmsT1P2NHpDOExLQjJxZms) by Thursday Feb 2 at LATEST. Thursday February 9th we at …

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Mol, Annemarie. The Body Multiple: Ontology in Medical Practice. Duke University Press Books, 2002. Print. Foreword and if you’re keen, chapter one.

Docuverse 2017 Symposium

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, …

Gerda Cammaer at Docuverse

Image above: InTransit “Don’t bend, don’t water it down, don’t try to make it logical, don’t edit your own soul according to the fashion. Rather, follow your most intense obsessions logically” – Franz Kafka In a spare few hours between the Sightlines conference and the MINA symposium in Melbourne, visiting scholar and filmmaker Gerda Cammaer …

Peta Murray, Shortlisted for VicHealth Award

Creatively Ageing: EmbOLDen, has been selected as a finalist in the Building Health Through Art category for the 2016 VicHealth Awards.  Non/fictionLab member and RMIT postgraduate student Peta Murray was one of three elder-artist-researchers-in-residence installed in the Roslyn Smorgon Gallery for the duration of EmbOLDen. The exhibition represented a critical stage in her PhD inquiry …