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with Sam Cooney, Quinn Eades, Robyn Ferrell, Amanda Gardiner, Tresa LeClerc, Peta Murray, Janice Simpson, Fiona Wright, Sam van Zweden The Chorus of Reports is a performative collage of Icelandic experiences. Taking their inspiration from the 2017 NonfictioNOW Conference in Reykjavik, writers will explore the past, present, and future of nonfiction writing. Featuring writer and …

OzWallace 2017, the first ever David Foster Wallace conference in Australia, was held at RMIT University from 1-3 September. Sponsored by non/fictionLab and the International David Foster Wallace Society, it featured 25 presentations from a diverse array of speakers from around the world, including David Hering’s keynote address on Wallace, Ronald Reagan and the 1980s. …

Behind the Interface – Docuverse at Visible Evidence

At 9am down a weaving corridor Docuverse held our Behind the Interface: assessing technological implications in expanded documentary practices workshop at the Centro Cultural Borges in Buenos Aires. Franziska Weidle hosted the workshop where she along with Helen Gaynor, Hannah Brasier, Kim Munro, Georgia Wallace-Crabbe and Pauline Anastasiou all presented short five minute provocations about expanded documentary …

Materialism and Interactive Documentary

Adrian Miles convened a panel at the 2017 Visible Evidence Conference (Buenos Aires) asking questions about matertialism, materialist media philosophy, and interactive documentary. The panellists were Adrian Miles, Daniel Fetzner (.de), Carles Sora (.es), and Judith Aston (.uk). Feisty is one adjective that springs to mind. The protocol was 10 slides, each slide 30 seconds, …

Docuverse at Visible Evidence

  This week Docuverse are in Buenos Aires for Visible Evidence running a workshop called Behind the interface: assessing technological implications in expanded documentary practices. Speaking as part of this will be Franziska Weidle, Hannah Brasier, Kim Munro, Pauline Anastasiou and Georgia Wallace-Crabbe. We will be covering the implications of existing technologies, pedagogical limitations and …

NonfictioNOW Conference in partnership with RMIT University is inviting applications from Australian writers, who have been accepted as NonfictioNOW 2017 Panelists or Roundtable members, for Travel Fellowships to support attendance in Reykjavik, Iceland, June 1st-4th. A limited number of Fellowships are available. Each Fellowship includes a cash award of $500 AUD, which can be used …

Adrian Miles convened a panel at Visible Evidence XXII (2015, Toronto) around interactive documentary aesthetics. The format required each member to provide ten slides that would be on screen for thirty seconds in advance, so we each spoke for five minutes then opened it to discussion from the audience and amongst each other. (It was …

DOCUVERSE presents at ASPERA

This week Docuverse presented at the ASPERA annual conference at the University of Canberra. Nicholas Hansen, Kim Munro, and I attended the conference to talk about what Docuverse is, where the group emerged from, the symposium, where the group currently is in terms of our Snapshot events, and the future challenges we face. Kim, started …

Three PhD Students off to Montana

No, it isn’t the opening to some academic joke. The writing workshop that non/fictionLab runs has just scored three for three at this year’s Visible Evidence conference. Visible Evidence is the major international documentary conference (this year it is in Bozeman, Montana), and three PhD students (Hannah Brasier, Kim Munro, and visiting PhD Franziska Weidle) …

non/fictionLab co-director Adrian Miles is attending UWE’s two yearly i-docs conference at the beginning of March. The conference is run by the i-doc research group in Bristol. He will be presenting recent research that interrogates (criticises, questions, even possibly politely attacks) the hegemony of story in interactive documentary. The world isn’t a story, why should …

NonfictioNOW 2015 Conference, Flagstaff Arizona

RMIT and nonfictionLab will co-present NonfictioNOW 2015 to be held at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona, from 28 – 31 October. Confirmed keynote speakers include Tim Flannery, Roxane Gay, Maggie Nelson, Brian Doyle, Michael Martone and Ander Monson. Last presented at RMIT in 2012, NonfictioNOW is a regular gathering of over 400 nonfiction writers, …

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