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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) …

Docuverse was a half-day symposium organised by non/fictionLab members Hannah Brasier, Nicholas Hansen, Kim Munro and Franziska Weidle to support their current PhD research interests in expanded documentary practices. The symposium, held at RMIT, consisted of a program of six presentations covering the topics of vertical cinema, the micro-essay, interactive documentary and virtual reality. The symposium culminated …

Some pictures from Hannah Brasier’s very successful PhD mid candidature review (one of three major hurdles PhD candidates need to pass before finally submitting their work). Hannah’s working title is “Reassembling Obersvations: Towards a Multi-Linear Framework of Expanded Seeing in Interactive Documentary”. The panel included Adrian Danks and Francesca Rendle-Short from the nonfictionLab, Neal Haslem …

Kim Munro

Kim is in the second year of her practice-led PhD in interactive and participatory documentary practices and the experience of aloneness. She has a background in linguistics, photography and documentary film and has studied and taught these at a number of institutions around Melbourne. Kim has made a number of documentary films, including Nerve which screened on ABC Artscape …

Hannah Brasier (PhD candidate) is talking at the Digital Cultures Research Centre in Bristol on May 6th. The talk is “multilinear documentary: tools and processes for creative practice“. This is part of Hannah’s three month PhD exchange with Dr Kate Nash at the University of Leeds.

Documentary node PhD candidate Hannah Brasier has three talks in Britain coming up as part of her three month visiting PhD position at Leeds University: 23rd April – Media Futures Seminar, University of Leeds, Clothworker’s Building North, 4pm-5pm 2nd May – World Cinema and the Essay Film Conference, Reading University, Reading 6th May – Digital …

Hannah Brasier, who is busy doing a PhD within the nonfictionLab with Adrian Miles, has successfully applied for a three month research visit to the University of Leeds. While there Hannah will be working with Dr. Kate Nash, and visiting various research groups around the UK who are working on interactive documentary – including the …

Documentary PhD candidate in the nonfictionlab, Hannah Brasier, has had a paper accepted for the World Cinema and the Essay Film conference hosted by the Centre for Film Aesthetics and Cultures at the University of Reading. Hannah is presented a paper entitled “A Networked Voice….Speculative Transformations of Essayistic Subjectivity in Online Environments”.

Want to work on interactive documentary? RMIT University is currently inviting applications for PhD scholarships. I’m encouraging applicants with first class Honours or equivalent qualifications, who are interested in undertaking thesis or project based research into interactive documentary, to consider applying. I am particularly interested in students who would like to: investigate and/or make new …

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 aesthetic noticing, listing, and multilinear structures of documentary film practice find rhythms with the mess of the everyday. Hannah has presented at the Australian Screen Production and Education Research Association annual conference, The World Cinema …