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Posthumanism and  Nonfiction Group

A reading come research group within the non/fictionLab is forming around the broad and loose themes of posthumanism, ecoaesthetics, and whatever it is you want to use to name speculative realism and its constellation of near and far avatars. The first reading will be the first two bits of Jane Bennett’s Vibrant Matter. The reading …

non/fictionLab researcher David Carlin led a week-long workshop in June, in partnership with the Adelaide Festival and the Major Festivals Initiative, investigating the potential translation of his book The Abyssinian Contortionist (UWAP, 2015) into a stage performance work. David worked with director Kate Champion, producer Ali Barker and performers Sosina Wogayehu, Tigist Strode and Lielit …

non/fictionLab’s co-director Adrian Miles managed a two day writing intensive for staff in RMIT’s media program last week. The intensive was held off campus, at the very comfortable Abbotsford Convent and used the same techniques, strategies, and focussing exercises that Adrian uses for the non/fictionLab writing workshops. Top writer achieved just over 7000 words in …

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 …

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) …

Writing Workshops 2016

Inspired by Julienne’s structured hot dollar workshops I’ve outlined a schedule for the next few months in the writing workshops. These are for creative, critical, playful, even conservative, ways of writing for academic (research) outcomes. What the industry refers to as Higher Education Research Data Collection (HERDC) things. To be clear, in the non/fictionLab we …

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 …

Korsakow is an open source Java based authoring program that allows for the authoring of interactive video works. It is popular for many interested in interactive documentary because it allows you to make complex, generative video works without having to code. In this hands on participatory workshop Adrian Miles will introduce Korsakow and its principles. …

The fortnightly writing workshops roll on. Current work in progress: Kim: book chapter Deb: abstract for international conference into paper into essay Hannah: book chapter and abstract for conference Paul: abstract for conference, conference paper into essay Rebecca: abstract for conference into paper into essay Adrian: book, conference paper into essay

A masterclass with Associate Professor Craig Hight (University of Waikato) will be hosted by the documentary node of the nonfictionLab on Friday, November 20, from 10am to 4pm. Numbers are going to be limited so please, if you want to be involved commit to the date as there will be more people wanting to do …

Writing Workshop 5

We wrote. Then we read abstracts and gave what seemed like a lot of feedback. Two steps forward, one step back. Or the other way round? Next steps, progress them more. The next workshop (Wednesday 29 July, 11am) will be dedicated to finalising abstracts for the upcoming Dialogues and Atmosphere’s symposium.