Documentary Design Studio

I am putting forward a Documentary Design Studio in the media undergraduate program today, which will involve working in an external collaboration, using Korsakow. The studio will be forming a partnership with an art gallery, and we will be collaborating with an award winning photographer/videographer, and youth theatre group – on the repurposing of a Read more about Documentary Design Studio[…]

An i-doc on i-docs

I was introduced to the Come in Doc, Collaborative Meta Interactive Documentary project recently by Arnau Gifreu Castells in his presentation at Visible Evidence XII. We were presenting on the same panel (“Processes, Modes And Methodologies For The Analysis And Design Of Interactive Documentaries”) with Matt Soar one of the Korsakow developers. The Come in Read more about An i-doc on i-docs[…]

Participatory documentary – Long Story Short

Participatory documentary by Natalie Bookchin (in progress) Long Story Short From the Long Story Short project page: crowdsources stories and solutions from hundreds of people in the US fighting to rise into the middle class. Drawing from an archive of hundreds of video diaries made by very low income California residents, Long Story Short tells Read more about Participatory documentary – Long Story Short[…]

Seth Keen PhD

Download exegesis pdf (14.2 MB): Netvideo Nonvideo Newvideo: Designing a multilinear nonnarrative form for interactive documentary Compressed version 5MB Abstract: This research explores interactive documentary and focuses on identifying how the affordances of video, computers and the network can be used to create a web of relations between shots within an interactive documentary that utilises Read more about Seth Keen PhD[…]

2014 Newcastle ASPERA presentations

Two of the panel members presentations from ASPERA Newcastle conference. Adrian Miles – AMBIENCE, AFFECT, AUTODOCUMENTARY (SLIDES AND NOTES) Hannah Braiser – “I SEE YOU” K-FILM” The title of my presentation: Keen, Seth. “Transformed practices: What is a documentary designer?” Screen Explosion: Expanding practices, narratives and education for the Creative Screen Industries, ASPERA, Australia Screen Read more about 2014 Newcastle ASPERA presentations[…]

French links

I had the pleasure of meeting up with Jean-Pierre Chabrol ( is now working freelance after many years at the National Gallery Victoria NGV as a person leading multimedia development and production. Some new doc links from that discussion: Leblog Documentaire (fb) Article Monde diplomatique Varan Group ARTE creative