The list of names here are people who have projects, blogs, or have somewhere been involved in a project that uses the resources provided by hypertext.rmit. There is also a list of every researcher who currently has a blog hosted here. The list is not exhaustive, and if someone is listed here it doesn't mean that they are still actively involved in some way!
This is public space for my Industrial Design research at RMIT.
My research focuses on questions of identity as related to the design and production of objects. I'm interested in the way object identity is formed and re-formed through social action. Post-production modification is a major aspect of the research and there will be a lot of modding going on. I hope you enjoy it. If you find something interesting, annoying or have something to add then please post a comment on my blog.
Christian McCrea studies the culture of technology and games. He is
working on a PhD in the Cinema Studies department of Melbourne
University, entitled "Playland: Transitions Between The Moving and the
Movable Image" that attempts to account for shifts in cultural
perception triggered and encouraged by these cultures. He teaches a
course entitled simply Computer Games which introduces students to
fields of critical thinking specific to the field.
I am a PhD student in the department of Art and Design at the University of Brighton in England and am in my first year of studies doing practice based research in the area of Interactive Cinema - specifically the design of multiple screen projection environments with interactive narrative. What interests me about this area of research is the design challenges involved with taking narrative into a spatial dimension. Before coming to Brighton University, I studied film production and theory at University College Dublin in Ireland. I completed my MA there in 2000 and would add that I'm originally from Canada (Toronto). S.E.Lim@brighton.ac.uk
email: s dot e dot lim at brighton dot ac dot uk
Seth Keen is a lecturer in the Media department at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia. His teaching role involves developing the nexus between New Media and Broadcast Media. Seth has written and produced a number of primetime television documentaries, short drama films and experimental video works. He has a research Master of Arts in Media Arts (2005). His thesis examines the structuration of multilinear narratives in New Media video practice. He is currently developing a PhD project and CRC research that examines the development of audiovisual material in the context of networked environments. His research interests include Pedagogical Modelling; Critical Design Practice; Global Media Cultures; Internet Studies and New Media Arts.
Libby Tuckerman acts as an educational designer within the central curriculum and innovation group at RMIT. What this means in practice is that she meets and works with a wide range of people at the university, some of whom are imagining and employing creative perspectives on the learning experience. Libby's professional interests link to the expansion of traditional connections within education, as well as the ways in which language and power intersect and operate in our workplace culture.
Lifted from http://www.cccs.uq.edu.au/personnel/:
Gerard Goggin has published widely in telecommunications, internet and new media studies, and taught media studies at Southern Cross University, Lismore, Australia, from 1999-2001. With Christopher Newell, he has a forthcoming book, Digital Disability: The Social Construction of Disability in New Media(Rowman & Littlefield, 2002).
Gerard also has interests in literary studies, and his Ph.D. thesis was entitled'Turbulent Preceptors: Mentoring, Maternity and Masculinity in Mary Wollstonecraft, William Godwin and Percy Bysshe Shelley.' More recently he has taught a online course on electronic writing. At the Centre, Gerard is undertaking a project entitled 'Broadband Cultures'. This project aims to investigate internet cultural futures in non-metropolitan and metropolitan areas of Australia. It will examine the developing cultural formations and media genres enabled by telecommunications technologies, such as intelligent network services, fast data connections and third generation mobile telephony. In order to contextualise the project, Gerard will be writing a cultural history of the internet in Australia.
blog: blog name goes here
Tim is undertaking an Honours Degree at Deakin University, however he is unable to establish a research blog through his campus and as his research interests fall within those of hypertext.RMIT we are hosting his research blog here.
I am asking what becomes of surface, space and place in contemporary visual performance and am interrogating its techniques and processes. My research is as much about a person's relationship to these things, as it is about their interrelationship, particularly the apparent codependence of image and surface and how they can bring about affect. I am projecting video onto various surfaces and in different locations, recording the result and reprojecting the recorded footage back into different locations. This practice has less to do with process than highlighting different experiences of affect through a becoming of surface, space and place into something else.
David Wolf is a Melbourne based new media artist who works across video, sound and interactive screen based media. He is currently completing his MA in Communications at RMIT looking at real time interactivity and network accessibility in computer based digital media, software and performance. As a performing VJ, sound artist and software developer he is particularly interested in the ways in which practice may lead theory and how the histories of a range of different art practices may inform the development of new works, methodologies and theory.
Key areas of interest include:
- how to address the user/audience when designing and authoring interactive video works (player/observer/performer?)
- how to conceptualise the role of the producer of such works (designer/director/storyteller/instrument builder/puppet master?)
- how does the whole production process, from authoring to 'consumption' of video material, shift when the computer screen is the image's final destination
When she is Jenny Weight she is undertaking a PhD at RMIT in programmed and networked media, with a specific interest in how our experience of permanence and transience manifests in computer-based media. Jenny also teaches networked and programmed media in the School of Applied Communication at RMIT, which includes the use of blogs as a teaching tool.
Jenny is also sometimes geniwate, an artist and electronic writer. Her work has most recently appeared on the Iowa Review , and will be appearing in a JavaMuseum exhibition in 2004.
www: Jenny's homepage
blog: inconspicuous assumptions
Craig Bellamy undertook a PhD, supervised by Adrian Miles. This was completed and successfully examined in 2002.
From the abstract:
The purpose of this research is to employ digital communication tools to undertake a particular historical investigation. This investigation concerns the objectification and then the communication of the considerable historical changes occurring within an inner-city Australian community. The significant outcome of this research is the provision of at least one example of the potential of these new tools for independent and authoritative postgraduate research in the humanities.
project: milkbar.com (access restricted)
Lisa Gye completed a MA under the supervision of Adrian Miles in 2002. This project, Halflives: A Mystory, is an examination of the ways in which the electronic writing environment could transform the acquisition and dissemination of knowledge in learning situations. It has a particular focus on the work of Greg Ulmer. The Halflives project is hosted by hypertext.rmit.
hypertext.rmit is now hosting a research blog for Lisa.
blog: Lisa's blog
Adrian Miles teaches the theory and practice of hypermedia and interactive video at RMIT University, Australia. He has also been a senior new media researcher in the InterMedia Lab at the University of Bergen, Norway. His academic research on hypertext and networked interactive video has been widely published and his applied digital projects have been exhibited internationally. Adrian's research interests include hypertext and hypermedia, digital poetics, and the use of Deleuzean philosophy in the context of digital poetics.
home: Adrian's homepage
blog: Adrian's blog
video blog: Adrian's vog
Melissa Gregg joined the Centre in 2004, after completing her PhD in the Department of Gender Studies at the University of Sydney. Her research spans interests in cultural studies, feminism, politics and critical theory, with an emphasis on intellectual history. Melissa's PhD, Scholarly Affect: Voices of Intervention in Cultural Studies, considers cultural studies' challenge to, and reconfiguration of, discursive conventions in the academy. Her latest project develops these ideas in the field of new media, analysing issues of class and gender which secure the epistemological legitimacy and authority to influence its utopic and political applications.