Matters of concern and interactive documentary: Notes for a computational nonfiction

Miles, A 2017, 'Matters of concern and interactive documentary: Notes for a computational nonfiction', Studies in Documentary Film, vol. 11, no. 2, pp. 104-120.


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Title Matters of concern and interactive documentary: Notes for a computational nonfiction
Author(s) Miles, A
Year 2017
Journal name Studies in Documentary Film
Volume number 11
Issue number 2
Start page 104
End page 120
Total pages 17
Publisher Routledge
Abstract This essay applies actor-network theory (ANT) and new materialism as a method for the study of interactive documentary. It provides an introduction to aspects of ANT and new materialism, arguing that interactive documentary theory's 'matters of concern' need to be expanded to recognise and discuss the human and nonhuman material actors that make up any interactive documentary. It provides a series of theoretical 'sketches' to illustrate what a materialist study of interactive documentary might be, and how this could be enlarged into a broader field of practice and theory tentatively labelled 'computational nonfiction'. It concludes with a critique of these 'sketches' and begins to detail some of the actors present in the online nonfiction work The Whale Hunt.
Subject Cinema Studies
Interactive Media
Media Studies
Keyword(s) interactive documentary
new materialism
actor-network theory
documentary studies
DOI - identifier 10.1080/17503280.2017.1296404
Copyright notice © 2017 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor and Francis Group
ISSN 1750-3280
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