I-Docs: The Evolving Practices of Interactive Documentary (Nonfictions) (Hardcover)

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By Judith Aston (Editor), Sandra Gaudenzi (Editor), Mandy Rose (Editor)
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The history of documentary has been one of adaptation and change, as documentarists have harnessed the affordances of emerging technology. In the last decade interactive documentaries (i-docs) have become established as a new field of practice within nonfiction storytelling. Their various incarnations are now a focus at leading film festivals (IDFA DocLab, Tribeca Storyscapes, Sheffield DocFest), major international awards have been won, and they are increasingly the subject of academic study. This anthology looks at the creative practices, purposes and ethics that lie behind these emergent forms. Expert contributions, case studies and interviews with major figures in the field address the production processes that lie behind interactive documentary, as well as the political, cultural and geographic contexts in which they are emerging and the media ecology that supports them. Taking a broad view of interactive documentary as any work which engages with 'the real' by employing digital interactive technology, this volume addresses a range of platforms and environments, from web-docs and virtual reality to mobile media and live performance. It thus explores the challenges that face interactive documentary practitioners and scholars, and proposes new ways of producing and engaging with interactive factual content.

About the Author

Judith Aston is a Senior Lecturer at the University of the West of England. Sandra Gaudenzi is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Westminster. Mandy Rose is an Associate Professor at the University of the West of England. All three have published widely in the field of digital documentary theory and practice, and are co-directors of the i-Docs bi-annual symposium.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780231181228
ISBN-10: 0231181221
Publisher: Wallflower Press
Publication Date: February 28th, 2017
Pages: 312
Language: English
Series: Nonfictions