Ryan, Kathleen M.

Interactive documentary : decolonizing practice-based research - New York : Routledge, 2022 - xix, 238 p. ; ill., (b & w), 23 cm

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Interactive documentary is still an emerging field that eludes concise definitions or boundaries. Grounded in practice based research, this collection seeks to expand the sometimes exclusionary field, giving voice to scholars and practitioners working outside the margins. Editors Kathleen M. Ryan and David Staton have curated a collection of chapters written by a global cohort of scholars to explore the ways that interactive documentary as a field of study reveal an even broader reach and definition of humanistic inquiry itself. The contributors included here highlight how emerging digital technologies, collaborative approaches to storytelling, and conceptualizations of practice as research facilitate a deeper engagement with the humanistic inquiry at the center of documentary storytelling, while at the same time providing agency and voice to groups typically excluded from positions of authority within documentary and practice based research, as a whole. This collection represents a key contribution to the important, and vocal, debates within the field about how to avoid replicating colonial practices and privileging. An important book for practice-based researchers as well as advanced level media and communication students studying documentary media practices, interactive storytelling, immersive media technologies, and digital methodologies.


Criticism, interpretation
Documentary films
Interactive multimedia
Multispices cinema
Oral history
Story telling
Virtual Reality
Web documentary

070.18 / RYA

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