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 reveals 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.
This is 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.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
part One|62 pages
part Two|36 pages
chapter 6|7 pages
An Outsider Approach to Cinematography
part Three|46 pages
chapter 8|15 pages
Interactive Multispecies Documentary Methods in Wretched Waters
chapter 9|10 pages
On Histories of Dispersal, the Missing Pictures, and Ways of Knowing
part Four|40 pages
chapter 12|7 pages
Beyond Technology's Promise
part Five|47 pages