Dr Seth Keen



School /
Work Unit

Media and Communication

Contact Details

+61 3 9925 3017



Building: 9
Level: 4
Room: 43

City Campus


Design & Social Context



Seth Keen is a media artist and lecturer in New Media in the Media Program, School of Media and Communication, RMIT University. He holds a MA (by Research) and a PhD (Media and Communication). Seth works with video to explore the nexus between documentary practice and new media technologies. His practice is interdisciplinary across media, art and design. He produces video works for exhibition, broadcast, screening and online publication. Interested in social and environmental change, Seth collaborates with organisations on the design of frameworks to create online interactive documentaries, audio-visual archives and tools.

In collaboration with the Institute of Network Cultures in Amsterdam, Seth helped facilitate and research the Video Vortex conference series, a critical forum on online video.

Research supervision

Seth supervises honours and postgraduate, thesis and project based research.

Key areas: new media, interactive documentary, online video, media art narrative, film and television, communication for development.

Masters (by research)

2014 (in progress), Nicholas Hansen, Looking@Looking (Working title), Online interactive documentary on mainstream news coverage of disasters.


2011, Jim Elson-John, ‘Still in Motion: A video translation of the photo-essay’.

2010, Annabelle Clark, Successful Concept Development for the Factual Entertainment and Reality Television Genre’.

2008 Sandra O’Connor, ‘Flanear: Preserving the multiplicity of sonic experiences online’.

2008 Nico Leonard, ‘Format Wars: Developing a multiple format publishing model for independent comic book creators’.

2007, Kristin Stephenson, ‘Continuity Supervising: Old Practice, New Technology’.

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