Marsha Berry is Program Manager for BA (Creative Writing). She is co-editor of the book, Mobile Media Making in an Age of Smartphones (2014). She is also a writer and artist.
Research and scholarship
Marsha is an active member of RMIT’s research community. Marsha’s research trajectory started in humanities with a focus on ethnography, ethnomethodology, language and performance studies. She has applied and extended her background in ethnography and post-structural critical discourse analysis to the emerging field of digital media. She has numerous academic journal and conference publications in digital media and creative practice. She has also been integral to or led teams that have won national and international competitive research grants.
Her creative practice includes photography, video art and poetry. Since 2007, she has explored the connections between technology, memory, place and displacement in her practice. She has exhibited her video art and images nationally and internationally. Her poetry has been published in Indian and American literary journals.
Her current research projects investigate mobile social media, shifts in Vietnam and cultural memory studies.
Marsha is registered as a research supervisor in the areas of Digital Media and Creative Writing. She has successfully supervised PhD and Masters by Research students to completion, exploring animation, locative media, mobile media, creative writing, visual communication, social media, interactive database narrative, and interactive electronic media art.
- Batty, C.,Berry, M. (2016). Constellations and connections: the playful space of the creative practice research degree In: Journal of Media Practice, 16, 181 - 194
- Berry, M.,Batty, C. (2016). The stories of supervision: creative writing in a critical space In: New Writing: The International Journal for the Practice and Theory of Creative Writing, , 1 - 14
- Guntarik, O.,Van de Pol, C.,Berry, M. (2015). Breaking with taboo: writing about forbidden things In: New Writing: The International Journal for the Practice and Theory of Creative Writing, 12, 4 - 13
- Berry, M.,Gomes, C. (2015). Pinning poetry to place: Making sense of place in the Pilbara In: Hopeful Places: Migration and belonging in an unpredictable era, Connor Court Publishing Pty Ltd, Australia
- Berry, M.,Keep, D. (2015). Auratic presence through slow media In: Altitude: A Journal of Emerging Humanities Work, 13, -
- Berry, M. (2015). Out in the open: locating new vernacular practices with smartphone cameras In: Studies in Australasian Cinema, 10, 53 - 64
- Berry, M. (2015). Signs of postmemory in Dresden In: De-Signing Design: Cartographies of Theory and Practice, Lexington Books, Maryland, United States
- Berry, M. (2014). Filtered smartphone moments: Haunting places In: Mobile media making in an age of smartphones, Palgrave Macmillan, United States
- Berry, M.,Schleser, M. (2014). Creative mobile media: the state of play In: Mobile media making in an age of smartphones, Palgrave Macmillan, United States
- Berry, M. (2014). Re-imagining place with filters: More than meets the eye In: Journal of Creative Technologies, , 81 - 96
- Two Cities as a Living Lab: Project-based and research led-teaching of socio-technical pegagogical approaches in designing for the cities' wicked problems. Funded by: IBM Industry Skills Innovation Grant pre-2014 from (2010 to 2012)
- Digital Publishing and Virtual Mobility in a Creative Knowledge Network. Funded by: Hewlett Packard Corporate Philanthropy: Teaching and Learning Grant pre-2014 from (2006 to 2008)
10 PhD Completions and 6 Masters by Research Completions8 PhD Current Supervisions and 1 Masters by Research Current Supervisions