Adrian Miles is a senior lecturer in the School of Media and Communication at RMIT.
Adrian is also Program Manager of the Consilience Lab, the School of Media and Communication Honours program. He also teaches in the Bachelor of Communication(Media) program where he is responsible for a suite of subjects that deal with online media, multilinear narrative, and interactive video. He has a history of creatively appropriating emerging technologies for novel academic use.
As a senior lecturer within the School he has served on numerous committees, including the Higher Degree Research, School Research, Learning and Teaching, and Education and Technology committees.
He supervises honours, Masters and PhD by research students. He was also Senior Researcher in new media at the Intermedia lab, University of Bergen.
Adrian Miles is a significant theorist and practice-based researcher in hypertext, hypermedia, and multilinear video. Adrian's research practice concentrates on interactive narrative, the development of media annotation tools and practices to facilitate audiovisual research in humanities contexts, and interactive nonfiction. He has a specific theoretical interest in digital poetics and the aesthetics of interactive video. This work utilises the cinema theory of Gilles Deleuze and seeks to apply it in novel ways to rethink notions of interactivity, the user, and the work. His practice-based research explores the aesthetics and affordances of networked, distributed video and the possibilities for new forms of distribution and expression that this may enable. Among other projects he has initiated the 'affective atlas' project within RMIT's Design Research Institute, the 'Post Industrial Media' project within RMIT's media program, and the New Documentary online forum for interactive documentary. He has been a researcher on several Australian Research Council projects.
In his teaching practice Adrian uses process-based methodologies to explore emergent pedagogies and network literacies across disciplines, including hypertext theory and practice, interactive audiovisual media, and cinema studies. He has been the recipient of an individual Australian Learning and Teaching Committee award for his teaching.
Doctor of Philosophy, RMIT University
Master of Arts, Monash University
Bachelor of Arts (Media Studies) RMIT University
Master of Arts, Monash University
- Miles, A. (2015). Affective slowness, the web films of Robert Croma In: Altitude: An e-journal of emerging humanities work, 13, 1 - 18
- Miles, A. (2015). 12 Statements for archival flatness In: Performing Digital: Multiple Perspectives on a Living Archive, Ashgate, Surrey, United Kingdom
- Miles, A. (2014). Interactive documentary and affective ecologies In: New Documentary Ecologies: Emerging Platforms, Practices and Discourses, Palgrave MacMillan, New York, United States
- Miles, A. (2014). Materialism and interactive documentary: sketch notes In: Studies in Documentary Film, 8, 205 - 220
- Miles, A. (2013). Click, think, link: interval and affective narrative In: Database | Narrative | Archive: Seven Interactive Essays on Digital Nonlinear Storytelling, Alliance for Networking Visual Culture/Scalar, Montreal, Canada
- Miles, A.,Proctor, J.,O'Donnell, K.,Soar, M.,Keen, S.,Luers, W. (2013). Quickened - A Video iBook In: Axon: Creative Explorations Melbourne, Australia
- Vaughan, L.,Stanton, R.,Iwan, L.,Yuille, J.,Mullett, J.,Carlin, D.,Thom, J.,Miles, A. (2013). Multimodal experiments in the design of living archive In: Proceedings of the Design Experiments, The Nordic Design Research Conference, Copenhagen, Denmark, June 9-12, 2013
- Miles, A. (2013). About 7am: The First Quarter - Compressed In: MINA International Mobile Innovation Screenings Auckland, New Zealand
- Carlin, D.,Iwan, L.,Miles, A.,Stanton, R.,Tait, P.,Thom, J.,Vaughan, L.,Yuille, J. (2013). Circus Oz Living Archive In: archive.circusoz.com Melbourne, Australia
- Miles, A. (2009). Cinematic paradigms for hypertext In: Reading hypertext, Eastgate, Watertown, MA, USA
- Humanities Networked Infrastructure (HuNI): Unlocking and Uniting Australia's Cultural Data. Funded by: National eResearch Collaboration Tools and Resources Contract from (2012 to 2013)
- The Circus Oz Living Archive: developing a model of online digital engagement for the performing arts. Funded by: ARC Linkage Project Grant 2010 Round 2 from (2010 to 2015)
- High resolution 240x360 degree digital video camera and post production facilities. Funded by: ARC LIEF 2004 from (2004 to 2004)
3 PhD Completions and 3 Masters by Research Completions6 PhD Current Supervisions