Alan Nguyen

Dr Alan Nguyen

Lecturer, Media

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Contact details

   DSCSchool of Media and Communication


  Care-full Design Lab

  Screen and Sound Cultures Group


  Emailalan.nguyen@rmit.edu.au


   Campus: Melbourne City


Programs

Profile photo of Alan Nguyen smiling towards the camera against a solid blue background

Contact details

   DSCSchool of Media and Communication


  Care-full Design Lab

  Screen and Sound Cultures Group


  Emailalan.nguyen@rmit.edu.au


   Campus: Melbourne City


Programs

Dr Alan Nguyen is a writer, director and designer working in TV and new and emerging technologies.

Overview

Dr Alan Nguyen is a writer, director and designer working in TV (SBS, ABC, NBCU, Matchbox, Princess, December) theatre (Melbourne Theatre Company) and new and emerging technologies (Australia Council for the Arts, EyeJack). He is interested in filmmaking, interdisciplinary projects, and the use of storytelling and emerging technologies to promote education, well-being and social connection.

 

TV & Film

As a writer and director, Alan's film work has broadcast on ABC and won awards & screened at film festivals internationally. In 2020, Alan was a Best Miniseries double nominee for the Australian Film Institute’s AACTA Awards and the Australian Writers Guild’s AWGIE Awards for the SBS miniseries HUNGRY GHOSTS (Matchbox Pictures/NBC Universal).

 

XR & Interactive

Current projects MELODIC MOTIONS and POLYPHONIC MOTIONS focus on the co-design of interactive, movement-based art tools that promote well-being and social connection (supported by Australia Council for the Arts and the Department of Social Services). In the field of extended reality (XR), Alan has served as writer, director & producer of Virtual Reality nature documentary BEESCAPES (Creative Victoria), writer and editor for groundbreaking Augmented Reality comic book RAZORLEGS VOLUME 2 (published by EyeJack), and Virtual Reality Designer for videographic opera THE EXALTATION OF ENHEDUANNA (Arts South Australia).

 

Lecturer & Academic

As a media academic, Alan has delivered presentations at international conferences in Japan, Singapore and Korea. Alan is a Lecturer in Media for the School of Media and Communication, RMIT University and is a member of the Care-full Design Lab and the Screen and Sound Cultures Group.

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Research keywords

Scriptwriting, Filmmaking, Extended reality, Virtual reality, Augmented reality, Documentary, Educational games, Social media, Metaverse

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Supervisor interest areas

  • Scriptwriting
  • Filmmaking
  • Extended reality
  • Virtual reality
  • Augmented reality
  • Documentary
  • Educational games
  • Social media
  • Metaverse

Feature publications

Beescapes

BeeScapes

Nguyen, A.,Dyer, A.,Garcia Mendoza, J.,Andrews, S. (2021).

Press Freedom and the Global Economy: The Cost of Slipping Backwards

Journalism Studies, 22, 399 - 417

Nguyen, J.,Valadkhani, A.,Nguyen, A.,Wake, A. (2021). 

Hungry Ghosts

Hungry Ghosts

Nguyen, A. (2020).

Key publications by year

  • Nguyen, J.,Valadkhani, A.,Nguyen, A.,Wake, A. (2021). Press Freedom and the Global Economy: The Cost of Slipping Backwards In: Journalism Studies, 22, 399 - 417
  • Nguyen, A.,Dyer, A.,Garcia Mendoza, J.,Andrews, S. (2021). BeeScapes In: BeeScapes Melbourne, Australia
  • Nguyen, A. (2020). Hungry Ghosts In: Hungry Ghosts Sydney, Australia
  • Geck, K.,Nguyen, A.,Choi, J.,Tran-Nam, A.,Jenatsch, D. (2019). Musical Motions In: RMIT and City of Melbourne 'Design for the Sensory City’ Prize Melbourne, Australia
  • Nguyen, A. (2017). The Exaltation of Enheduanna In: The Exaltation of Enheduanna Adelaide, Australia
  • Nguyen, J., Nguyen, A. (2017). The Moon was a Telephone into which I was Screaming In: Cyber Electric 2017 Melbourne, Australia 
  • Nguyen, A. (2016). Firebird In: 2016 Portland Film Festival Portland, USA
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Grants

  • Melodic Motions. Funded by: Department of Social Services grants 2014 onwards from (2021 to 2022)
  • Polyphonic Motions. Funded by: Australia Council for the Arts Re-imagine: Sector Recovery Initiatives from (2021 to 2022)
  • BeeScapes (Part B). Funded by: Creative Victoria, VicArts Grant from (2020 to 2021)
  • Beescapes (Part A). Funded by: City of Melbourne Arts Grant from (2020 to 2021)
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Acknowledgement of Country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business - Artwork 'Luwaytini' by Mark Cleaver, Palawa.

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torres strait flag

Acknowledgement of Country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.