Patrícia Nogueira Lecture (ICNOVA Cycle) | April 30 (2:00 pm) / Playing with reality: features and trends across interactive documentaries

Patrícia Nogueira, professor at ISMAI, Coimbra University and ICNOVA/Inova Media Lab researcher, will give the talk “Playing with reality: features and trends across interactive documentaries” as part of the ICNOVA Doctoral Student Lecture Cycle on Friday, April 30th, at 2:00 pm by Zoom.

Although this lecture cycle and curricular unit is designed for ICNOVA doctoral students, it is open to other doctoral students who must register here by Thursday, April 15th (4:00 pm). The zoom link will be released at the end of the day. 

“Playing with reality: features and trends across interactive documentaries”

Over the past 20 years, interactive documentary practitioners have been experimenting with new ways of portraying the world and introducing innovative approaches into the documentary realm. There were no conventions, no rules, no guidebooks to follow. The creators were (and still are) free to stretch the borders and overcome the established configurations. Non-sequential stories, desktop multimedia websites and apps, documentary games, virtual reality documentaries, interactive installations, non-fiction works with augmented and mixed reality… several digital artworks have been opening up the field and challenging the documentary format. While such diversity of forms defies tradition in exciting new ways, it also brings to the table a changeful and uncertain research area.
By carefully looking at a number of paradigmatic interactive documentaries, one may identify common features across documentaries and explore trends that point out a direction towards the evolution of interactive documentary.



Patrícia Nogueira is an Assistant Professor at ISMAI – University of Maia and an invited Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Arts and Humanities of the University of Coimbra. PhD in Digital Media under the University of Texas at Austin – Portugal international program, with a master degree in Documentary Film and Photography. She is also a documentary filmmaker. Nogueira is a researcher at ICNOVA – iNOVA Media Lab and co-leads the
european research group CCVA – Cinema and Contemporary Visual Arts, under NECS.
During 2015 Patrícia was in residence at the National Film Board of Canada and in 2016 she was a visiting researcher at the University of Texas at Austin.