Ambient Media Making, Auto-Documentary, and Affect



This chapter describes a variety of emerging apps and platforms that constitute new forms of vernacular nonfiction. These apps and platforms create informal media trails as part of our mediated everyday. When considered as systems these apps provide a model for a yet to be realised mode of “auto-documentary” that aggregates events through what are described as automatic and ambient media machines.


Interactive documentary Social media Assemblage theory Media materialism 


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  1. 1.School of Media and CommunicationRMIT UniversityMelbourneAustralia

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