Mick Broderick is a Perth based academic and cultural practitioner. His major publications include Reconstructing Strangelove: inside Stanley Kubrick’s ‘nightmare comedy’ (2017), editions of the reference work Nuclear Movies (1988, 1991) and as editor or co-editor, Hibakusha Cinema (1996, 1999, 2014), Interrogating Trauma (2010) and Trauma, Media, Art: New Perspectives (2011). Broderick’s curated exhibitions of cold war material culture artefacts, Half Lives (2004-05), Atomicalia (2009-14) and Nuke York, New York (2011-12) have been installed at museums and galleries in Australia, Japan, Canada and the USA. His co-curated multiscreen hyper-visualisation exhibition Fading Lights: Australian POWs and BCOF Troops in Japan 1945-52 was installed at the John Curtin Gallery in August 2055. Broderick’s recent screen credits as either producer or executive producer include the digital installations Exhale (2008), Hiroshima Traces (2012), short dramas Fugue (2009), Excursion (2013) and Off the Map (2014), and the documentary shorts Rwanda: Hope for the Future (2011), and – in 3D – Inside the Dome (2015).
ArticlesUnlike some current discourse on automediality, this essay eschews most of the analysis concerning the adoption or modification of avatars to deliberately enhance, extend or distort the self. Rather than the automedial enabling of alternative, virtual selves modified by playful, confronting or disarming avatars we concentrate instead on emerging efforts to present the self in hyper-realist,...Read more