The blog reflects the Collaborative Docs practice-based AHRC Research Fellowship in Creative & Performing Arts. The research looks at the intersection between documentary and the Social, Semantic and Open Web. It investigates through action research the role of the producer as context provider, catalyst, curator in documentary projects. It considers the social, political and creative potential of participatory and collaborative forms. It draws on documentary, cultural and 'new' media studies.
The blog is also a repository for a growing collection of interviews with key practitioners in the file.
The term 'Collab' is drawn from You Tube and refers to the joint productions that people started creating on that platform in 2007. (See blog interview with Collab pioneer 'Mad V'.)