Patrick Kelly is a Lecturer at RMIT’s School of Media and Communication. He gained his PhD from RMIT in 2013 with a practice-led project “Detour Off the Superhighway”, which explored media, aura, and filmic practice, and saw him giving up media and communication technology in stages over 80 days. He has presented papers at the London Film and Media Conference, RMIT’s Beyond Slowness in the Cinematic Image symposium, Place Research Network Symposium and the Critical Animals Creative Research Symposium as part of the This Is Not Art festival in Newcastle. He has participated in the National Young Writers Festival and been on the steering committee of RMIT’s Digital Cinema Symposium. His written work has been published on ABC’s The Drum, The Conversation, Fairfax, Mumbrella, M/C Reviews, and The Lifted Brow. Patrick’s research investigates mobile media, social networking, interactive video, animation, as well as evocative ethnography and auto-ethnography in documentary film practice.