Approaches to Media Heritage: From Hands-On Enquiry to Immersive 3D Experiences

Gastvortrag (in Englisch) von Prof. Dr. Tim van der Heijden (Open University of the Netherlands)


11. Juni 2024 18:15 – 11. Juni 2024 19:45
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Raum -A102 (-1/1020, Gelber Salon), in der Deutschhausstraße 3

How can we document analogue media technologies, like historical film technologies, and the tacit knowledge involved in their practices of use? What role can digital technologies – like 3D and 360-degree photography – play in preserving media heritage? Dr. Tim van der Heijden (Open University of the Netherlands) discusses these questions while reflecting on the CRAFTED-DEMA dataset recently published on the Europeana platform of digital cultural heritage and the associated research projects he was involved in. The lecture will zoom in on the value of digitization and documentation for doing hands-on media history in the digital age. Specifically, it will highlight research on the Kinora motion photography viewer (ca. 1907) and Pathé Baby 9.5mm film projector (ca. 1924) as early twentieth century home cinema devices and attempts to "re-animate" these media historical artefacts, their functionality and user practices through digital storytelling methods in virtual yet multi-sensorial ways.

Dr. Tim van der Heijden is Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Humanities at the Open University of the Netherlands. He is currently a research fellow of the BMBF research group DAVIF at the Institute of Media Studies at Philipps-Universität Marburg.

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The goal of the independent research group DAVIF funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) is to explore the aesthetics of access in light of the growing production and application of data. It investigates current forms of data-driven re/presentations and explores creative use of historical research data.


Dr. Tim van der Heijden


Dr. Sarah-Mai Dang, Anne Hart und Pauline Junginger (BMBF research group DAVIF, Philipps-Universität Marburg)