Media Ecology Project

  • May 12, 2016 | 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM | Thursday
  • National Library Building, Visitors’ Briefing Room (Level 1)


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The Media Ecology Project: Online Access for Scholars Adds Value to Media Archives

The Media Ecology Project is a digital resource at Dartmouth that is building a dynamic online environment in which researchers access archival moving image collections and contribute back to the archival and research communities through the fluid contribution of metadata and other knowledge. We are mobilizing the capacities of internet access in relation to a set of innovative platforms, tools, and resources that provide signal new means of scholarly production and, in the pursuit of original primary research, realize new capacities to add value to the assets of participating archives.

About the speaker
Mark Williams is Associate Professor of Film and Media Studies at Dartmouth College. He received both of his graduate degrees in Critical Studies from The School of Cinema-Television at The University of Southern California. In 2005, he directed the Leslie Center Humanities Institute entitled Cyber-Disciplinarity. In conjunction with the Dartmouth College Library, he is the founding editor of an e-journal, The Journal of e-Media Studies. With Adrian Randolph, he co-edits the book series Interfaces: Studies in Visual Culture for the University Press of New England. With Michael Casey, he received an NEH Digital Humanities Start-Up Grant in 2011 to build the ACTION toolset for cinema analysis.

In 2014 he received an award for Scholarly Innovation and Advancement at Dartmouth for directing The Media Ecology Project. In 2015 he received an NEH Tier 1 Research and Development grant with John Bell to build the Semantic Annotation Tool (SAT) for use in The Media Ecology Project. His book Remote Possibilities, a History of Early Television in Los Angeles, will be published by Duke University Press.

Organised by:
School of Art, Design and Media, Nanyang Technological University

Hosted by:
Asian Film Archive

Supported by:
National Library Board