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"Doing media archaeological experiments
will turn the historian into an experimenter"

Publication: ‘Live Forever in the Kinora’


The article “‘Live Forever in the Kinora’: Motion Photography in between Pre- and Early Cinema”, written by DEMA researcher Tim van der Heijden, has been published in the volume Virtual Worlds in Early Cinema: Devices, Aesthetics and Audiences, edited by Ángel Quintana en Jordi Pons. The volume is a collection of papers, presented at the conference "Virtual Worlds in Early Cinema", organized by the Museu del Cinema and Universitat de Girona from 20 to 21 October, 2021.
13 October 2022
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Publication: Replicating the Kinora


The article "Replicating the Kinora: 3D modelling and printing as heuristics in digital media history" has been published in Open Access in the new issue of the Journal of Digital History. The article is the result of a fruitful collaboration between DEMA researcher Tim van der Heijden and engineer Claude Wolf from the Department of Engineering of the University of Luxembourg within the context of the DEMA project.
20 April 2022
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Performing Media Archaeological Experiments (report)

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A report of the second international workshop of the DEMA project, held online on 18 December 2020. For this workshop, participants from various fields, including media history, art history, musicology, history of science, sensorial ethnography, contemporary composition and sound art were invited to share experiences on how to perform historical re-enactments and how experimental research can serve or operate in artistic practice.
23 May 2021
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In September 2019, C²DH launches the DEMA project which will provide a systematic reflection on the methodological underpinnings of experimental media archaeology as a practical and sensorial approach to media historiography.
2 May 2019