The article "Thinkering with the Pathé Baby: Materiality, histories and (re)use of 9.5mm film", written by DEMA researcher Tim van der Heijden in collaboration with film archivist Mirco Santi, has been published in the latest issue of NECSUS - European Journal of Media Studies.
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.
The conference 'Doing Experimental Media Archaeology: Practice & Theory' will take place from 7 to 9 September 2022 in Esch-sur-Alzette and Differdange. The programme includes an inspiring variety of presentations, hands-on demonstrations, and art installations from scholars, museum professionals, artists and more.
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.
Making and playback of a cylinder recording on the Edison 'Fireside' Phonograph (ca. 1909), demonstrated by DEMA researcher Aleksander Kolkowski at the Media Lab of the University of Luxembourg in August 2021.
First tests of an original Stentorphone sounbox which had not been used in over 100 years. The aim of these tests is to compare the performance and the sound quality between the original and the polymer replica.
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.
Sound recording made with a Wilcox-Gay 'Recordio' 1C10 portable tape and disc recorder (ca. 1950). The recording, made by sound artist Aleksander Kolkowski, is a homage to Alvin Lucier's seminal electro-acoustic composition "I am Sitting in a Room" (1969).
Media-archaeological experiments with 'Improved Phantasmagoria Lanterns' (1820-1880). Video documentation of a series of historical re-enactments, performed by Karin Bienek and Ludwig Vogl-Bienek, illuminago, Frankfurt am Main, 2020.
A report of the first international workshop that was organized within the DEMA project, held at the C2DH on 17-18 December 2019. For this workshop, specialists from the fields of media history, art history and the history of science were invited to share best practices and experiences in documenting hands-on and experimental research.
In this blog post, I present my post-doctoral research within the DEMA project in which I examine the genealogy of home cinema and amateur moviemaking as early-twentieth century practices by means of an experimental media archaeological approach.
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.
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