Publication: Replicating the Kinora


20 April 2022
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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.


“This article reflects on the Kinora replica project, an interdisciplinary collaboration between the Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History (C2DH) and the Department of Engineering (DoE) of the University of Luxembourg. Combining historical inquiry with a hands-on and technical approach – involving the latest 3D modelling and desktop manufacturing engineering techniques – it provides insights into the process of making a working replica of the Kinora motion picture technology from the early 1900s.”

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