The safeguarding, preservation and valorisation of the cultural heritage has increasingly become associated with the process of making cultural heritage assets available online (“Towards an Integrated Approach”). The process of digitisation of cultural assets, while playing a key role in sharing knowledge, still represents a challenge for European and global heritage. Edited by Pierluigi Ercole, De Montfort University; Daniela Treveri Gennari, Oxford Brookes University; Silvia Dibeltulo, Oxford Brookes University; and Lies Van de Vijver, Ghent University.
(Film and Screen Media, University College Cork, 2016) Verhoeven, Deb
This article examines the critical role visualisation plays for digital cinema studies and proposes that cinema studies has an equally critical role to play in evaluating and developing visualisation methods. The article reflects on work undertaken in the Kinomatics Project, a multidisciplinary study that explores, analyses and visualises the industrial geometry of motion pictures and which is one of the first “big data” studies of contemporary cultural diffusion. Its examination of global film flow rests on a large dataset of showtime information comprising more than 330 million records that describe every film screening in forty-eight countries over a thirtymonth period as well as additional aggregated box-office data.