This workshop brought together a group of researchers in the fields of digital and computational humanities, computer vision, film, digital preservation and archives, cultural history, and creative computing, to explore together emerging computational approaches to the study of time in moving images. Over two days, we onsidered the modelling of moving images as computational artefacts, and reflected on the past, present, and future of computational moving image studies. We discussed and actively experimented with several ways of encoding the flows of moving images in time: from shot lengths measurements to high-dimensional representations, we explored computational techniques that might afford new perspectives on the constitution and analysis of cinematic time.
Participants include researchers from leading laboratories in Europe, including the Cultural Data Analytics Open Lab (CUDAN) at Tallinn University and the Cultural Analytics Lab (CANAL) at the University of Amsterdam, as well as archives and digital preservation experts from public UK institutions such as the BBC and the BFI. The workshop is hosted by the Computational Humanities Research Group in the Department of Digital Humanities at King’s College London.