Research project SEMIA receives NWO grant

The research project The Sensory Moving Image Archive (SEMIA). Boosting Creative Reuse for Artistic Practice and Research is one of the seven projects that will receive funding by the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO) within the research program Smart Culture – Arts and Culture. SEMIA aims to develop a search method that allows artists and researchers to search digitized heritage collections based on their visual characteristics such as light and color, shape or movement. The project’s objective is to establish a set of tools that is needed for the sensory exploration of moving images and it aims to provide a boost to the practice of users who seek to creatively repurpose collections.

Main-applicant is Giovanna Fossati, Professor of Film Heritage and Digital Film Culture at the University of Amsterdam (ASCA) and Chief Curator at EYE. Co-applicants are dr. Eef Masson of the University of Amsterdam (ASCA) and dr. Harry van Vliet of the Research Group Crossmedia of the University of Amsterdam of Applied Sciences.