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An outline for an intersectional feminist Digital Humanities

In September, Deb traveled to KU Leuven to give the opening keynote at a conference on Intersectionality in the Digital Humanities. Her focus was twofold, asking: What can we learn about intersectionality from working with our data and relatedly, What can we learn from intersectionality to understand our data better The presentation was principally concerned […]

Kinomatics Goes Global

Like the movies we study, Kinomatics has been traversing the globe lately. In May, Deb presented our most recent research that uses our “big data” set of cinema showtimes to reconceptualise film transfers between nations in terms of reciprocity rather than unilateral trade dominance. You can see the slides of Deb’s  presentation. Or you can […]

End of Year kinomatics

A capacity audience at the Deakin University Melbourne City Centre attended our end of year kinomatics symposium on December 4: Culture….Data → Meaning We would like to thank everyone who attended and participated in what proved to be a jam packed day. Speakers on the day included Colin Arrowsmith, Bronwyn Coate, Ben Eltham, Alex Gionfriddo, […]

Film Impact Rating (FIR) Generates an Impact Itself!

  In January members of the Kinomatics team (Deb, Alwyn and Bronwyn) had a research paper titled: Australian films at large: expanding the evidence about Australian cinema performance ,  published in Studies in Australasian Cinema. The paper proposes a new way to conceptualise the impact and success of film titles and unsurprisingly we’ve called the […]

The Australian Cinema Census

The Kinomatics team has been working with fliks.com.au on the recently launched online survey of Australian cinema and film watching behavior. The survey known as the ‘Cinema Census’ aims to find out how Australians are watching films and how issues like access to new technologies is changing film consumption behavior. Fliks.com.au editor Steve Newall says: […]

The Flow of Film Exhibition

There are two ways of considering the flow of film exhibition: geographically and temporally.  The following two visualisations of the film “Anna Karenina” which showed towards the end of 2012 through to mid-2013 illustrates geographic as well as temporal movement. Geographic The world map above shows the mean centre of screenings for Anna Karenina for […]