In recent years, audiovisual content, with its growing accessibility, rich hidden meanings, and complexity in modality, became a new frontier for research in humanities and computational domains. The quest for properly and meaningfully opening up the variety of information (such as historical, social, affective, and aesthetic) available in the ever-increasing audiovisual materials requires a collective effort from both sides to co-create not only new methods but also new research questions.
This 2-day workshop, covering both the theoretical and practical aspects of processing and utilising audiovisual data, provides an entry point and a test field for researchers working on digital humanities, audiovisual content understanding, and HCI to formulate and validate new ideas.
By the end of the course, the student will be able to:
Have an overview of the methods and paradigms for using audiovisual materials for various studies
Being able to formulate research questions more comfortably to critically engage with audiovisual content as a source of information.
- Identify, apply, or develop appropriate computational methods to process and extract features from audiovisual content.
Prof. Marina Hassapopoulou, New York University
Ingrid Mason, National Film and Sound Archive of Australia
Prof. Matthias Grotkopp, Freie Universität Berlin
Prof. Mark Williams & Dr John P. Bell, Dartmouth College
Dr Luca Rossetto, University of Zurich
To access the full programme, including bios and abstract, or to apply, click here:https://www.epfl.ch/labs/emplus/workshop-beyond-search-opening-up-audiovisual-content-for-humanities-studies-25-26-september-2023/