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Film as Data: A Note on Behavioral Science and the Moving Image Seminar

Professor Vinzenz Hediger
20 October 2020

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Film Seminar - Professor Vinzenz Hediger

Film as Data: A Note on Behavioral Science and the Moving Image

This contribution looks at the use of film in the study of human and animal behaviour in mid-20th century ethology. Based on a discussion of the „Human Ethology Film Archive“, a 600 hour collection of observations of patterns of human behaviour based on five long-term studies conducted by German biologist Irenäus Eibl-Eibesfeldt and his team between 1966 and 2007, I will argue that film not only records and documents, but constitutes behaviour as an object of knowledge.

Vinzenz Hediger is Professor of Cinema Studies at the Goethe University, Frankfurt and the Director of the Graduiertenkolleg "Configurations of Film". He is a co-founder of NECS - European Networks for Cinema and Media Studiesand the founding editor of the Zeitschrift für Medienwissenschaft (Journal for Media Studies). He is a principal investigator of the Research Center "Normative Orders" at Goethe University and a member of the Academy of Sciences and Literature Mainz. His research concerns the aesthetics of film within the larger framework of a history of risk and uncertainty in modernity.

Please register using Eventbrite and you will then be sent a Outlook meeting request which will include the link to the seminar. Please note the seminar will take place online using Microsoft Teams. The deadline for registering for this event is 13:00 on the day of the seminar (20/10/2020).

Film as Data: A Note on Behavioral Science and the Moving Image' - Professor Vinzenz Hediger

Speaker information

Professor Vinzenz Hediger , Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main. Professor of film studies

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