AUD $3,003,401 grant to support Cultural Analytics research

Australian Research Council has awarded the grant for AUD $3,003,401 to an international group of researchers which includes Director of Software Studies Initiative Lev Manovich.

The project investigates the navigation, editing and recombination of large-scale media bases in interactive environments for industrial application in the artistic and cultural sectors. For its industrial application it will develop a prototype for the digital presentation of ZKM's seminal new media archive and museum collection and for Museum Victoria's cultural heritage collection.

Project period: 2010-2012.

Project Chief Investigators and Partner Investigators:

Professor Jeffrey Shaw (CI)
Director, iCinema Centre, UNSW

Associate Professor Dennis Del Favero (CI)
Chair, iCinema Centre, UNSW

Emeritus Professor Neil Brown (CI)
Honorary Professorial Fellow and Co-Director, iCinema Centre, UNSW

Professor Paul Compton (CI)
Head, School of Computer Science and Engineering, UNSW

Ms Sarah Kenderdine (PI)
Special Projects, Information Multimedia and Technology, Museum Victoria

Mr Timothy Hart (PI)
Director, Information Multimedia Technology, Museum Victoria

Professor Lev Manovich (PI)
Visual Arts Department, University of California, San Diego (UCSD)

Professor Peter Weibel (PI)
Chairman and CEO, ZKM Centre for Art and Media, Karlsruhe

Professor Horus Ip (PI)
Chair Professor of Computer Science, City University of Hong Kong

Emeritus Professor Lewis Lancaster (PI)
Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures UC Berkley,

Industry Partners
Museum Victoria, ZKM Centre for Art and Media, Australia Council for the Arts