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University of Richmond (Richmond, VA 23173-0001)
Lauren Tilton (Project Director: January 2018 to November 2022)
Taylor Arnold (Co Project Director: May 2018 to November 2022)

HAA-261239-18
Digital Humanities Advancement Grants
Digital Humanities

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Totals:
$99,984 (approved)
$93,091 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2018 – 4/30/2022

Distant Viewing Toolkit (DVT) for the Cultural Analysis of Moving Images

The development of an open source software library that will allow scholars, teachers, and students to analyze time-based media including films, news broadcasts, and television programs.

This project allows scholars to work with large-scale collections by building an open source software library to facilitate the algorithmic production of metadata summarizing the content (e.g., shot angle, shot length, lighting, framing, sound) of time-based media. The software allows scholars to explore media in many forms, including films, new broadcasts, and television, revealing how moving images shape cultural norms.