Calendar of Events

past events

Spring Conference: Cinemetrics Across Borders
April 30-May 1, 2015

The Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society and the Film Studies Center hosted the International Conference “Cinemetrics Across Borders” at the University of Chicago, which brought together filmmakers and scholars from around the world.

Humanities Day October 18, 2014
Yuri Tsivian
What Makes Them Run, What Slows Them Down: Cinemetrics Looks at Film History and Culture

Nowadays, as filmmaking goes digital, so do film studies. This presentation featured “Cinemetrics,” an online addition to the traditional toolkit of film studies. Some films are slow and pensive; some are fast and furious; some start slowly and run amuck after a while. Much of it depends on film cutting: some movies or sequences are “cuttier” than others. Cinemetrics is a speedometer of cutting; how it works and why we need it is what this presentation is about.

A Numerate Film History? Cinemetrics Looks at Griffith, Sennett and Chaplin (1909-1917)
March 1, 2014 Cinemetrics Conference 
(Watch Conference Video)
This one-day conference examined the possible promises—or traps—that emerge as a result of the encounter between century-old films and computational statistics. More details >>

upcoming events