This site is dedicated to The Media Ecology Project (MEP),  a digital resource at Dartmouth that will facilitate the awareness of and critical study of Media Ecology:  the dynamic ecology of historical media in relation to the public sphere and public memory.

The Media Ecology Project provides online access to primary moving image research materials, and engages dynamic new forms of scholarly production and online publishing.

We are working to connect archives of historical media to researchers in Film and Media Studies and related fields and disciplines, extending into the undergraduate classroom.  We promote close textual studies of the subject matter, production, reception, and representational practices of media, in relation to research within and across the collections of participating archives.

We intend MEP to support and advocate the essential work of media archives.

Recent Posts

Kodak Movie Film Gets a Reprieve (Media Archive News, from WSJ)

The Wall Street Journal has reported important news regarding a reprieve for the production of motion picture film by the historic Eastman Kodak Co, announced by Kodak’s new chief executive, Jeff Clarke:

“Mr. Clarke originally had hoped that a group of studios, producers and filmmakers would invest directly in Kodak’s film-manufacturing plant, as a joint venture. But that proposal fell flat earlier this summer. A subsequent effort to solicit long-term orders from studios gained traction when several prominent filmmakers joined Kodak’s cause, according to people involved in the discussions.

Among the big name directors who lobbied the heads of studios to help find a solution were Quentin Tarantino, Christopher Nolan, Judd Apatow, and J.J. Abrams, who is currently shooting Star Wars Episode VII on film.”

Wall Street Journal graphic

Wall Street Journal graphic

Here is the full story from The Wall Street Journal.

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