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

Scorsese Adds Support to Kodak Film Rescue

Screenshot 2014-08-05 00.07.15“Last week Kodak revealed that it plans to continue to manufacture film following negotiations with the major studios — and urged by film proponents such as J.J. Abrams and Chris Nolan — that are helping the iconic director to create a viable model for film production.

Said Scorsese, who chairs The Film Foundation, in a statement: ‘We have many names for what we do — cinema, movies, motion pictures. And … film. We’re called directors, but more often we’re called filmmakers. Filmmakers.’

He also warned that film remains the only proven archival medium that can last a least a century without the need to migrate to new media. Scorsese said: ‘We have to remember that film is still the best and only time-proven way to preserve movies. We have no assurance that digital information will last, but we know that film will, if properly stored and cared for. … This news is a positive step toward preserving film, the art form we love.'”

See the full story from The Hollywood Reporter.

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