Like Seen on the ScreenLike Seen on the Screen is a project in the framework of Austria's "Sparkling Science" programme. It is a collaborative effort between academics, artists and young students who will jointly research and discuss a specific body of film documents. The films under consideration all focus on Vienna and belong to the realm of "ephemeral film" (amateur film, industrial film, promotional film etc.) - a type of filmmaking which, until recently, has received little attention both in the work of archives and in film studies.
The project attempts to communicate and develop skills in the study of contemporary history and media archaeology and will also test models of democratic education. Through the access to these historical documents and the cooperation with artists and experts, students will have the possibility to encounter methods of cultural research (media studies, geography, economics and social studies) while academics will benefit from the students' media competence and spontaneous responses. The accumulated knowledge will be creatively transferred, publicly presented and applied to the contemporary city.