The Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision, the co-host of this year’s HCOMP conference, is the national institute for media and culture. Its collections comprise over a million hours of material ranging from radio, television, film, music, games, documentaries and web video. It offers access to its (born)digital holdings to a variety of end-users, including media professionals, researchers, creatives and the general public.
Sound and Vision LABS represent our Research & Innovation activities. On a wide range of topics, we put media innovation into practice by connecting new technologies and innovative ideas to real data (“big multimedia data”) and evaluating them in real-life use scenarios in media, cultural heritage, research, education and journalism, together with real users.
Find out about our lab projects here.
Sound and Vision is an experienced and well-known partner in European and national research projects, and an active player in international networks. Check out the projects we are currently working on:
CLARIAH is developing a digital infrastructure to link large amounts of data and software from various humanities disciplines together and make them digitally searchable. The digital infrastructure enables researchers to conduct innovative and data-intensive research.
AI4Media is a centre of excellence and a wide network of researchers across Europe and beyond, with a focus on delivering the next generation of core AI advances to serve the media sector.
Time Machine builds a large scale simulator mapping 2000 years of European History, transforming kilometres of archives and large collections from museums into a digital information system.
We welcome everyone who is interested in crowdsourcing and human computation to: