Discover the MIRL

The Moving Image Research Laboratory (MIRL) explores developments in moving image technologies
and our understanding of the moving body, through a moving image analysis lab for the comparative analysis of
moving images in several media formats, a data processing lab for the digitization of print and visual materials
from the researchers’ specific domains, and a collection of approximately 500 16mm films, ranging from
well-known directors and works to industrial, management, and educational films.

Analysis Lab

Features a Kinoton
35mm/16mm variable
speed film projector
& a Christie HD digital
video projector, which
supports analog &
digital formats.
The screening room
seats 15-20 people.

Data Lab

Features a NexScan
system, a telecine
machine for converting
16mm films to digital,
cameras, an IBM server,
& computers for
processing image,
text, & film documents.


Research into the
expanded histories
& ecologies of
moving image media
is carried out by
MIRL-affiliated researchers.