The Scene Machine Live

Attribution Share Alike - Images for the Future The Scene Machine Live (TSML) is an interactive installation that presents the public with an accessible way into the EYE film collection.

Making available and target groups

The archives of Sound and Vision, EYE, and the National Archive store an enormous amount of interesting, moving, historical, important, rare, and unknown material. Our national audiovisual heritage is contained by kilometers of storing shelves, bunkers, cellars, and safes. When a large part of these archives is digitized, these visual historical gems will be released. They will be given a new life, as educational material, as input for television programs, as web applications, as games, or as en (...)


Attribution - During a period of seven years, 137.200 hours of video, 22.510 hours of film, 123.900 hours of audio, and 2.9 million photos from the archives involved will be restored, preserved, and digitized.

Copyright arrangements

Images for the Future wants to sufficiently collect and record intellectual property rights information, so that a lack in copyright information does not become an obstruction in disclosing and exploiting the material. The project aims to clear as much content as possible, by closing window agreements with copyright holders or their representatives. Content that has spent years collecting dust will again be released into the market. For copyrights this means the project has to think deeply about (...)

Restoring and Preserving

 - A significant share of the hundreds and thousands of hours of film, audio, and video material, as well as the millions of photos that lay stocked in the archives, has to be guarded against perman (...)

Peter Kaufman: The Economics of Film and Video Distribution in the Digital Age

 - In the opening keynote for ‘Economies of the Commons’, Peter Kaufman put forth one of the main concerns which will be addressed throughout the congress.