Dr Vejune Zemaityte is Senior Research Fellow at the ERA Chair for Cultural Data Analytics in the Baltic Film, Media and Arts School at Tallinn University, Estonia. Vejune uses computational data analysis and visualisation techniques including Social Network Analysis to study global film industries, with a primary focus on cultural and gender diversity. Her work is interdisciplinary, data-driven, and industry-facing, often performed in collaboration with external partners such as Festival de Cannes, Women in Motion, or the Australian Cinematographers Society.
With ever-increasing amounts of data available about the global film industries, how do we as researchers select the important questions to pursue and the appropriate methodologies to adopt in order to answer them? In this talk, Vejune Zemaityte draws upon her experience of working as part of multidisciplinary research groups, as well as on industry-facing research collaborations, to discuss the nature of data-driven work concerning diversity and global cinema.