Seeing into Screens- Eye tracking and the moving image

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Seeing into Screens- Eye tracking and the moving image is now out through Bloomsbury.

The book is a project coming out of the Eye Tracking the Moving Image (ETMI) research group that was set up in late 2013 by Jodi Sita and Sean Redmond. Their aim was to bring together a group of researchers from different disciplines to examine gaze behaviour on screen using eye tracking. The group, mostly compromised of Melbourne based researchers in both the arts and the sciences,  grew out of a desire to foster collaborations between the arts and (neuro)sciences to explore how eye tracking could be of use to the analysis of film scholarship. This is outlined in How We Came To Eye Tracking Animation: A Cross-Disciplinary Approach to Researching the Moving Image.

This new book, Seeing into Screens, grew directly out of these collaborations and was edited by 4 members of the ETMI group; Tessa Dwyer, Claire Perkins, Sean Redmond and Jodi Sita.  In Seeing into Screens,the collection focuses on work collected from eye tracking studies while watching the big screen and is analysed to assess what viewers dwell upon as well as what areas are left untouched. The book includes chapters by Jonathan Batten & Tim J. Smith, a well-known eye tracking researcher, as well as contributions from Paul Atkinson, William Brown, Stephen Doherty & Jan-Louis Kruger, Tessa Dwyer & Claire Perkins, Wendy Fox, Lauren Henderson, Jared Orth, Pablo Romero-Fresco, Sarah Thomas, Adam Qureshi & Amy Bell,  Ann-Kristin Wallengren & Alexander Strukelj and from the founders of ETMI; Sean Redmond & Jodi Sita

In addition ETMI work has been published in a special edition of the online journal Refractory(#25, 2015), a special issue of the visual journal [In]Transition- The Poetics of Eye Tracking (2017) and also in a recently published collection Making Sense of Cinema: Empirical Studies into Film Spectators and Spectatorship (2017); Edited by CarrieLynn Reinhard and Christopher Olson.

Members of the group continue to work on cross-disciplinary projects, from examining children watching animation to experimental work with sound and movement, to the influences of subtitles and narrative. This new book is an important contribution by this group and in the field of eye tracking in general.

If you are interested in other publications directly relating to ETMI work,

Redmond, S. and Sita, J. (2018). Shaping Abstractions: Eye Tracking Experimental Film, In Seeing into Screens. Eye Tracking and the Moving Image. Edited by Tessa Dwyer, Claire Perkins, Sean Redmond, Jodi Sita. Bloomsbury 2018.

Edited collection: Seeing into Screens. Eye Tracking and the Moving Image. Edited by Tessa Dwyer, Claire Perkins, Sean Redmond, Jodi Sita. Bloomsbury 2018. ISBN: 9781501329029

Journal of Videographic Film & Moving Image Studies, The Poetics of Eye tracking: 4.3, 2017

Batty, C., Dyer, A., Perkins, C., and Sita, J. (2015). Seeing Different Worlds: Eye tracking, animation and the experience of narrative. In Making Sense of Cinema: Empirical Studies into Film Spectators and Spectatorship. Edited by CarrieLynn Reinhard and Christopher Olson. Bloomsbury Publishing.

Batty, C., Perkins, C., and Sita, J. (2015). How We Came To Eye Tracking Animation: A Cross-Disciplinary Approach to Researching the Moving Image, in the Eye-Tracking the Moving Image Special Edition, Refractory: a Journal of Entertainment Media, 25.

Redmond, S., Sita, J., Vincs, K. (2015). Our Sherlockian Eyes: the Surveillance of Vision, in the Eye-Tracking the Moving Image Special Edition, Refractory: a Journal of Entertainment Media, 25.

Online /blogs etc:
Redmond, S., Sita, J. (2013) What eye tracking tells us about the way we watch films. The Conversation. Available at: https://theconversation.com/what-eye-tracking-tells-us-about-the-way-we-watch-films-19444  (Published 5 December 2013) 6810 downloads (as of Oct 2016)

Redmond, S., Sita, J. (2013) My Sherlockian eyes: an introduction to the work of the eye tracking and moving image research group. CST Online.  Available at: http://cstonline.tv/sherlockian-eyes  (Published on Friday 12 April 2013).

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