Replicating the Kinora: 3D Modelling and Printing as Heuristics in Digital Media History

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentationAcademic


This presentation reflects on the Kinora replica project, an interdisciplinary collaboration between the Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History (C2DH) and the Department of Engineering (DoE) of the University of Luxembourg. Combining historical inquiry with a hands-on and technical approach -- involving the latest 3D modelling and desktop additive manufacturing engineering techniques -- it provides insights into the process of making a working replica of the Kinora motion picture technology from the early 1900s.
Period2 Jun 2021
Event titleDHBenelux 2021
Event typeConference
LocationLeiden, Netherlands


  • media history
  • Kinora
  • digital history
  • 3D modelling
  • 3D printing