Nature on Screen is centred on Fred Jüssi’s unique perceptions of nature and their mediation in the film The Beauty of Being.
The current study materials have been created by the University of Tartu’s transmedial research group, which functions under the state rubric of cultural semiotics deemed as research of national importance, and began with the scientific project: Kultuur kui haridus: transmeedialisus ja digitaalsus kultuurilises autokommunikatsioonis (“Culture as Education: Transmediality and Digitality in Cultural Autocommunication”). Our objective is to develop a methodology uniting transmedial studies and semiotics which creates study materials useful in general education and schools. Earlier we have created three learning environments: “Literature on Screen”, which centred on Andrus Kivirähk’s novel The Old Barny and its film adaption November; “History on Screen”, which centred on the literary trilogy of Leelo Tungla and their film adaptation The Little Comrade; and “Identity on Screen”, which centred on A.H. Tammsaare’s Truth and Justice and used it to discuss notions of identity and self-understanding from the perspectives of social relations, national belonging, and the living environment, respectively.
The main members of the transmedial research group are Alexandr Fadejev, Alexandra Milyakina, Maarja Ojamaa, Tatjana Pilipoveca, Merit Rickberg and Peeter Torop.
Content creation: Alexandr Fadejev, Lona Päll, Merit Rickberg, Siiri Tarrikas ja Henry Timusk.
Translation: Erik Kõvamees ja Alexandra Milyakina
Design and technical support: Redwall OÜ.
Eesti Filmi Instituut
Masha Kanatova and Opsti OÜ