In this project textual, formal and structural interactions between fundamental theology and media society will be researched. The most important facts which influence the media society of the western world are internet, multi media lifestyle and religious symbolism. This project which is carried out together with the Institute for Fundamental Theology, Graz University and Joanneum Research Graz.
The Institute for Computer Graphic and Vision mainly deals with the semi automatically retrieving of religious symbols. Religious symbols were in former times mainly used only in liturgical events. Today they are media effective prepared and presented. Examples are the presentation in TV of the war "good against bad" after 11th September or the Star Wars Trilogy. In the project a semi automatic digital film footage structuring and analysis according to religious symbols should be implemented. Joanneum Research will provide its Content Analysis Module, the search infrastructure and already existing annotation tools.