"Identity on Screen" helps to discuss the notion of identity and self-knowing on the basis of the novel Truth and Justice by Anton Hansen Tammsaare, and its film adaptation by Tanel Toom and his team.
The platform is created by a transmedia research group at the Department of Semiotics of the University of Tartu. The platform is a part of the research project "Culture as education: transmediality and digitality in cultural autocommunication". Pedagogical approach lies at the intersection of cultural semiotics and transmedia research. Learning materials are targeted to high school students and are available in three languages. The first platform by the group, "Literature on Screen", explains the principles of adaptation on the basis of Andrus Kivirähk's novel "Old Barny" and its film version.
Semiotics allows studying culture in all possible forms. We believe that the stories about the past can be told in different cultural languages and from different perspectives. To make our approach more graspable for students, we have used various formats: videos, illustrations, test, tasks and theoretical introductions written in a simple language. Since cultural research is an essentially creative process, the platform offers many games and ideas for independent projects.
Madis Tüür and Allfilm
Johannes Lõhmus and Estonian Film Institute
Authors of the project belong to a transmedia research group of the University of Tartu: Aleksandr Fadeev, Alexandra Milyakina, Maarja Ojamaa, Tatjana Pilipovec, Merit Rickberg, Peeter Torop.
Illustration: Mehmet Emir Uslu and Alexandra Milyakina and Opsti OÜ
Design and technical support: Redwall OÜ