Last week, I was interviewed by journalist Clemens Panagl for the Austrian newspaper Salzburger Nachrichten about the current ‘retor-trend’, in which Vinyl, cassette tapes, photo filter-apps with ‘nostalgic’ 1970s look have become increasingly popular. You can read the interview (in German) here: https://www.sn.at/kultur/allgemein/ein-trend-spult-die-zeit-zurueck-28301230
I am an assistant professor at the Faculty of Humanities of the Open University, the Netherlands. Between 2017-2021 I was a postdoctoral researcher within the Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History (C2DH) of the University of Luxembourg, within the research projects “Digital History and Hermeneutics” (DHH) and “Doing Experimental Media Archaeology: Practice & Theory” (DEMA). My PhD dissertation Hybrid Histories: Technologies of Memory and the Cultural Dynamics of Home Movies, 1895-2005 was written at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences of Maastricht University, the Netherlands.
amateur film, cultural memory, media history, media archaeology, early cinema, dispositif, media generations, user typologies, hybridity, materiality of media technologies, technostalgia, digital history, digital hermeneutics