Radio Interview on Technostalgia

Last week, I was interviewed on Austrian radio to reflect on the topic of ‘technostalgia’: the revival of analogue technologies in the digital age. The weekly radio show on computer and technology called Matrix was aired on Sunday 8 January…

Exhibition 'A century of home cinema: from projector to smartphone’ (visual report)

27 May-30 October, 2016Limburgs Museum, Venlo From the first home movies to vlogs on YouTube: since the advent of portable movie cameras (from 1910 onwards) people have tended to film the first steps and stumbles of a baby, parties, holidays…

Exhibition 'Homeless Movies' (visual report)

26 June-15 January, 2016House of Alijn, Museum of Everyday Life, Ghent, Belgium EXPO: JASPER RIGOLE The museum exhibition Homeless Moviesat the House of Alijn, Museum of Everyday Life in Ghent (Belgium) brings an ode to home movies, once recorded in a private family sphere meant to…

Exhibitions updates

From May 27 till October 30, 2016 the Limburgs Museum in Venlo organizes the exhibition: ‘A century of home cinema‘, which is one of the two exhibitions on ‘home movies’ resulting from the research project Changing Platforms of Ritualized Memory Practices:…

Exhibition ‘Homeless Movies’ in Ghent

Homeless Movies 26 June-15 January, 2016House of Alijn, Museum of Everyday Life, Ghent, Belgium HOMELESS MOVIES brings an ode to home movies, once recorded in a private family sphere meant to built a family memory. Both inside and outside of museum House of…

Exhibition ‘A century of home cinema: from projector to smartphone’ in Venlo

27 May-30 October, 2016 Limburgs Museum, Venlo From the first home movies to vlogs on YouTube: since the advent of portable movie cameras (from 1910 onwards) people have tended to film the first steps and stumbles of a baby, parties,…

Upcoming: two exhibitions on ‘home movies’

This year, two museum exhibitions will be organized around the theme of ‘home movies’ in the Netherlands and Belgium. From May 27 till October 30, 2016 the Limburgs Museum, based in Venlo, organizes an exhibition on a century of ‘home cinema:…

Found: unique Kodacolor home movie from 1929

Film historian Louis Pelletier has found a rare Quebec home movie from 1929. The film, which Pelletier bought on a flea market in 2014 for $25, could actually be one of the earliest home movies in colour (Kodacolor) ever made….

Exposing the Film Apparatus

International seminar to celebrate the launch of Exposing the Film Apparatus – The Film Archive as a Research Laboratory. Edited by Giovanna Fossati and Annie van den Oever, this volume offers a range of essays on historical and contemporary film apparatus…

Hands On History: Exploring New Methodologies for Media History Research

8-10 February 2016 Geological Society, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1J 0BD “Media Scholars and Amateurs of All Countries and Disciplines, Hands-on!” * Recent years have witnessed a growing turn to experimental historical research in the history of media technologies. In addition…