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Nostalgia in the Age of Escapism

Past Futures: Nostalgia in the Age of Escapism from Asher Isbrucker on Vimeo.

An online collection of old home movies begs the question: can you be nostalgic for other people's memories? This video explores that question, among others pertaining to the nature of nostalgia in this digital day and age.

Online collection of home movies: https://archive.org/details/prelinger


Saga of the Happy Wanderers: https://archive.org/details/Sagaofth1957


Music by:
Chris Zabriskie (http://chriszabriskie.com/

Dana Boulé (https://www.danaboule.com/


I'm grateful for musicians like them who make their wonderful work free for people like me to use in our projects.

Further reading:

Retromania: Pop Culture's Addiction to Its Own Past by Simon Reynolds
The Future of Nostalgia by Svetlana Boym
The Past is a Foreign Country by David Lowenthal

VHS effects provided by Free Stock Footage Archive and Christopher Huppertz. VHS sfx provided by nicStage. All used under a Creative Commons license.

For more about me and my projects, check out my website: www.asherkaye.com

Bom fim-de-semana.

Between 1945 and 1962, the United States conducted 210 atmospheric nuclear bomb tests. For each of those tests, the government used multiple cameras filming at 2,400 frames per second to document things. Over 700 of the films have been declassified so far, and they’re currently being uploaded to YouTube.

The videos are being uploaded by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory of Livermore, California, which conducted the original nuke tests. Researchers and film experts are going through the roughly 10,000 films that were previously classified and stored around the country in high-security vaults.

So far 6,000 have been found, 4,000 have been scanned, and 750 have been declassified.

Since the film reels weren’t stored properly, they’re in the process of decomposing and losing their images, so a team is working to digitize and preserve the data so that the footage is preserved for the future.

64 of the nuclear bomb explosion videos can now be found through Livermore’s YouTube account, and some of the footage is awe-inspiring and terrifying:

The tests in these videos were all done after the U.S. dropped atomic bombs on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945.

Preserving this footage for posterity is important due to the fact that the United States no longer conducts nuclear weapons testing, but instead uses old testing data and new computer modeling for research.

You can find the entire collection of videos over on the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory YouTube channel.

 

From PetaPixel.

MTV explica a Internet nos anos noventa

From The Next Web:

Way back in the mid-90s, MTV was breaking their head about this weird new technology that was taking the world by storm — the Internet.

It’s hard to believe, but there was a time when people were still writing about the internet with a capital I, while using terms like ‘cybervoyagers’.

In 1995, they decided it was time to let their audience in on this hidden secret — and what better way to do it than by opening a can of celebrities?

Michael Jackson, David Bowie, Sandra Bullock, Ozzy Osbourne, Moby and — yes — Coolio, they’re all here for this amazing piece of nostalgia.

The Old New World

"The Old New World" (Photo-based animation project) from seccovan on Vimeo.

"The Old New World" is a Photo-based animation project.
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It's a travel back in time with a little steampunk time machine.
The main part of this video was made with Camera projection based on photos.
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Source photos by www.shorpy.com
Music: Al Bowlly - "Guilty"
Still frames and illustrations: http://www.behance.net/gallery/35310703/The-Old-New-World-Photo-based-animation-project

V E Day in London 1945

V E Day began with Mr Churchill's broadcast officially announcing the end of war in Europe. Londoners took to the streets in celebrations which continued for nearly two days. Outside Buckingham Palace the crowds chanted 'we want the King' and were rewarded by the Royal Family appearing on the balcony. At nine o'clock in the evening the King broadcast to Britain and the Commonwealth.

German Atrocities.

English MP Mrs. Mavis Tate shows proof of the holocaust with shots from her visit to a German concentratino camp. Taken from the original 1945 British Pathe newsreel "German Atrocities - Proof". This Pathe newsreel showed the world at the time what atrocities had been committed. The MP, Mavis Tate describes eloquently what she saw at Buchenwald concentration camps.