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Saving Private Reels: Archival Practices and Digital Memories (Formerly Known as Home Movies) in the Digital Age

Susan Aasman

Susan Aasman is Associate Professor of History at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands. As a media historian and active researcher, she has written extensively about the history of amateur media and the history of documentary filmmaking. Since 2012, she has served as the chief editor for the Dutch Journal for Media History. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Amateur Filmmaking : The Home Movie, the Archive, the Web

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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... as a “ritual of domestic happiness” (Aasman 2004, 8–9; author’s translation), every family should buy and use a camera in order to celebrate family life. The mass production of such consumer technology enabled a considerable quantity of amateur...

Becoming YouTube’s Grandad: Media, Age, and Generation in a Virtual Community

Susan Aasman

Susan Aasman is Associate Professor of History at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands. As a media historian and active researcher, she has written extensively about the history of amateur media and the history of documentary filmmaking. Since 2012, she has served as the chief editor for the Dutch Journal for Media History. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Materializing Memories : Dispositifs, Generations, Amateurs

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...This contribution explores the iconic video collection of the YouTube vlogger Peter Oakley, better known as “Geriatric1927.” During a period of eight years, Oakley, born in 1927, posted more than 400 vlogs. Over the years he would receive...

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Susan Aasman is Associate Professor of History at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands. As a media historian and active researcher, she has written extensively about the history of amateur media and the history of documentary filmmaking. Since 2012, she has served as the chief editor for the Dutch Journal for Media History. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Andreas Fickers

Andreas Fickers is Professor of Contemporary and Digital History at Luxembourg University, Luxembourg. His research ranges from transnational media history to the European history of technology and theory of digital history. He is the co-editor in chief of the open access online journal VIEW – European Journal of Television History and Culture and the author, most recently, of Communicating Europe: Technologies, Information, Events (Palgrave, 2016). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Joseph Wachelder

Joseph Wachelder is Associate Professor of History at Maastricht University, the Netherlands. His research focuses on interactions between science and culture, and his wide-ranging publication history has addressed issues in higher education, the popularization of science, colour and sense experience in art and science, and educational toys and games. He has previously held positions in Gewina (the Dutch Society for the History of Medicine, Mathematics, Science and Technology) and the European Society for the History of Science (ESHS). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Materializing Memories : Dispositifs, Generations, Amateurs

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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... a constructivist, processual, or narrativist approach of generations. Susan Aasman discusses how in the case of “Geriatric1927, The Grandad of YouTube,” new media were not the privilege of youngsters. Elderly people can appropriate new technologies,...