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Thinkering

19 October 2017

written by :
Andreas Fickers

VIEW Journal Call for Papers on "Using Television’s Material Heritage"

The medium of television is responsible for a huge accumulation of redundant objects: old TV sets and VTRs (and the tables to put them on), superseded production equipment and software, videotape and film that is no longer useable. This raises various questions, from practical to historiographical and methodological ones.
Thinkering
Video games as a real object of study: Some lessons from the Gamescom Congress 2017

29 August 2017

written by :
Fabio Spirinelli

Video games as a real object of study: Some lessons from the Gamescom Congress 2017

Can video games be a serious research topic or are they only entertainment products? At the Gamescom Congress in Cologne, a series of talks and panel discussions were dedicated to video games from many different perspectives. In this blogpost, I will discuss some of them illustrating that video games can and should be taken seriously.
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Glanz und Elend der Kunstkopf-Stereophonie

6 July 2017

written by :
Stefan Krebs, Andreas Fickers

Glanz und Elend der Kunstkopf-Stereophonie

“Glanz und Elend der Kunstkopf-Stereophonie” – A radio play from Stefan Krebs, with Hans Peter Hallwachs as Kunstkopf; Stephan Wurfbaum as journalist and Andreas Fickers as media archaeologist; Research, script and mise-en-scène: Stefan Krebs; Sound: Christian Schimmöller; Producer: Werner Bleisteiner; Historical and technical advisors: Günther Hess and Stephan Peus. A production of the Centre for Contemporary and Digital History of the University of Luxembourg in cooperation with Bavarian Broadcasting and the EU-research project ORPHEUS, 2017.
Thinkering
360 view of Studio 9

29 June 2017

written by :
Stefan Krebs

Listening to the past - with two ears

Within the framework of the research project "Failure and Success of Dummy Head Stereo: An innovation history of 3D listening", Stefan Krebs and Andreas Fickers produced a binaural radio play about the history of binaural stereo.
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ForumZ Storytelling

15 May 2017

written by :
Elena Danescu

The future of storytelling in history

The third ForumZ focused on the future of storytelling and explored how the emergence of the digital era affected the age-old art of telling tales.
Thinkering
The Historical and Cultural Dynamics of Home Movies

10 May 2017

written by :
Tim van der Heijden

The Historical and Cultural Dynamics of Home Movies

In the course of the twentieth century, various generations have documented and materialized their family memories on film, video and digital media. But how have these changes in technologies of memory shaped new forms of recording and screening as family memory practices?
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1968 in the Media / Media Studies Commission Seminar, Paris

8 May 2017

written by :
Richard Legay

1968 in the Media / Media Studies Commission Seminar, Paris

Members of the C²DH team assisted to the international seminar organised in Paris by the Media Commission of the FIAT/IFTA on Monday 20th March 2017 in collaboration with INA and EUscreen.
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Radio Luxembourg: The Virtual Exhibition

27 April 2017

written by :
Benjamin Zenner

Radio Luxembourg: The Virtual Exhibition

The virtual exhibition of the history of Radio Luxembourg / RTL is the result of a research seminar at the University of Luxembourg, curated by students of the Master in Contemporary European History under the supervision of Prof. Andreas Fickers.
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The Amateur Film Dispositif: A Media Archaeological Experiment

27 June 2014

written by :
Tim van der Heijden, Andreas Fickers

The Amateur Film Dispositif: A Media Archaeological Experiment

'Staging the Amateur Film Dispositif' is a media archaeological experiment performed on March 31, 2014 at the 9th International Orphan Film Symposium at the EYE Film Institute Amsterdam. In three tableaux we explored how past media usages of film, video and digital media have altered the practices of home movie staging.