[microsound-announce] New podcast: Interview with Rick Prelinger about home movies, alternative anthropology, lost landscapes and what he calls “archival anxiety syndrome”.
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Fri Aug 31 05:53:23 EDT 2012
Interview with Rick Prelinger about home movies, alternative anthropology,
lost landscapes and what he calls “archival anxiety syndrome”.
Rick Prelinger is an archivist, writer and filmmaker who lives in San
Francisco, California. Founder of the Prelinger Archives and the Prelinger
Library, and board member of the Internet Archive, Rick has spent years
rescuing, digitising and disseminating thousands of home movie reels.
Spanning the period from the first few decades of the 20th century – when
only the wealthy classes could afford the technology –, to the post-war
period in America and the proliferation of 8mm cameras, these films capture
everything from the trivialities of everyday life to the wildest
eccentricity. Through these silent testimonies of urban and human
landscapes, Prelinger advocates an unconventional reading of recent
history, which avoids unnecessary narratives and is full of surprises and
More podcasts on Rick Prelinger: http://rwm.macba.cat/en/rick_prelinger_tag
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