Happy Holidays from Inside the Box. For this last main feed episode of our limited-episode season, we bring you the gift of Steve Voorhees! Steve climbs back aboard the good ship ITB to discuss with Jonathan Universal Music’s latest efforts to recontextualize classic holiday recordings with newly produced animated music videos.
This week Jonathan switches from TV and memory to social media and memory. He takes you through some core ideas about collective memory and how they connect to social media. He also explains a few different ways younger people think about the idea of social media as memory machines.
Episode 94: Sticking with the Stars You Know: Memory Bubbles, Persistent Nostalgia, and Dead Celebrities
This week Jonathan works through some ideas relating to the potential for “time travel” through the ability to live within memory bubbles thanks to curated content, persistent nostalgia thanks to certain business strategies, and the unexpected staying power of dead celebrities thanks to new fan work and the use of CGI.
This week Jonathan sits down with Rowan’s Dr. Emil Steiner to discuss his research on binge watching and how it connects to sports documentaries. If you’ve already listened to our episode (Ep. 90) on sports documentaries and nostalgia with Dr. Branden Buehler, then this will be the perfect companion episode. If you haven’t, that’s ok too since this is an excellent standalone episode and conversation about sports documentaries, sports fandom, why we watch what we watch the way that we watch it 😉 and also a little insight into how biography influences scholarship.
This week Jonathan sits down with Seton Hall’s Dr. Branden Buehler to discuss the recent spate of sports documentaries and where these films intersect and engage with nostalgia. We make connections back to my discussion with Travis Vogan and talk through the wider definition of the term “documentary” that many may not be familiar with.