Tag: nostalgia

Oops, I Swiped My Book: Nostalgia and Finitude in Digital Media

Can a book really tell us about our changing attitudes towards knowledge? Can a page-flip user interface really shed light on ways of being in the world? The answers to these questions are not governed by destiny, but by your emergent responses.


Mediating the Past: Mad Men’s Sophisticated Weekly Get Together

While this media surge contributed to this season’s premiere becoming Mad Men’s highest rated episode ever, ratings are not really the point. Mad Men sustains AMC’s brand, providing a specific and prestigious visibility that extends beyond those who actually watch. Mad Men also offers viewers the opportunity to feel simultaneously nostalgic for and superior to a version of an earlier era, achieving a “sophisticated weekly get together of the people we dig and who dig us.”