Lauren Berliner: “Whatever Happened to Home Movies?”

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IAS faculty member Lauren Berliner published the article, “Whatever Happened to Home Movies? Self-representation from Family Archives to Online Algorithms,” in a special issue of Frames Cinema Journal titled “Sensing the Archive: Exploring The Digital (Im)materiality of the Moving Image Archive.”

In the article, Berliner questions what we mean when we refer to “home movies” in the age of social media. She investigates the ways in which videos representing the domestic sphere and personal and community histories circulate on video-sharing platforms and addresses how the archive of the internet is a space of continuous appropriation and inscription into consumer culture and racial capitalism.