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Eddie Lohmeyer

Archive.org Resource

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I thought I would share the affordances of using archive.org as to add to our on-going resource pool. Basically, for those unfamiliar, archive.org is one, big gaint internet database of cultural artifacts in the form of archived webpages, texts, video, photographs, audio recordings, and older software. It is great for those teaching media theory/history classes simply because you can draw upon examples to show the class. It is also great for those who have taught or are going to teach production courses, especially if you want to appropriate "found" video or sound for a project. Videos can be downloaded as mp4s and audio as mp3s which is super convenient. I should add, it is also great for research too, especially if you are trying to track down visual evidence.