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dc.contributor.advisorLizardi, Ryan; Thesis Advisor
dc.contributor.advisorStam, Kathryn; Second Reader
dc.contributor.authorDanielle, Pastore
dc.date.accessioned2021-06-29T17:16:24Z
dc.date.available2021-06-29T17:16:24Z
dc.date.issued2021-04
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12648/1784
dc.description.abstractMemory, especially at a young age, is unstable. Memories can easily be remapped and misremembered. Generally, memory retention follows a predictable pattern, known as the reminiscence bump, and memory retention reaches its peak around twenty years old. While memory retention does increase exponentially as a child ages, there is a tendency for early childhood memories to vanish - a phenomenon known formally as childhood amnesia. Photographs and videos can act as memory aids to assist recall, but can lead to misremembering. People also view photographs and videos (especially physical versions such as photo albums) as memory storage devices, and often experience a great deal of nostalgia when flipping through and reminiscing. However, just as society experienced a shift from analogue to digital film and video, users shifted their intentions of photography from memory to communication. To further explore these topics I performed extensive autoethnographic research. In the hopes of shedding light on lost or forgotten memories and to better understand personal nostalgia, I had twenty-eight rolls of undeveloped childhood film developed, which I then personally scanned. Additionally, I digitally transferred and watched eighty-six never-before-seen childhood home video cassettes. Using both written, photo, and video footage-based context clues, I assembled a video timeline to represent my lost memories. Video Link: https://youtu.be/7OCfjgm1YkUen_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.subjectMemoryen_US
dc.subjectNostalgiaen_US
dc.subjectChildhood Amnesiaen_US
dc.subjectChildhooden_US
dc.subjectFound Filmen_US
dc.subjectFound Videoen_US
dc.subjectPhotographyen_US
dc.subjectFilm Photographyen_US
dc.subjectAnalogueen_US
dc.subjectAutoethnographyen_US
dc.subjectAutoethnographic Researchen_US
dc.relation.youtubehttps://youtu.be/7OCfjgm1YkUen_US
dc.titleLost Memories: Exploring Childhood Amnesia and Nostalgia Through Autoethnographic Researchen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.versionNAen_US
refterms.dateFOA2021-06-29T17:16:24Z
dc.description.institutionSUNY Polytechnic Instituteen_US
dc.description.departmentInformation Design and Technologyen_US
dc.description.degreelevelMSen_US


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