How are digital archives evoking visceral nostalgia?
3 Nov 2022
How are digital archives evoking visceral nostalgia?

Nostalgia cycles are shortening as people obsess over times barely passed via popular digital archive accounts that let them cultivate their feeds (without input from an algorithm) and bypass cultural gatekeepers. But how are these visual repositories enabling people to shape new memories as well?

Alex Payne

Alex Payne is the founder of Room Unlocked. As the face of English Rugby broadcasting and a Sky Sports presenter, Alex understands the power of fandom and influence. He founded Room Unlocked, a value exchange marketplace in which brands swap products or experiences for exposure from influential people, as a joint venture with marketing executive Tanya Hamilton-Smith in 2017.

Evan Collins

Evan Collins is an architect and co-founder ofCARI, which is based in Los Angeles. His early research into the 'Y2K aesthetic' helped lay the foundation for the many branching eras studied by CARI. He brings expertise in the fields of graphic, industrial, and interior design of the 1970s to 2000s.

Megan Carnegie

Megan Carnegie is a journalist and editor. She has written for Courier, Time Out, Guardian Weekend, Creative Review, The Telegraph, Evening Standard, and more. Outside of work, she can be found reading, running, and killing off her houseplants.