Category Archives: Reclaim Video

A Short, Imperfect History of 80s Media Culture as Told by 3 C.H.U.D. VHS Tapes

Some might ask, “Why buy 3 different versions of C.H.U.D. on VHS? Isn’t that overkill?” The short answer is “Yes,” but the longer answer is and “Why the hell do you care? Are you some kind of minimalist, or worse … Continue reading

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Reclaim Video and VHStival: a Match Made in 80s Heaven

At the end of August Miles, Tim, and I went down to the Video Vortex in Raleigh, North Carolina for a 3-day event VHStival, focused on all things VHS put on by Alamo Drafthouse and organized by Josh Schafer (Lunchmeat … Continue reading

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Back in the Old Dominion

It has been quite nice to be back on the ground at a Virginia public university speaking with faculty and staff about social media. I felt back in my element, as did Dr. Oblivion. #cltfsc pic.twitter.com/bcsLolVYoa — Jim Groom (@jimgroom) … Continue reading

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Naro Expanded Video

Given I will be Catching up on posts from the last month or so, it’s always best to ease back into the blogging process, so what better than starting with what might be the best video rental store I have … Continue reading

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5 Minute Tour of Reclaim HQ

? While back at Reclaim HQ I took a quick video providing a tour of the space, highlighting Reclaim Video, the burgeoning collection of 80s arcade cabinets, as well as a sneak peak at the installation we built with Ryan … Continue reading

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Reclaim Video, or #ds106flix

I am just coming off a quick, fun trip back to Virginia. I was invited to talk at Old Dominion University (I’ll say more about that in my next post) which meant I was able to sneak in some time … Continue reading

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VHS Quality Streaming at Reclaim Video

So the experiments continue at Reclaim Video with making this a fully functional, web-based VHS store. It is non-sensical, but that is kind of the point. We heard that streaming might be all the rage i the future, so we … Continue reading

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Reclaim Video: Incubating the Future of VHS

This morning Tim gave me a tour of all the work he has been doing to automate Reclaim Video over the last week or so—it is pretty impressive. The first 15 minutes of the  discussion is of my face given … Continue reading

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Reclaim the Robot

Well, if nothing else it should be clear by this point that Tim Owens and I do not play around—we are all business! Case in point, two years ago in this article in the Free Lance-Star we noted that at … Continue reading

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Be Kind, Reclaim

Meredith, Lauren, and I are gearing up for the OER19 conference in Galway in a couple of weeks, a trip we are all looking very much forward to. In fact, I have a post due quite soon for the OER19 … Continue reading

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