The Nostalgia Project


Nostalgia Project


The Nostalgia Project  is in a collaborative work between musicians, artists, computer scientists, and the general public. It draws upon web-based photo sharing, text messaging, and musical performance to explore the notion of nostalgia, merging the visual image with music both responding to and affecting the other. 
Collaborators
  • Peter Ferry, Eastman School of Music
  • Matthew Evans, Eastman School of Music
  • Susan Lakin, School of Photography, Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Anna Clem, School of Photography, Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Kimberly Sing, School of Photography, Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Mitchell De Marco, Dept of Computer Science, Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Yuqiong Wang, College of Computing and Information Sciences, Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Publications

  • Ferry, P., Geigel, J., and Lakin, S. 2014., “The nostalgia project.” In Intelligent Technologies for Interactive Entertainment, D. Reidsma, I. Choi, and R. Bargar, Eds., vol. 136 of Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering. Springer International Publishing, pp. 128–131.

  • Lakin, S. Ferry, P., and Geigel, J.. 2014. “Please take this Moment to Turn ON all Cell Phones: A live musical performance connecting photography and music”, Society for Photographic Education 2014 Conference (SPE 2014), Baltimore, MD, March 6-9, 2014.
  • Links


  • Youtube description of the project
  • Video recording of perfomance given at Imagine RIT 2012