15 minutes | Feb 14, 2017

#5 Talking Love Letters in the Digital Age with AMNH's Iris Lee

Saving love letters in the digital age can be tricky. Iris Lee, a metadata analyst at the American Museum of Natural History, came up with a clever solution for saving the text messages between her and her partner off her old cell phone. Dr. Michelle Janning, professor of sociology, and Davy Rothbart, founder and editor of FOUND Magazine, weigh in with their thoughts about how and why people save love messages. Episode transcript: https://docs.google.com/document/d/154QxtwOIHHkDCmLb8qzS1ijS2N6ZpJyKlZFWyCxRKXU/edit?usp=sharing Related Books, Articles, and Links: Dr. Michelle Janning’s upcoming book, The Stuff of Family Life: How Our Homes Reflect Our Lives published by Rowman & Littlefield: https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781442254794/The-Stuff-of-Family-Life-How-Our-Homes-Reflect-Our-Lives FOUND Magazine: http://foundmagazine.com/ FOUNDpodcast: https://www.facebook.com/FOUNDpodcast/ Cassettes from My Ex: Stories and Soundtracks of Lost Loves, by Jason Bitner, co-founder of FOUND Magazine: https://www.amazon.com/Cassette-My-Ex-Stories-Soundtracks/dp/0312565526 “Archiving Cell Phone Text Messages” by Mike Ashenfelder on the Library of Congress’ blog The Signal: https://blogs.loc.gov/thesignal/2012/04/archiving-cell-phone-text-messages/ “Total Recall: How to Back up all the text message on your iPhone” in Wired: https://www.wired.com/2013/11/backup-sms-iphone/ Music and Soundtracks: Opening and closing track: “Magic” by Otis MacDonald “Scissor Vision” by Letter Box Tools used to record this podcast: Blue Yeti microphone: www.bluemic.com/products/yeti/ Transcribe: transcribe.wreally.com/app Reaper: www.reaper.fm/
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