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  1. This is a Projection (2018)

    Director
    John Wood; Paul Harrison
    Subject
    Film studies; Media studies
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 0 PAL, 5 minutes), On request

    Experimental film. "This is a projection This is a projector This is a slide projector This is a slide This is a series of words This is a synopsis".

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  2. Share Remixing Digital Archives: The Victorian Meme Machine (2015)

    Subject
    History; Information technology; Media studies

    Bob Nicholson (Edge Hill University) discusses a project which he undertook in 2014 with the British Library Labs to find and revive thousands of forgotten Victorian jokes. His ‘Victorian Meme Machine’...

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  3. Humor (2015)

    aka: Humour

    Subject
    Art
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 0 NTSC, 55 minutes), €15.63

    How do artists use irony, goofiness, satire, and sarcasm in their work? Can an artwork be funny and critical at the same time? Do contemporary artists always take themselves seriously? The documentary HUMOR...

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  4. Only Joking - How Humour Makes Us Human (2007)

    Subject
    Psychology

    Audio recording of a discussion about the uniquely human capacity called humour, held at the RSA, London, on 4/7/2007. What evolutionary function does it serve? Is it a source of unity or division, sharing...

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  5. Oddit Podcast (2007)

    Subject
    Information technology

    A fortnightbly podcast compiled by the British Computer Society, giving a humorous take on ‘interesting, amusing and downright weird’ developments in IT.

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  6. To See or Not to See (1985)

    Subject
    Psychiatry; Social Studies
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 16 minutes), £14.40

    A humorous animation film about a therapist who invents spectacles to cure a patient’s inferiority complex. It shows the psychology of how defences are built up through stages of human development from...

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