NICE News: We Are Torn Between A Nostalgia For The Familiar As A Man Interviews Himself

We head into the future to 2019 to witness as a man interviews himself and the effect of Upside Down Creative Media’s forthcoming success. ‘Nice News’ reporter, Bobby Jay, sits down with Robby Moccio, co-founder of UDCM, to find out what makes UDCM what it is.

You are probably wondering how to define nostalgic. Here is a long definition of nostalgic.

Nostalgia is a sentimentality for the past, typically for a period or place with happy personal associations. The word nostalgia is learned formation of a Greek compound, consisting of νόστος (nóstos), meaning “homecoming”, a Homeric word, and ἄλγος (álgos), meaning “pain, ache”, and was coined by a 17th-century medical student to describe the anxieties displayed by Swiss mercenaries fighting away from home. Described as a medical condition—a form of melancholy—in the Early Modern period, it became an important trope in Romanticism.

Nostalgia can refer to a general interest in the past, its personalities, and events, especially the “good old days” from earlier in one’s life.

The scientific literature on nostalgia usually refers to nostalgia regarding the personal life and has mainly studied the effects of nostalgia induced during the studies. Smell and touch are strong evokers of nostalgia due to the processing of these stimuli first passing through the amygdala, the emotional seat of the brain. These recollections of one’s past are usually important events, people one cares about, and places where one has spent time. Music and weather can also be strong triggers of nostalgia. Nostalgic preferences, the belief that the past was better than is the present, has been linked to biases in memory.

Written By: Robby Moccio
Edited By: Marshall Malone
Sound Design: Marshall Malone

Ultimately, we are torn between a nostalgia for the familiar.

This Vice News parody was shot with a Samsung Galaxy Note S4.

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