Saturday, September 25, 2010

Imagining Social Networking Media in 1667 (Silly Historical Video)

Saturday, September 25, 2010

This one is very short but sweet, and features both the subject of Johannes Vermeer's Girl with a Pearl Earring and our favorite Restoration diarist Samuel Pepys. Produced by a firm of British attorneys who specialize in protecting intellectual property, this quick film is one of a series highlighting the "potential of your imagination to change our world." That's a grand goal, but we liked this video because it made us laugh. Be sure to pause to read the other Tweets that Sam is receiving from other 17th century friends like John Evelyn. 

Here's a background blog about making the film, including the costuming and casting: clearly fellow history-nerds at work!


P. M. Doolan said...


Richard Foster said...

Very witty. I have a granddaughter exactly like this, always texting.

Heather Carroll said...

Love it!

Lexi Best said...

I stayed at a house a few years back, known in the village as the Pepys House. Not after Samuel but his cousin Catherine, who ran the school house. You could still see beams from Tudor times and evidence of the old daub and wattle walls. Somewhere I have some pixels of it!

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