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Shake It - A Modern Polaroid Love Story

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Can you hear it? Click, whir, wait, shake - ahhhh!

Taking a Polaroid picture is a totally sensory experience. But it is more than just the sensation of a snapshot; there is something special and social about seeing, giving & receiving that white-framed photo.

Taking and sharing instant digital photos these days is second nature. But what is it about that white-framed, square pic that survives in our digital lives (hello, Instagram)? Does it make moments more special? Do the vintage-y filters make our art history? Or our history art? Why has the Polaroid design so clearly marked current digital photography apps and photography memes? This nostalgic devotion is simply amazing – and Polaroid is seeing a recent resurgence in popularity, even as a Polaroid Museum opens in Las Vegas in Spring, 2014.

Shake It - A Modern Polaroid Love Story airs Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at 9pm on OPB.

And be sure to join Oregon Art Beat's special, "Darkroom to Digital," broadcast on OPB TV October 16 at 8pm!

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