Captain America: Civil War: B.A.R.F. (Binarily Augmented Retro Framing)

Publication Date
April 18 2016
Robert Downey Jr. (contributor)
Anthony Russo (creator)
Joe Russo (creator)
Christopher Markus (contributor)
Stephen McFeely (contributor)
Media Type
Feature Film
Persuasive Intent
In the film Captain America: Civil War, Tony Stark introduces a device called B.A.R.F. (Binarily Augmented Retro Framing) which can be fit into a pair of glasses.  The device then “hijacks the hippocampus” to not only capture and project memories, but alter them to the user’s pleasure. Tony specifically uses the device to re-experience and change his last interaction with his parents before their unexpected death. B.A.R.F. essentially re-creates a traumatic memory from one's past and offers the chance to experience closure.
HCI Platform
Discursive Type
Objects Of Allusions
Location on Body

How to cite this entry
Anthony Russo, Joe Russo. (April 18 2016). "Captain America: Civil War: B.A.R.F. (Binarily Augmented Retro Framing)". Captain America: Civil War. Marvel Studios. Fabric of Digital Life.