Technologies of Memory: Key Issues and Critical Perspectives

Nancy VanHouse and Elizabeth Churchill (2008). "Technologies of Memory: Key Issues and Critical Perspectives." Memory Studies 1:3 pp. 295-310.


Past, present and emerging technologies of memory are important concerns for memory studies. What is remembered individually and collectively depends in part on technologies of memory and socio-technical practices, which are changing radically. We identify specific concerns about developments in digital memory capture, storage and retrieval. Decisions are being made now that may have far-reaching consequences. Systems are being designed based on models and metaphors in which human memory works much like the computer. We bring to this discussion a critical perspective from science and technology studies (STS) and a grounding in human


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