Monday, February 4, 2013

Track Changes

"Instead of retrieving memories, we may now speak of navigating memory files, concurrently changing the emphasis from static sources to mutant items and from a closed mental space to an endless, open reservoir of (private and public) dossiers. Indeed, accepting the mutability and connectivity of memory items entails we recognize the ability of the mind and our navigational instruments to change and be changed, and this in turn affects the content and status of memories. Memories are never a simple inheritance from the past; people make media to shape memories, and memories shape people to make media." -- Jose van Dijck, Mediated Memories in the Digital Age.

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