memory in a digital age

Theme Description:

We seek submissions in various forms and media formats that address the issue of memory and its permutations in a digital age. Rather than a traditional attempt to define the parameters of the topic, we offer the following more open-ended description and invite your related submissions:

Memory can involve veiling or unveiling. Where what is out of context creates other contexts, turning words and images over until they take on new roles. What’s new are the spaces between things newly brought together— It is also the oldest thing there is. Let us play among the ruins and stroll along the wandering paths. Remapping the past. It speaks, emotes, evokes. Explore the fragments and make more of them, make them something, break them down to nothing. I store my memory within and without, in stories and images, through sounds and smells and the taste of cigarettes. Meet with spirits in the fog and ghosts in the shadows, Hazy, brief, and haunting.

Potential Topics

Indexicality of memory (e.g., records, documentation)
Storing memory and redundancy with digital memory
Memory deletion and digital censorship
Memory and temporality (e.g., time travel)
Internet as a collective memory (e.g., Snapchat, Instagram, Twitter, Netflix, Hulu, Wikipedia)
Traumatic memory (e.g., Holocaust, 9/11)
Fragmented memory, random access, broken memory
Cultural memory (e.g., tradition, ritual, and national identity)
Film as oneiric
Memory and the perception of history; alternative history (e.g., teleological and topological history)
Artificial intelligence, machine learning, and technological singularity
Technological memory, false memory, and memory transfer (e.g., cyberbrain)
Commodification of memory (e.g., targeted advertisements, browsing history, digital footprint)
Spatial memory (e.g., memory palace, digital spaces)
Tactile memory, sensate and bodily memory
Mnemotechnics and cinema
Video games and memory (e.g., save points, save files)
Media archeology