Digital media, networks and archives reimagine and revitalize individual, social and cultural memory but they also ensnare it, bringing it under new forms of control. Understanding these paradoxical conditions of remembering and forgetting through today's technologies needs bold interdisciplinary interventions.
Digital Memory Studies seizes this challenge and pioneers an agenda that interrogates concepts, theories and histories of media and memory studies, to map a holistic vision for the study of the digital remaking of memory.
Through the lenses of connectivity, archaeology, economy, and archive, contributors illuminate the uses and abuses of the digital past via an array of media and topics, including television, videogames and social media, and memory institutions, network politics and the digital afterlife.
Digital Memory Studies: Media Pasts in Transition
1: Andrew Hoskins: The Restless Past: An Introduction to Digital Memory and Media
Section 1: Connectivity
2: Martin Pogacar: Culture of the Past: Digital Connectivity and Dispotentiated Futures
3: Amanda Lagerkvist: The Media End: Digital Afterlife Agencies and Techno-existential Closure
4: Andrew Hoskins: Memory of the Multitude: The End of Collective Memory
5: Wulf Kansteiner: The Holocaust in the 21st Century: Digital Anxiety, Cosmopolitanism on Steroids, and Never Again Genocide without Memory
Section 2: Archaeology
6: Wolfgang Ernst: Tempor(e)alities and Archive-Textures of Media-Connected Memory
7: Jussi Parikka: The Underpinning Time: From Digital Memory to Network Microtemporality
8: Timothy Barker: Television In and Out of Time
9: Matthew Allen: Memory in Technoscience: Biomedia and the Wettability of Mnemonic Relations
Section 3: Economy
10: Joanne Garde-Hansen and Gilson Schwartz: Iconomy of Memory: On Remembering as Digital, Civic and Corporate Currency
11: Anna Reading and Tanya Notley: `Globital' Memory Capital: Exploring Digital Memory Economies
Section 4: Archive
12: Michael Moss: Memory Institutions, the Archive and Digital Disruption?
13: Debra Ramsay: Tensions in the Interface: The Archive and the Digital