Media Memory in the Digital Age

Re-Wired: Memory in the Digital Age Video

On the 9th October 2013, the Memory Network invited Wendy Moncur, reader in Socio-Digital Interaction at the University of Dundee, Stacey Pitsillides a PhD candidate in Design at Goldsmiths working on Digital Death, and writer Adam Roberts, to discuss ‘Memory in the Digital Age’ at the Cheltenham Literature Festival. The event tackled questions about how, in an increasingly digital context, we are remembered after we die, an issue central to discussion around the European Court of Justice’s ruling earlier this month that Google can be forced to erase links to content about individuals on the Web; as this ruling illustrates, the 19th century legal concept of the ‘right to be forgotten’ takes on new meaning and relevance in relation to the digital self. In this video, our speakers explore how digital memory works, how their work tackles the questions it raises, and why this is so vital.