Media The Story of Memory

Retentional Finitude and Story Form

The Memory Network’s 2014 conference, ‘The Story of Memory’ was held at the University of Roehampton on the 4th and 5th September. Mark Currie, Professor of Contemporary Literature in the Department of English, Queen Mary, University of London, gave a keynote on ‘Retentional Finitude and Story Form’. This fascinating talk on memory and tense in the fictional ‘selfie’ takes in Aristotle, Augustine, Stiegler and Knausgaard.


Media Memory in the Digital Age

Memory, Prediction and the Invisible Future Video

On Saturday 5th October 2013, the Memory Network invited Jessica Bland (Nesta), Dr Kevin Fong and Entrepreneur Robert Stevens (Bunnyfoot) to discuss the role memory plays in anticipating the future as part of our series of events  at the Cheltenham Literature Festival.  In this video, our panellists discuss the changing relationship between memory and technology, the cultural function of science fiction in thinking through the future, and share their own predictions for future innovations.