Technology Mediated Memories in Networked Societies: ScanMemories, Himba Chronotopes and Wearable Absence

Andres-Clavera, Miguel. 2018. Technology Mediated Memories in Networked Societies: ScanMemories, Himba Chronotopes and Wearable Absence. Doctoral thesis, Goldsmiths, University of London [Thesis]

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Abstract or Description

Memories are the windows to the past, metaphysical relationships that are developed and
associated within the mind, preserved, and shared with others, even sent into the future.
Individuals, communities, cultures, and even countries have memories that may be dramatically
important to their very existence or simply the directions to the nearest coffee shop. As early as
language and communication, the need to save and share memories has been important, whether
to share concepts, lessons, or even simply for entertainment.

Contributions of this research are focused on the applications of technology regarding memory
and memory storage. Using an action research design, the exploration of new technologies
occurs through project designs and testing of memory technologies and how they will benefit
society in the future, from ability to preserve memories more completely, regain them, historical
value, and preservation of culture through memory sharing. Each project explores specific
applications that present new ideas on how memories influence our lives and how the future of
memories can influence new generations through technology.

This research includes the work presented in the appendix regarding the various projects and
concepts of Scan Memories, HimbaChronotopes, and Wearable Absence, with an overview of
the items covered in the chapters. Memory objects, memory spaces, digital and physical space,
interactive memory making, collective and social memory are explored in relationship to
potential real-world applications in daily living. Finally, the work concludes with how project
interrelates with the exploration into research and application of the technology, the risks, the
future, and implications.

Item Type:

Thesis (Doctoral)

Identification Number (DOI):

https://doi.org/10.25602/GOLD.00024007

Keywords:

networks, memory, memory saving, memory retrieval, datasets, mediation, social networks, scanmemories, himba, rfid, mobile

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Computing > Goldsmiths Digital Studios

Date:

30 June 2018

Item ID:

24007

Date Deposited:

13 Aug 2018 13:47

Last Modified:

10 Jun 2021 13:53

URI:

https://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/24007

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