The technology of collective memory and the normativity of truth
O'Hara, Kieron (2013) The technology of collective memory and the normativity of truth. In, Michelfelder, Diane, McCarthy, Natasha and Goldberg, David (eds.) Philosophy and Engineering: Reflections on Practice, Principles and Process. Part III. Berlin, DE, Springer, 279-290. (Philosophy of Engineering and Technology, 15). (doi:10.1007/978-94-007-7762-0_22).
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Neither our evolutionary past, nor our pre-literate culture, has prepared humanity for the use of technology to provide records of the past, records which in many context become normative for memory. The demand that memory be true, rather than useful or pleasurable, has changed our social and psychological under-standing of ourselves and our fellows. The current vogue for lifelogging, and the rapid proliferation of digital memory-supporting technologies, may accelerate this change, and create dilemmas for policymakers, designers and social thinkers.
|Item Type:||Book Section|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||doi:10.1007/978-94-007-7762-0_22|
|Additional Information:||Chapter: 18|
|Keywords:||memory, representation, recollection, lifelogging, truth, prosthetic memory, sensecam, memories for life, privacy, social networking, sousveillance|
|Subjects:||B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
|Divisions :||Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering > Electronics and Computer Science > Web & Internet Science
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|Date Deposited:||16 Jan 2012 12:09|
|Last Modified:||31 Mar 2016 14:22|
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