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The technology of collective memory and the normativity of truth

The technology of collective memory and the normativity of truth
The technology of collective memory and the normativity of truth
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.
memory, representation, recollection, lifelogging, truth, prosthetic memory, sensecam, memories for life, privacy, social networking, sousveillance
978-94-007-7761-3
1879-7202
15
279-290
Springer
O'Hara, Kieron
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Michelfelder, Diane
McCarthy, Natasha
Goldberg, David
O'Hara, Kieron
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Michelfelder, Diane
McCarthy, Natasha
Goldberg, David

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. (Philosophy of Engineering and Technology, , (doi:10.1007/978-94-007-7762-0_22), 15) Berlin, DE. Springer, pp. 279-290. (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.

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Published date: 12 November 2013
Additional Information: Chapter: 18
Keywords: memory, representation, recollection, lifelogging, truth, prosthetic memory, sensecam, memories for life, privacy, social networking, sousveillance
Organisations: Web & Internet Science

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Local EPrints ID: 273105
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/273105
ISBN: 978-94-007-7761-3
ISSN: 1879-7202
PURE UUID: f0d474be-5c69-461a-a2f7-1930c763332a
ORCID for Kieron O'Hara: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-9051-4456

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Date deposited: 16 Jan 2012 12:09
Last modified: 02 Apr 2020 00:27

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