Digital Memories


This inter- and multi-disciplinary project aims to examine, explore and critically engage with the issues created by the massive exploitation of digital technologies for inter-human communication and examine how online users form, archive and de-/code their memories in cybermedia environment. In particular the project will encourage equally theoretical and practical debates which surround the cultural contexts of memory co-/production, re-/mediation, dissemination, personal/mass interpretation and preservation.

The project will engage with a number of core themes;

1. Digital Personal and Community Memory
2. Externalization and Mediation of Memories
3. Memory and Inter-Culturalism
4. Emergent Technologies and Systems for Capturing the Private Memories
5. Archiving and Dissemination of Community Memory Data
6. Uses of New Media for Production of Historical Knowledge
7. Old Media Archives – New Exploitations
8. Specific Research on Community Memory

Related themes will also be identified for development and exploration. Out of our deliberations it is anticipated that a series of related cross context research projects will develop.