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The Resource When we are no more : how digital memory is shaping our future, Abby Smith Rumsey

When we are no more : how digital memory is shaping our future, Abby Smith Rumsey

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When we are no more : how digital memory is shaping our future
Title
When we are no more
Title remainder
how digital memory is shaping our future
Statement of responsibility
Abby Smith Rumsey
Title variation
How digital memory is shaping our future
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Examines how humanity records and passes on its culture to future generations, from the libraries of antiquity to the excess of information available in the digital age, and how ephemeral digital storage methods present a challenge for passing on current cultural memory to the future
  • "Our memory gives the human species a unique evolutionary advantage. Our stories, ideas, and innovations--in a word, our "culture"--can be recorded and passed on to future generations. Our enduring culture and restless curiosity have enabled us to invent powerful information technologies that give us invaluable perspective on our past and define our future. Today, we stand at the very edge of a vast, uncharted digital landscape, where our collective memory is stored in ephemeral bits and bytes and lives in air-conditioned server rooms. What sources will historians turn to in 100, let alone 1,000 years to understand our own time if all of our memory lives in digital codes that may no longer be decipherable? In When We Are No More Abby Smith Rumsey explores human memory from pre-history to the present to shed light on the grand challenge facing our world--the abundance of information and scarcity of human attention. Tracing the story from cuneiform tablets and papyrus scrolls, to movable type, books, and the birth of the Library of Congress, Rumsey weaves a compelling narrative that explores how humans have dealt with the problem of too much information throughout our history, and indeed how we might begin solve the same problem for our digital future. Serving as a call to consciousness, When We Are No More explains why data storage is not memory; why forgetting is the first step towards remembering; and above all, why memory is about the future, not the past. "If we're thinking 1,000 years, 3,000 years ahead in the future, we have to ask ourselves, how do we preserve all the bits that we need in order to correctly interpret the digital objects we create? We are nonchalantly throwing all of our data into what could become an information black hole without realizing it." --Vint Cerf, Chief Evangelist at Google, at a press conference in February, 2015." -- Publisher's description
Cataloging source
YDXCP
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Rumsey, Abby Smith
Dewey number
025
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
  • Z665
  • Z665
LC item number
  • .R86 2016
  • .S575 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Documentation
  • Documentation
  • Information science
  • Information science
  • Collective memory
  • Information retrieval
  • Information retrieval
  • Information retrieval
  • Documentation
  • Documentation - History
  • Information retrieval - History
  • Information science
  • Collective memory
  • Information science - History
  • Mémoire collective
  • Protection du patrimoine culturel
  • Stockage de l'information
  • Recherche documentaire
  • Archives électroniques
  • Technologies numériques
  • Histoire
  • Futur
  • Information retrieval
  • Collective memory
  • Documentation
  • Information science
  • COMPUTERS / Information Technology
  • HISTORY
  • LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Library & Information Science
  • SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Neuroscience
  • Information Retrieval
  • Kollektives Gedächtnis
  • Langzeitarchivierung
  • Digitalisierung
  • Kulturerbe
  • Menschheit
  • Zukunft
Label
When we are no more : how digital memory is shaping our future, Abby Smith Rumsey
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 181-216) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Mastering memory in the digital age
  • By memory of ourselves
  • Memory on display
  • How curiosity created culture
  • What the Greeks thought : from accounting to aesthetics
  • Where dead people talk
  • The dream of the universal library
  • Materialism : the world is very old and knows everything
  • The science of memory and the art of forgetting
  • Imagination : memory in the future tense
Control code
ocn889164325
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
229 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781620408025
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9781620408025
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781620408025
  • (OCoLC)889164325
Label
When we are no more : how digital memory is shaping our future, Abby Smith Rumsey
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 181-216) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Mastering memory in the digital age
  • By memory of ourselves
  • Memory on display
  • How curiosity created culture
  • What the Greeks thought : from accounting to aesthetics
  • Where dead people talk
  • The dream of the universal library
  • Materialism : the world is very old and knows everything
  • The science of memory and the art of forgetting
  • Imagination : memory in the future tense
Control code
ocn889164325
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
229 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781620408025
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9781620408025
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781620408025
  • (OCoLC)889164325

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