Derrick De Kerckhove - Il futuro della memoria
Author: Derrick De Kerckhove
Title: Il futuro della memoria
Book series: Irruzioni
The history of memory starts with Plato, talking about the invention of writing as source of illiteracy: humans, relying on memory in written things, forget to remember them. Perhaps, sharing individual traces of knowledge, stories, myths and other fictions, might let the scientific, political, economic and social heritage increase faster. Between these two argumentative poles, it moves the reflection of De Kerchkove, analysing the movements of our memory in the digital age, time period in which increases the inclination to put the contents of our experiences on databanks, moving texts, readings, images and videos on the web, trying to free our mind as much as possible and reuse it towards new directions.
Derrick de Kerckhove
Belgian naturalized Canadian sociologist, from 1983 to 2008 he directed the McLuhan Program in Culture & Technology in Toronto. Scientific counselor of the TuttiMedia observatory, director of Media Duemila, creator of Atelier di Intelligenza Connettiva, he teaches at Università Federico II in Naples. He has been among the first people to combine digital media analysis and neurosciences, showing how technologies change the ways of thinking and listening. Castelvecchi already published his book La rete ci renderà stupidi? (2016).
What are the consequences of electronic evolution? First, the migration of the mind from head to screen: we are continuously holding our smartphone exchanging contents. Then, we have the migration of knowledge from screen to net and, finally, the migration of memory from mind to databanks.