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Memory and forgetting



The advantages of Amnesia

Read this article last week but did not bookmark it. Luckily it appeared again in Arts and and Letters. Pleased to place a link here for anyone who might be interested. Borges’s “Funes the Memorious” gets a mention, as does an academic paper, “Useful Void: The Art of Forgetting in the Age of Ubiquitous Computing,” cleverly seeming somewhat like the title of Benjamin’s essay, The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction.



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October 21, 2007 Posted by | Borges, Forgetting, Memory | , , | Leave a comment