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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.

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