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ABBY SMITH RUMSEY at Books Inc. Mountain View

Historian Abby Smith Rumsey discusses When We Are No More: How Digital Memory Is Shaping Our Future. 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.

Event date: 
Thursday, March 3, 2016 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Books Inc.
301 Castro Street
Mountain View, CA
Books: 
When We Are No More: How Digital Memory Is Shaping Our Future Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781620408025
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Bloomsbury Press - March 1st, 2016

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