Memory, Circulation and the Digital Archive
This lecture will discuss how more images, sounds, and videos are being produced in contemporary Asia than ever in the past. People with smart phones and low cost gadgets take millions of images, sounds and videos and share them with friends on networks. Our memories seem expanded exponentially, as we are now aided by digital storage on our media devices. New, digitally enabled archives of the past have burst into prominence, giving them a new life, and opening access to many.
What are the consequences of enhancing our memories with artificial, digital aids? Is memory more enhanced or fragile, a fading glow as we rush to capture everything that exists with digital cameras?
* Don’t miss the screening of ‘Masaan’ by Neeraj Ghaywan, followed by a discussion with Professor Ranjani Mazumdar on Indian cinema, Saturday 19th @7:00PM also at Hoa Sen University! To join this event, please register with Art House Cine. Find out how by clicking here!
Ravi Sundaram participates in ‘Encounter’, a lecture series which is part of a large artistic endeavour called ‘Conscious Realities’, initiated and organized by San Art in partnership with Prince Claus Fund.