Abby Smith Rumsey: "When We Are No More: How Digital Memory is Shaping Our Future" | Talks at Google

source: Talks at Google    2016年3月28日
Abby Smith Rumsey talks on how memories shape who we are and how the digital age affects this.
WHEN WE ARE NO MORE explores the extraordinary ability of humans to accumulate and share knowledge across time and space. Rumsey shows how our personal and cultural memories are intimately intertwined; how both are shaped and sometimes controlled by political forces and economic interests; and how our digital abundance makes it harder, not easier, to secure important historical archives for future generations. She explains what each of us can do today to ensure people tomorrow will be able to access records of today. Trained at Harvard as a Russian scholar, Rumsey has worked in Soviet-era archives, spent a decade at the Library of Congress, and has consulted on digital collecting and curation, intellectual property issues, and the economics of digital information for a variety of universities and the National Science Foundation.
On behalf of Authors at Google, this talk was hosted by Boris Debic.

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