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Emma Smith on Forgetting in the Digital Age

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Added: 26 Jan 2016
Emma Smith talks as part of the "What does it mean to be human in the digital age?" event

In 2005, two neurologists diagnosed a new modern malaise - hyperthymestic syndrome, or the inability to forget. Emma Smith (Fellow and Tutor in English, University of Oxford) considers this as a particular problem of the internet age, and, contrary to claims that we should be preserving and archiving more and more data, makes a case for the creative possibilities of digital obsolescence.

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