Remixing Memory in Digital Media
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Since the advent of Photoshop, digital remixing has introduced the practice (and acceptance) of unlimited copying, which brings into question the legitimacy of authorship and an ongoing issue of memory. As Galloway proposes a notion of machines remembering in ways that are not affected by ‘the imprecision of human (social/cultural) memory’ (Galloway, 2003), then remembering processes employed by machines are not unlike the synthesis of manipulation located at the core of postmodern culture throughout the late twentieth century. To use such practice in context of documentation brings into question the validity of history and the memorialised past that further poses a larger issue: which version of the past are we articulating?
KeywordsFalse Memory Human Memory Digital Medium Collective Memory Digital Archive
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