Memobilia: The Mobile Phone and the Emergence of Wearable Memories

  • Anna Reading


In the science fiction novel Woman on the Edge of Time, first published in 1976, Marge Piercy envisaged a future society in which the characters would have ‘kenners’, mobile communication and personal memory prosthetics strapped to the wrist and connected to a world wide electronic network. In March 2006, Piercy’s kenner, in effect, became a reality when Nokia announced its 4G mobile phone designed to strap to the user’s wrist.


Mobile Phone Mobile Communication Memory Form Mobile Technology Transaction Publisher 
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