warnick + memory   9

The movie that doesn’t exist and the Redditors who think it does
Amelia Tait, in the New Statesman: "We have become very used to the idea that you can find anything on the internet, yet what do we accept as “proof”? Do we need pictures, videos, and articles, or is the fact that hundreds of others share our memory enough?"
memory  psychology  reddit  sinbad  shaq  mandelaeffect 
february 2017 by warnick
Binge Reading Disorder
Nikkitha Bakshani tackles a troubling idea in The Morning News: "The typical American consumes more than 100,000 words a day, and remembers none of them." I especially love this admission by John Sherman: “Sometimes, when I say I read an article, what I actually mean is I read a tweet about that article.”
reading  themorningnews  information  memory  psychology 
april 2015 by warnick
Giving less advice
Good advice (ha!) by Jason Fried of Basecamp: "Advice, like fruit, is best when it’s fresh. But advice quickly decays, and 15 year-old advice is bound to be radioactive. Sharing a life experience is one thing (grandparents are great at this – listen to them!), but advice is another thing. Don’t give advice about things you used to know. Just because you did something a long time ago doesn’t mean you’re qualified to talk about it today."
jasonfried  advice  memory 
march 2014 by warnick
Recording the lived-in moment
Jason Kottke contrasts two different takes on whether its possible to enjoy life while you're documenting it.
jasonkottke  memory  digitalculture 
january 2014 by warnick
This is You on Smiles
Dave Pell: "Digital photography provides so many images — and the access to those images is so immediate — that our actual memories or perceptions of a moment can be replaced by a digital memory in near realtime."
davepell  photography  internetculture  memory  3844 
october 2013 by warnick
The Curse of Reading and Forgetting
Ian Crouch, in The New Yorker: "Do I really like reading? Perhaps it is a failure of attention—there are times when I notice my own distraction while reading, and can, in a way, feel myself forgetting. There is a scarier question, one that might seem like asking if one is good at breathing, or walking. Am I actually quite bad at reading after all?"
newyorker  reading  memory 
june 2013 by warnick
You Won't Remember This Article, Or Anything Else You Read Online, Unless You Print It Out
Fast Company: "[H]olding a book, it's obvious where the individual page relates to the whole of the text, which makes it easier to create that mental map of the text's meaning. We don't get this meaning-anchoring sense on screens. The infinite scroll of a website or clicked pagination of an e-reader doesn't supply the same cartographic clues."
fastcompany  reading  ebooks  memory  research  digitalself 
may 2013 by warnick
This Is Your Life, as Recalled by an App
NY Times article on new apps that remind users about their past activities on social media sites: "At a basic level, these services serve as a cognitive crutch, excavating details about the past that I might not otherwise remember. They offer historical insight into a digital world that is in many ways ephemeral — full of constantly refreshing newsfeeds."
nytimes  memory  digitalself  socialmedia 
december 2012 by warnick
The Web Shatters Focus, Rewires Brains
An excerpt from Nicholas Carr's book, The Shallows, in Wired: "The Internet is an interruption system. It seizes our attention only to scramble it. There’s the problem of hypertext and the many different kinds of media coming at us simultaneously."
nicholascarr  neuroscience  brain  technology  internet  memory  3844 
september 2012 by warnick

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