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dc.contributor.authorHoskins, Andrew
dc.contributor.authorHalstead, Huw Yiannis
dc.identifier.citationHoskins , A & Halstead , H Y 2021 , ' The new grey of memory ' , Memory Studies , vol. 14 , no. 3 , pp. 675-685 .
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dc.description.abstractAndrew Hoskins – interviewed by Huw Halstead – discusses the tensions and paradoxes of memory and place in the connective era. Digital media liberate memory from the spatial archive, but they also create a connective compulsion and dependency, a disconnect from the present moment and a loss of control over memory. The overwhelming abundance and immediacy of digital data breed a placelessness of the digital traces of ourselves, an algorithmic narrowing of information, knowledge and life. The COVID-19 pandemic has intensified this compulsion to record to such an extent that it may be considered a new memory boom, an obsessive desire to remember. Locative and mobile technology may seem to locate us in space more than ever before, but they do so in ways that are beyond our comprehension: our smartphones know more about our locatedness than we do, ushering in a ‘new grey’ in digital memory. Yet, it is critical to be aware of the variegated geography of connective memory – and of Memory Studies itself.
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dc.rightsCopyright © The Author(s) 2021. This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License ( which permits any use, reproduction and distribution of the work without further permission provided the original work is attributed as specified on the SAGE and Open Access pages.en
dc.subjectConnective turnen
dc.subjectDigital memoryen
dc.subjectGrey memoryen
dc.subjectD History (General)en
dc.titleThe new grey of memoryen
dc.typeJournal articleen
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dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.School of Historyen
dc.description.statusPeer revieweden

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