FORGETTING CONFERENCE. CASTRUM PEREGRINI / tensions on Internet about tembrr and forgetting/ Facebook memory, algorithm memorys/ as much as I know about digital memory the less I want to remenber digitally/ the Google algorithm makes an important role on how we remember/ how memory works in 21 century. Inmigrant, remaniscence bomb a memory spike, that happen in a period of life teenagers, but also when you move to another country (refugees inmigrants) trauma. Forgetting the exception remembering the default. How to remember resposable, not getting lost? Everything you store, you forget it. Technologies undermine everything (distraction,gps). What is important is the way you handle information, not memorize. Trauma and facebook, you can’t move to a place without having your life behind. The circle Mac ?.    Snapshot. Memory spike, if the migrant and refugees have all this digital memory (photos of home etc) the nostalgia will be not so big, so the memory spike will be more rounded less pick. I make a photo in order to move on, ok I have the photo now I can move on. Memory palace. The book on a box.  Stories for your screen website. Memory is always future oriented, not backwards. We are representing the past, the photos are just representation of the past.  Memory in the 21 century.  Sebastian groes. 


Artist Trevor Paglen suggests that the communication satellites in Earth’s orbit will become the ultimate ruins of the late 20th and early 21st centuries, outlasting everything else on our planet. His latest project, Last Pictures, imagines this geostationary space junk as the singular evidence of our civilization. Last Pictures is a time capsule that will be launched into space on the Soyuz this fall. Once in orbit, the collection of 100 images tasked with «representing modern history» in the universe will join thousands of other satellites in geosynchronous orbit. The images have been micro-etched onto a silicon disk inside a gold-plated case that will be placed, barnacle-like, on the outside of the communications satellite EchoStar XVI.

According to the Library of Congress, there are already four time capsules in space: «A pair of gold anodized aluminum plaques on board the 1972 Pioneer 10 and 1973 Pioneer 11 spacecraft, featuring a pictorial message—and the two Voyager Golden Records, containing sounds and images selected to portray the diversity of life and culture on Earth, have been attached to spacecraft for the possible benefit of space travelers in the distant future.» Adding to these, and the Last Pictures project, the proposed KEO satellite is set for launch sometime in 2013-2014 and is currently accepting messages that will be embarked onboard KEO via their website.

Research for the project, which includes a book of the same name, began in the Visiting Artists Program at MIT and continued as Paglen consulted with philosophers, scientists, engineers, artists and historians about what to include. The images included here are a selection from the disc. A display of the orbit-bound, gold-plated disc is planned at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City for fall 2012, and a partnership with The New York Public Library’s LIVE from the NYPL program will debut


screenshot_20121022«During that time, the world of screens and the world of men were not, as today, separated; one could go in and out through the screens and both kingdoms lived in peace. One day the people of the screen invaded earth. Their strength was great, but through bloody battles and magical powers, emperor Yellow prevailed. He rejected the invaders, jailed them in the screens and imposed on them the task of representing, as if in a kind of dream, the life of men. He rid them of their strength and form and reduced them to simple and servile representations.

One day, however, they will get rid of that magical lethargy…

The forms will begin to rebel. They will begin to differ from us, to represent us less and less. This time they will break their crystal and metal barriers and it will be the world of men that will be reduced to a mere representation of the world of screens[1]

[1] This a free version I have done of the tale “The mirror´s animal” from Jorge Luis Borges. Replacing mirrors for screens mostly.



Goodbye individuals, hello dividuals. This is the new language of control, according to Deleuze. Instead of seeing people as value, it’s actually the data produced by individuals that becomes valuable in today’s capitalist society. Capitalism today is for a higher-order production – it no longer follows the typical factory model. Instead, the new model of capitalism is wrapped up in marketing. Marketing has become the driving force of consumption today and the actual products have taken the backseat. And what makes marketing even more effective? The fact that an extensive amount of individuals’ information is collected through data and available for analysis.
The article «Spinoza and Us» explains that the body is defined by relations of motion and rest and development… It’s a little confusing, but essentially, this description reminds me that networked individuals are most valuable today – not static individuals. Facebook doesn’t care about Erica Olmstead. Facebook cares about what items Erica Olmstead likes, who she’s friends with, what links she posts on her wall, which public figures she follows, and so on. The value is continuously changing, Erica’s network is expanding, and data miners are loving it.
The ideas presented in Haggerty and Ericson’s article, «The Surveillant Assemblage» were easier to follow. Drawing on Deleuze and Guattari, the authors explore the abstraction of human bodies into data flows, or «data doubles». In this way, everything that we do (that can be traced through data) is reassembled into some meaningful way – clearly, for the purpose of making a profit. This idea is similar to what I mentioned above from Deleuze’s articles, but the argument is more clear to me. In the surveillant assemblage, people are commodified; their data flows are closely monitored and used by companies for the purpose of making profit. Similar to how Arvidsson discussed branding of life and programmed individuals, the surveillant assemblage allows for the manufacturing of desires. The surveillant assemblage makes it easier to market specifically to individuals as so much of their information is available.


The right to be forgotten is a concept discussed and put into practice in the European Union (EU) and Argentina since 2006.[1][2] The issue has arisen from desires of individuals to «determine the development of their life in an autonomous way, without being perpetually or periodically stigmatized as a consequence of a specific action performed in the past.»[3]:231 There has been controversy about the practicality of establishing a right to be forgotten to the status of an international human right in respect to access to information, due in part to the vagueness of current rulings attempting to implement such a right.[4] There are concerns about its impact on the right to freedom of expression, its interaction with the right to privacy, and whether creating a right to be forgotten would decrease the quality of the Internet through censorship and a rewriting of history,[5] and opposing concerns about problems such as revenge porn sites appearing in search engine listings for a person’s name, or references to petty crimes committed many years ago indefinitely remaining an unduly prominent part of a person’s Internet footprint.[6]