Title

Data-Palace: Modern Memory Work in Digital Environments

Publication Title

Kairos: Rhetoric, Technology, Pedagogy

Publication Date

Summer 2007

Document Type

Article

Keywords

rhetoric, rhetorical canons, memory, cultural-historical activity theory (CHAT), literacy research, digital literacies, remediation, identity, writing research, multimodality

Disciplines

Communication Technology and New Media | Linguistics | Modern Languages

Abstract

Traditional views of the canon of memory limit it to mere memorization or, at best, memorization of lists of topics to be used during invention and thus are easily dismissed as irrelevant in the age of computers. "Data-palace: Modern memory work in digital environments" presents audio interviews paired with screen capture recordings of modern writers' memory work to argue that cultural-historical activity theory, particularly theories of distributed cognition, provide more robust ways of understanding the digital tools, practices, and products of modern memory work.

Publisher

D'artagnan Communications Group

Publisher Location

Troy, NY


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