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James Bridle: Computers and Cultural Memories

15 minutes
First broadcast:
Wednesday 01 August 2012

Publisher and technologist James Bridle asks how computer networks will affect cultural memories. In this Four Thought, James brings his two lives together to look for the crossing points between books and technology.

How will storing our memories and experiences on 'the network' change how we relate to them? They are no longer spread through time and geography, and instead much more visible to us, but what does that mean?

When we have read a book, the book remains as a souvenir of the experience, but we do not yet have a similar way of accounting for the time we spend online.

Producer: Giles Edwards.


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