Creating Future Memory

Project Description

This project is designed to find and foster innovative methods for preserving digitally-mediated lived experience.

 

This five year project, ‘Creating Future Memories,’ is a citizen-focused effort to identify and foster ongoing and new creative methods of regaining control of the ‘big data’ we regularly produce in our everyday lives. As contemporary societies become more saturated in digital and social media, it takes time and effort to track our own data, much less curate it in ways that might make sense for our grandchildren. This international project is directed by Annette Markham as part of the larger Future Making Consortium. It is supported by the Department of Information Studies and the Cultural Transformations Research Unit at Aarhus University. Beginning in 2016, Creating Future Memories is hosting a series of experimental workshops for citizens to think about what personal data is being collected by large corporations like Google and Facebook, and how this data is archived, packaged, and recycled back to us as if it represents the totality of our lives.This five year project is designed to find and foster innovative methods for preserving digitally-mediated lived experience of 21st Century events. Using interventionist and action research research design, it addresses urgent concerns about regaining control of our future cultural histories. The project was awarded 2.5 million DKK in startup funds by the Aarhus University Research Foundation.

Project Posts

Museum of Random Memory Spring Conference

Museum of Random Memory Spring Conference

April 6-8, 2018. Artists, activists, social scientists, architects, and information designers convene for the 2018 Museum of Random Memory Workshop in Skagen, Denmark. The goal? To bring together a unique set of trans disciplinary perspectives on how public,...

MoRM contributes to strong data literacy

MoRM contributes to strong data literacy

MoRM exhibitions are experiments in arts+technology+pedagogy as a response to the powerful impacts of datafication and digitalization in everyday life. This report provides a project update as of January 2018.

MoRM at Festival of Research 2017

MoRM at Festival of Research 2017

Student researchers from Digital Living MA Programme designed an exhibition of the Museum of Random Memory (MoRM) highlighting its value as data literacy. Held at the Aarhus Festival of Research in April 2017.