Museum of Random Memory
This is an ongoing series of performative arts-based public interventions designed to spark deep reflection about the underlying complexities of everyday digital media usage.
We explore such questions as: How is memory-making influenced by platforms like Google, Facebook, or basic photo management software on our computers or smartphones sort and organize our images? How do companies track us and create memories on our behalf?
May 21-22, 2018, the Museum of Random Memory’s latest installation “The Sound of Forgetting” comes to Cork as well as the Data Justice Conference in Cardiff. With some help from local DJs, we mix sound archives and participants’ voices to build soundscapes between the two sites.
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 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.
Workshops & Exhibitions
What’s the value of transgressiveness? The Skagen Institute annual conference offers opportunities you never thought you needed. Jannek Sommer offers a small riff in this post.
At EASST, we used speculative science-fiction to think about current and future algorithms for memory-making. Through a fictional story and its analysis, we discuss the “black-box” metaphor, the business/entrepreneurial aspect of algorithms, and the conception of predictive memory-making.
At Godsbanen, we retell a woman’s story, one year after she donated her memory to MoRM. On three screens, excerpts and meta-conversations are mutated and glitched algorithmically to raise questions about data degradation and the illusion of the representational archive.
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