Organized Forgetting

In preparing to write an upcoming paper on radical documentation practices in digital archiving, my disorganized generative mode brought me to this great talk by Allison Parrish presented to the Open Hardware Summit 2016, entitled, “Programming is Forgetting: Toward a New Hacker Ethic.”

I leave you to read the talk yourself and take from it what you will, but I will share one of Parrish’s images, which I think is quite prescient and impactful (albeit decidedly un-science-y).


In a world where “alternate truths” can be believed, we should also remember how much history is forgotten in service to a specific narrative.


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