360MC: Memory Lecture

  • Older we get the fewer new memories you have.
  • Reliance on technology is changing how our memory actually works.
  • Memory is relied upon for us media producers, it’s our craft.
  • We live each day creating new memories and forget old ones or adapt existing ones.
  • We remember important incidents, key events in our lives.
  • We remember things sometimes by collecting things e.g. toys.
  • We remember things that we learn from, experiencing something that has happened will make you remember not to do it/do it again.
  • Some memories seem real but are not, they are instead fleeting, a dream.
  • We remember, edit, share memories differently.
  • Stories are constant, context and interpretations will change.
  • False memory syndrome: Are we given false memories?
  • Memento Mori – pictures of dead children as the only proof that they actually existed.
  • Tom Hussey – Photographer
  • Deja Vu – something that we all come to experience throughout our lives.
  • Films based on memory = Out of the past, total recall, unknown, code source, groundhog day & memento.
  • Memory distrust syndrome: confusing circumstances makes people confused on situations, it makes them admit things that they haven’t even done.
  • Christian Boltanski
  • Ronald Reagan & child who remembers a past life: (Past life regressions & remembering).
  • The search for Bridey Murphy (1956)
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