1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Non-Fiction.
229 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm.
text txt rdacontent.
unmediated n rdamedia.
volume nc rdacarrier.
Includes bibliographical references (pages -216) and index.
Memory on display -- How curiosity created culture -- What the Greeks thought : from accounting to aesthetics -- Where dead people talk -- The dream of the universal library -- Materialism : the world is very old and knows everything -- The science of memory and the art of forgetting -- Imagination : memory in the future tense -- Mastering memory in the digital age -- By memory of ourselves.
Examines how humanity records and passes on its culture to future generations, from the libraries of antiquity to the excess of information available in the digital age, and how ephemeral digital storage methods present a challenge for passing on current cultural memory to the future.