Archive for the ‘Storytelling’ Category

Daniel Kahneman: The riddle of experience vs. memory There is an experiencing self, who lives in the present and knows the present. And then there is a remembering self. And the remembering self is the one that keeps score and maintains the story of our life […] Those are two very different entities: the experiencing self and […]


Mayer-Schonberger, Viktor. ‘The Role of Remembering and the Importance of Forgetting’ Delete: The Virtue of Forgetting in the Digital Age (Princeton, Oxford: Princeton University Press, 2009) 16-49 p.17 Contrary to popular belief that we only use a small fraction of our brain’s power, the entire network of neurons and synapses is active in healthy human beings. But […]


Langford, Martha. ‘Speaking the Album: An Application of the Oral-Photographic Framework’ Locating Memory: Photographic Acts ed. by Annette Kuhn and Kirsten Emiko McAllister (Oxford: Berghahn Books, 2006) 223-246 p.223 […] attention to the photographic album since the mid-1960s can be said to constitute in itself a model ‘thought community’, an idea of album sustained by […]


Lomax, Yve. ‘The World is a Fabulous Tale’ Writing the Image (London: I.B.Tauris, 2000) 54-65 P.55 For Plato, true philosophy did not tell tales, but poetry, on the other hand, could be accused of spinning stories foreign to truth. Plato’s line, so I’ve heard tell, is that true philosophy rises above the charms and double-dealings of rhetoric; […]


Lomax, Yve. ‘The photograph and les temps‘ Writing the Image (London: I.B.Tauris, 2000) 121-134 p.121 A body can be anything – an animal, an idea, a body of sounds, a mountain, a liguistic corpus, a child, a photographic body of images or a wind. A body, we might say, is never separable from its relations with the […]


The Family Gaze

17Feb11

Haldrop, Michael; Larsen, Jonas. ‘The Family Gaze’ Tourist Studies 3 (London: Sage Publications, 2003) pp.23-46 p.24 Despite the fact that taking photographs is perhaps the emblematic tourist practice and that tourist studies have been dominated by a visual paradigm of gazing, remarkably little sustained research has explored the general connections between tourism and popular tourist […]


View video here: http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/eng/jonathan_harris_collects_stories.html At the EG conference in December 2007, artist Jonathan Harris discusses his latest projects, which involve collecting stories: his own, strangers’, and stories collected from the Internet, including his amazing “We Feel Fine.” Brooklyn-based artist Jonathan Harris‘ work celebrates the world’s diversity even as it illustrates the universal concerns of its occupants. […]