Thursday, March 1, 2012

retro-quotes: a series of germane remarks, by others, plucked from all over the place, and from all over the time - #24

"The more memory we store on data banks, the more the past is sucked into the orbit of the present, ready to be called up on the screen. A sense of historical continuity or, for that matter, discontinuity, both of which depend on a before and an after, gives way to the simultaneity of all times and spaces readily accessible in the present”

--Andreas Huyssen, "Presents Pasts: Media, Politics, Amnesia" in Public Culture, Vol 12, winter 2000

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