chapter  2
21 Pages

Culture of the Past

Digital connectivity and dispotentiated futures
WithMartin Pogačar

Where is the past in the time of instant access and connectivity? How do we connect with and relate to the the present, and the future? What sort of memories can we co-create and discard? This chapter investigates how human entanglements with re-presenced pasts reconfigure our present and memories. It focuses on the human:tech:time complex and asks how the culture of the past and defines living in the early 21st century. The chapter further asks whether audiovisual re-presencing of the past can work as a tactic of resistance against the atrophy of the social in the time of dispotentiated future.