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Title: MEMORIES OF THE FUTURE
ON COUNTERVISION
By: Deborah Jaffe (Editor), Stephen Wilson (Editor)
Format: Paperback

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ISBN 10: 3034319355
ISBN 13: 9783034319355
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Publisher: PETER LANG AG, INTERNATIONALER VERLAG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN
Pub. date: 28 April, 2017
Series: Cultural Memories 6
Pages: 284
Description: What is a memory of the future? This book speculates on the connections between memory and futurity in a variety of fields, including counter-histories, women's studies, science fiction, art and design, technology, philosophy and politics. Topics include technology and fashion, reinventions of monetary exchange and memories of adolescence.
Synopsis: What is a memory of the future? Is it a myth, a fiction of a severed arm, a post-human debate or a broken time machine? In an increasingly insecure future-world there is an urgency to consider and debate these questions. Memories of the Future: On Countervision addresses these concerns by speculating on the connections between memory and futurity in fields such as counter-histories, women's studies, science fiction, art and design, technology, philosophy and politics. This book reveals how these subjects regenerate at the intersections of vision, counter-cultural production and the former present. The volume links the re-imaginings of memory into the present with topics such as the fever dream allegory of the adolescent social experience, soft technologies of future dress, reinventions of monetary exchange, rekindled subjectivities of school days, and technics and human progression. These countervisions argue against the homogenizing status quo of the present in order to challenge the customs, traditions and conventions of the past and propositions of the future.
Illustrations: 38 Illustrations, unspecified
Publication: Switzerland
Imprint: Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften
Returns: Returnable
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