Digital Patina

someone touching St. John of Nepomuk's statue on Prague's Charles Bridge which is held to bring good fortune, Photo @ Paul van Dijk

On march 2001 a terrible news spreads in the media of the whole world. The Taliban government in Afghanistan blew up the two colossal statues of Buddha, known as Buddhas of  Bamiyan. I clearly remember a video showing a huge cloud of dust, a scream from an unknown Taliban and a feeling of pain in my chest. I don’t want to debate here the reasons and the political and religious background of this awful act. I’m more interested in to the destruction of a precious remain of mankind. One year before this episode Ben and Barbara Kacyra... Read The Rest →

Collective memories

Cristallo della Memoria view

In recent years we as human beings are producing an enormous quantity of data, through messages, photos, comments continuously shared between us. In some way we are creating digital memories, mementos of experiences, persons, places, but the memory is not just  a collection of random data, but a structured  and organized repository of linked and categorized items and even more meaningful for us. Facebook with the Timeline feature is an attempt to transform posts in memories integrating dates, milestones, life events, from a personal and individual prospective. In the future more... Read The Rest →

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