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To remember and forget #6

Taeyoon Choi
October 20, 2014

To remember and forget #6

Taeyoon Choi

October 20, 2014


  1. To remember and forget:
    Memory and machine
    Lecture 6
    Taeyoon Choi
    10.20 2014

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  2. 1. Question: Data and memory
    2. Thinking machines
    3. Non-volatile memory
    4. Random access memory
    5. Discussion
    6. Workshop: 

    Binary drawing 

    Flip flops - SR Latch

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  3. Is (our) data (our) memory?

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  5. In Memory, Evan Roth stages a confrontation between human memory and the
    unconscious of the Internet.
    Our technical devices remember much more than we want them to. The computer
    cache memories register all our movements in digital space. Roth turns these
    memories inside out and brings forth a manifold of hidden stories. Thereby he is
    letting us view ourselves with the indifferent eyes of technology.

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  6. Forgetting Spring (March to June 2013)
    The Forgotten Spring sculpture, a tangible embodiment
    of the action of clearing this data, is intentionally
    conflicted as to whether it wants to be tossed away or
    archived forever. This physical representation of our
    lost digital histories is created from four months worth
    of Internet browsing data, resulting in a 1.5 x 42 meter
    long vinyl print compressed using an industrial

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    The Internet Cache Portrait series is composed of
    uncensored streams of images passively collected through
    a sitter's daily Internet browsing. The series depicts
    individual sitters from different countries, occupations
    and genders, all rendered during the same two week
    period of time. Faces of "friends" from the sitter's social
    profile exist side by side with corporate logos, mangled
    pieces of google maps, family photos and banner
    advertisements. These algorithmically produced prints act
    as a contemporary nude, exposing in a generous and open
    way an individual's private online interactions.

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  9. What happens to our memory
    when storage device becomes obsolete?

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  10. An estimated 50 million tons of E-waste are produced each year.[1] The USA
    discards 30 million computers each year and 100 million phones are disposed of
    in Europe each year. The Environmental Protection Agency estimates that only
    15-20% of e-waste is recycled, the rest of these electronics go directly into
    landfills and incinerators

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  12. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O-_ubuFhqQA

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  16. How would you like your personal data
    to be conserved when you can’t control them?

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  19. What is remembered in our body and in machine?

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  23. 75 Watt

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    The work seeks to explore the nature of mass-manufacturing products on various scales; from
    the geo-political context of hyper-fragmented labour to the bio-political condition of the
    human body on the assembly line. Engineering logic has reduced the factory labourer to a man-
    machine, through scientific management of every single movement. By shifting the purpose of
    the labourer’s actions from the efficient production of objects to the performance of
    choreographed acts, mechanical movement is reinterpreted into dance. What is the value of
    this artefact that only exists to support the performance of its own creation? And as the
    product dictates the movement, does it become the subject, rendering the worker the object?

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  26. This ‘black box’ logic only works when everything is meticulously characterised: every part in
    the process must behave in a predictable manner. And within the huge complexity of industrial
    manufacturing processes, the biological behaviour of human bodies on an assembly line is not
    always predictable enough to fit within this engineering logic. Even before F.W. Taylor wrote ‘The
    Principles of Scientific Management’, Frank and Lilian Gilbreth used time lapse photography to
    study the inefficiencies in workers’ motions. These chronocyclographs were created by
    attaching a camera to a timing device and photographing workers performing various tasks. The
    motion paths were traced by small lamps fastened to the worker’s head, hands and fingers.

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    Vanneavar Bush, Differential analyzer

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  31. Nobert Weiner, Cybernetics

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    Claude Shannon, Machine Learning

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  38. Read Only Memory

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  40. Daughters of Decayed Tradesmen, 2013
    Christine Borland and Brody Condon

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