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26 January 2012 at 19:00
Mala dvorana, ZRC SAZU

Institute of Culture and Memory Studies

Remembering in and through ‘post-scarcity’ culture 


In the ‘post-scarcity’ era there is a kind of convergence between a compulsive culture of digitization and connectivity – driven by the availability, portability, and pervasiveness of digital devices – and a memorial culture, obsessing over past conflicts and catastrophes.  In this talk, dr. Hoskins takes the notion of post-scarcity culture as defining of the ways in which particularly 21st century nodal events come to be ‘mediatized’ and treated as and in memory.

The mediatized memory of the event explored here is the 7 July 2005 (´7/7´) London bombings in which four suicide bombers killed 52 people and injured more than 770 in coordinated attacks in central London. Dr. Hoskins asks to what ends the interpenetration of digital mass and connectivity with memorial culture is put, as it shapes different and competing narratives of memory of the events of 7 July 2005 through ongoing ‘interactional trajectories’ of remembering.