SALON: How Digital Memory is Shaping Our Future

SALON: Abby Smith Rumsey on her new book When We Are No More In partnership with the John Carter Brown Library In a time of abundance of information dueling with the scarcity of human …

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SALON: Abby Smith Rumsey on her new book When We Are No More

In partnership with the John Carter Brown Library

In a time of abundance of information dueling with the scarcity of human attention, Our stories, ideas, and innovations – in a word, our “culture” – can be recorded and passed on to future generations. Author Abby Smith Rumsey discusses her new book When We Are No More, exploring human memory from pre-history to the present to shed light on the grand challenge facing our world. Serving as a call to consciousness, When We Are No More explains why data storage is not memory; why forgetting is the first step towards remembering; and why memory is about the future, not the past.

Sponsored by Rhode Island Mensa

Reservations required (provath.org/calendar or 401-421-6970).