Yıl 2014, Cilt 0, Sayı 21, Sayfalar 9 - 29 2014-12-02

Digital Culture, New Media and The Transformation of Collective Memory

Gökçen Başaran İnce [1]

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Along with the advent of digital technologies, modern and “semimodern” societies met a new phase of temporality. Speed, mobility and globality epitomise the fundamental characteristics of this process. New media, as a form of communication that consist of “digitality, interactivity and hypertextuality”, enable the genesis of a new memory culture in which audiences act as memory “prosumers”. Yet it is dubious whether this new era will lead to a “memory boom” or a “digital amnesia” when one takes into account the material restrictions of digital platforms, like their lifespan. This article aims to discuss the possibilities/impossibilities of the digital communication and understand its contributions to the construction of collective memory.

Along with the advent of digital technologies, modern and “semimodern” societies met a new phase of temporality. Speed, mobility and globality epitomise the fundamental characteristics of this process. New media, as a form of communication that consist of “digitality, interactivity and hypertextuality”, enable the genesis of a new memory culture in which audiences act as memory “prosumers”. Yet it is dubious whether this new era will lead to a “memory boom” or a “digital amnesia” when one takes into account the material restrictions of digital platforms, like their lifespan. This article aims to discuss the possibilities/impossibilities of the digital communication and understand its contributions to the construction of collective memory.


keywords: digital culture, new media, collective memory, digital
amnesia, social media

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ISNAD Başaran İnce, Gökçen . "Digital Culture, New Media and The Transformation of Collective Memory". Galatasaray Üniversitesi İleti-ş-im Dergisi 0 / 21 (Aralık 2014): 9-29. http://dx.doi.org/10.16878/gsuilet.96673