Archive For January, 2014

7 articles
Navigating London With Will Self

Navigating London With Will Self

In 2012 the Memory Network invited Will Self to participate in new research on spatial navigation and the brain. Self's novel, The Book of Dave, was informed by similar research which has found that the three-year memorisation of London's streets undertaken by black cab drivers- 'the Knowledge'- causes physical changes within the brain and an extraordinary effect on its ability…
The Anthropocene and the Archive

The Anthropocene and the Archive

Claire Colebrook (Pennsylvania State University, USA)   In the light of potentially cataclysmic events attributable to climate change, what does the idea that human species may become extinct in the near future mean? And what are the effects on human memory? It is a commonplace in the humanities to acknowledge that the emergence of geological time in the nineteenth century…