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Memories of the Future – On Countervision

Memories of the Future. Peter Lang 2017

New publication –  edited by Dr Stephen Wilson and Deborah Jaffé

What is a memory of the future? Is it a myth, a fiction of a severed arm, a post-human debate or a broken time machine? In an increasingly insecure future-world there is an urgency to consider and debate these questions. Memories of the Future: On Countervision addresses these concerns by speculating on the connections between memory and futurity in fields such as counter-histories, women’s studies, science fiction, art and design, technology, philosophy and politics. This book reveals how these subjects regenerate at the intersections of vision, counter-cultural production and the former present.

This volume links the re-imaginings of memory into the present with topics such as the fever dream allegory of the adolescent social experience, soft technologies of future dress, reinventions of monetary exchange, rekindled subjectivities of school days, and technics and human progression. These countervisions argue against the homogenizing status quo of the present in order to challenge the customs, traditions and conventions of the past and propositions of the future.

Memories of the Future: On Countervision. Dr Stephen Wilson and Deborah Jaffé eds. Cultural Memory Series, Peter Lang Memories of the Future, Oxford. ISBN:9781787075757. May 2017

Transient Memories

Introducing my latest ceramic pieces – Transient Memories. Each of these earthenware and paper pieces is c70cm high and represent the transience of memory. They will be in show Kinsgate Open Studios on 24 & 25 June.

Memories of the Future

Memeories of the Future. Peter Lang 2017
Memeories of the Future. Peter Lang 2017

Memories of the Future: On Countervision edited by Stephen Wilson and Deborah Jaffé has been published in the Cultural Memories Series by Peter Lang. ISBN: 9781787075757. £45, $67.95

What is a memory of the future? Is it a myth, a fiction of a severed arm, a post-human debate or a broken time machine? In an increasingly insecure future-world there is an urgency to consider and debate these questions. The authors of the chapters in this book address these concerns by speculating on the connections between memory and futurity in fields such as counter-histories, women’s studies, science fiction, art and design, technology, philosophy and politics. They link  the re-imaginings of memory into the present with topics like the fever dream allegory of the adolescent social experience, soft technologies of future dress, reinventions of monetary exchange, rekindled subjectivities of school days, and technics and human progression.