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The Commons: Collection and (re)distribution/Assembling Attention

We are constantly surrounded with technology now, whether we believe we consume it is one thing. However, even though we don’t think we are, we are so used to this practice that we in fact are constantly bombarded with it in all different ways. 239 more words


This week we are talking about commons and attention, and I think they tie in together in most of the time especially in nowadays network society. 447 more words

Archive Fever - this is a thing?

When i think of archiving, i think of the many days i spent huddled in an office – alone – organising files into relevant folders and then organising those folder into relevant boxes. 144 more words



The picture above shows an example of Actor Network Theory. I’m just writing this post in Sydney University’s Fishier Library, and this is my surrounding. I see that the printer, which is quite far from where I am is connected to the computers that everyone is using. 290 more words


Week 5: Archives, Authority and Memory, Cultural and Individual/Theory and Practice

Archiving is essentially the storing of something for future access. History is based on accounts of what happened that were archived. If people did not document and archive the happenings through newspapers, books, testimonies, biographies and archive them, we would not have access to information from the past.  586 more words


Week 5: Baby, I Got A Fever, And The Only Prescription Is More Archives

There is something recursively poetic about contributing to one’s own archive while writing about the process, motivations and theories about archival. This week’s readings concern both the nature of archives themselves, as well as the forces which drive their creation, and govern their function. 681 more words

Theories --> practices --> archive fever

The archivist produces more archive, and that is why the archive is never closed. It opens out of the future.


Theories, as Andrew states in the lecture this week, are a “form of mediation/communication between ideas and practices” that allow us new ways of “understanding familiar things, so that we can work with them differently; or sometimes so that they might work differently.”

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