Tragedy Remembered  –  and Forgotten: The Politics of Memory and Technology Brent K. Jesiek, Ph.D. School of Engineering E...
Jesiek, Brent K., and Jeremy Hunsinger. (2008). “The April 16 Archive: Collecting and Preserving Memories of the Virginia ...
http://www.alysiaducklergallery.com/images/photos/Spector_BorgesFunes.jpg Jorge Luis Borges http://www.slate.com/id/2159222/
http://www.wired.com/medtech/health/magazine/17-04/ff_perfectmemory
http://www.wired.com/images/article/magazine/1704/ff_perfectmemory4_f.jpg
“ Human memory is a marvelous  but fallacious instrument.”  - Primo Levi
mnemotechnical adjective of or relating to or involved the practice of aiding the memory; "mnemonic device" [syn...
http://assets.hulu.com/shows/key_art_days_of_our_lives.jpg
http://bluegnu.livejournal.com/16802.html
(April 19, 2007) 32 stones like this - one for each of the deceased - are arranged in a semi-circle in front of the larges...
http://www.vtnews.vt.edu/story.php?relyear=2007&itemno=261
http://www.april16archive.org/
http://april16archive.org/contribute
http://www.april16archive.org/collections
http://www.april16archive.org/items/show/1395
http://www.april16archive.org/items/show/858
http://april16archive.org/items/show/124
http://omeka.org/
http://911digitalarchive.org/
Mike Fox, “In honor of Orange and Maroon Effect.”  The April 16 Archive , Item #95 http://april16archive.org/items/show/95
http://www.april16archive.org/items/show/357
Carlos Latuff, "Cho Seung Hui by Latuff2."  The April 16 Archive , Item #214 http://www.april16archive.org/items...
“ Through this archive, we aim to leave a positive legacy for the larger community and contribute to a collective process ...
http://www.archive-it.org/collections/694
http://wayback.archive-it.org/694/20080418011213/http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/metro/vatechshootings/ (Archived Apr...
http://www.april16archive.org/frontpages/
Front page of  Granada Hoy   newspaper (Spain) April 18, 2007
<ul><li>The Prevail Archive http://www.prevailarchive.org/archive/ </li></ul><ul><li>Virginia Tech April 16, 2007 Memorial...
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Keynote address by Prof. Brent Jesiek at STS Symposium, Cyberculture: The Network Society of the 21st Century, SUNY Morrisville, April 16, 2009.

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Tragedy Remembered - and Forgotten: The Politics of Memory and Technology

  1. 1. Tragedy Remembered – and Forgotten: The Politics of Memory and Technology Brent K. Jesiek, Ph.D. School of Engineering Education Purdue University April 16, 2009
  2. 2. Jesiek, Brent K., and Jeremy Hunsinger. (2008). “The April 16 Archive: Collecting and Preserving Memories of the Virginia Tech Tragedy.” In Ben Agger and Timothy W. Luke (Eds.), There is a Gunman on Campus: Tragedy and Terror at Virginia Tech (185-206). Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield. Jesiek, Brent K., and Jeremy Hunsinger. (Forthcoming). “Collecting and Preserving Memories From the Virginia Tech Tragedy: Realizing a Web Archive.” In Niels Brügger (Ed.), Web Histories (tentative title). Palgrave Macmillan.
  3. 3. http://www.alysiaducklergallery.com/images/photos/Spector_BorgesFunes.jpg Jorge Luis Borges http://www.slate.com/id/2159222/
  4. 4. http://www.wired.com/medtech/health/magazine/17-04/ff_perfectmemory
  5. 5. http://www.wired.com/images/article/magazine/1704/ff_perfectmemory4_f.jpg
  6. 6. “ Human memory is a marvelous but fallacious instrument.” - Primo Levi
  7. 7. mnemotechnical adjective of or relating to or involved the practice of aiding the memory; &quot;mnemonic device&quot; [syn: mnemonic] WordNet, http://wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn?s=mnemotechnical
  8. 8. http://assets.hulu.com/shows/key_art_days_of_our_lives.jpg
  9. 9. http://bluegnu.livejournal.com/16802.html
  10. 10. (April 19, 2007) 32 stones like this - one for each of the deceased - are arranged in a semi-circle in front of the largest memorial, on the drillfield in front of Burruss Hall.
  11. 11. http://www.vtnews.vt.edu/story.php?relyear=2007&itemno=261
  12. 12. http://www.april16archive.org/
  13. 13. http://april16archive.org/contribute
  14. 14. http://www.april16archive.org/collections
  15. 15. http://www.april16archive.org/items/show/1395
  16. 16. http://www.april16archive.org/items/show/858
  17. 17. http://april16archive.org/items/show/124
  18. 18. http://omeka.org/
  19. 19. http://911digitalarchive.org/
  20. 20. Mike Fox, “In honor of Orange and Maroon Effect.” The April 16 Archive , Item #95 http://april16archive.org/items/show/95
  21. 21. http://www.april16archive.org/items/show/357
  22. 22. Carlos Latuff, &quot;Cho Seung Hui by Latuff2.&quot; The April 16 Archive , Item #214 http://www.april16archive.org/items/show/214
  23. 23. “ Through this archive, we aim to leave a positive legacy for the larger community and contribute to a collective process of healing, especially as those affected by this tragedy tell their stories in their own words.” April 30, 2007 http://www.april16archive.org/news
  24. 24. http://www.archive-it.org/collections/694
  25. 25. http://wayback.archive-it.org/694/20080418011213/http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/metro/vatechshootings/ (Archived April 18, 2008)
  26. 26. http://www.april16archive.org/frontpages/
  27. 27. Front page of Granada Hoy newspaper (Spain) April 18, 2007
  28. 28. <ul><li>The Prevail Archive http://www.prevailarchive.org/archive/ </li></ul><ul><li>Virginia Tech April 16, 2007 Memorial Archive http://scholar.lib.vt.edu/416_archive/ </li></ul><ul><li>The 4/16 Digital Library http://www.dl-vt-416.org/ </li></ul>
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  31. 31. http://origin.arstechnica.com/staff.media/failurehd.png
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  33. 33. “ Except for your own User Content, you may not upload or republish Site Content on any Internet, Intranet or Extranet site or incorporate the information in any other database or compilation, and any other use of the Site Content is strictly prohibited. Such license is subject to these Terms of Use and does not permit use of any data mining, robots, scraping or similar data gathering or extraction methods.” Facebook | Terms of Use http://www.facebook.com/facebook?ref=pf#/terms.php?ref=pf
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  35. 35. “ The truth is that we all live by leaving behind” - Borges, in Funes the Memorious
  36. 36. Tragedy Remembered – and Forgotten: The Politics of Memory and Technology Brent K. Jesiek, Ph.D. School of Engineering Education Purdue University April 16, 2009

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