Save As…Planet Earth: The Political Economy and Materiality of Memory in the Globital Age

Monday 14 March 2016 | Keynes Library, 43 Gordon Square | 18:00-19:30

In this talk Prof. Anna Reading will present her latest research on the political economy and materiality of globital memory. She traces some of the commodity chains that produce friction and flows of labour, capital and materials that enable the saving of data to the cloud at hidden costs to the Earth.


Anna Reading is Professor of Culture and Creative Industries and Head of the Department of Culture, Media and Creative Industries at King’s College London. She has played a leading role in the developing field of cultural and media memory studies especially in relation to gender and cultural memories of genocide and terrorism. Her latest work examines how mediated and human memory is changing with the combination of globalisation and digitisation in what she terms the globital age.


Further reading |

Rare Earths and Our Insatiable Appetite for Digital Memory, The Conversation, 29 November 2013.