Historian Abby Smith Rumsey, in her new book, “When We Are No More: How Digital Memory Is Shaping Our Future,” examines the history of memory from caves to computer chips. She also makes the point that each of us has a role to play in ensuring that we are remembered when we are no more.
Speaker Biography: Abby Smith Rumsey is a historian who writes about how ideas and information technologies shape perceptions of history, time and personal and cultural identity. A Russian scholar, she spent a decade at the Library of Congress working in the area of digital curation and preservation. She consults for a variety of universities and the National Science Foundation.
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