Sunday, March 11, 2007

Ethics of Forgetting

I have been invited to participate in a workshop on 'Designing for Forgetting and Exclusion' at UCLA in April 2007. Here is my short position paper, Do we need an ethics of forgetting in a world of digital ‘memories for life’.

This work is based largely on a paper I did with Rob Kitchin that is (just about) published in the journal Environment and Planning B, the citation of which is: Dodge M, Kitchin R, 2007, "‘Outlines of a world coming into existence’: pervasive computing and the ethics of forgetting" Environment and Planning B: Planning and Design.

(Photograph shows
computer storage tapes at the Boeing
Company scattered by the 1965 Washington State earthquake.)


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