I love archiving, the myriad of ways to distribute cultural heritage and knowledge. I love new media, the culture of the internet. I love cats and old postcards. Music is my drug of choice.  I love trashy television and natural history. Am amazed at how everything works. Burn hours a week online reading gossip and reading recaps of reality shows. Do I think that this is so very special, this apparent dichotomy in things I love? Nah. But you are, and welcome!

This blog takes its name from one of the most amazing articles I ever read. It was written in 1945 by Vannevar Bush and is called “As We May Think“. In it, he describes a machine called a memex:

“A memex is a device in which an individual stores all his books, records, and communications, and which is mechanized so that it may be consulted with exceeding speed and flexibility. It is an enlarged intimate supplement to his memory. It consists of a desk, and while it can presumably be operated from a distance, it is primarily the piece of furniture at which he works. On the top are slanting translucent screens, on which material can be projected for convenient reading. There is a keyboard, and sets of buttons and levers. […] Wholly new forms of encyclopedias will appear, ready-made with a mesh of associative trails running through them, ready to be dropped into the memex and there amplified. The lawyer has at his touch the associated opinions and decisions of his whole experience, and of the experience of friends and authorities.”

Don’t get me wrong, I do not think I will ever make projections this grand and great. I will just provide personal reflections, biased opinions and bad logic. Enjoy!


2 Responses to “About”


  1. 1 Lavesh
    April 8, 2013 at 3:50 am

    hi there… I am based in Jakarta, Indonesia. We are just in the verge of setting up a Post-Production house to service the digitization, restoration and archiving of our Film material. In due time we will offer these services to other producers in the country. I was hoping for us to get in touch and exchange thoughts on the subject.

    Regards

    Lavesh

    • April 8, 2013 at 3:52 pm

      Hi Lavesh,

      Sounds very interesting! I am however not the best person to speak to about this, I don’t work on film preservation at all. Can you maybe be a bit more specific, and I’ll see if I can help you with some leads.

      Best,

      Lotte


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