(Post)pamięć konstruowana cyfrowo

Interaktywna biografia ocalałego – szanse i zagrożenia

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DOI:

https://doi.org/10.12797/Politeja.20.2023.84.08

Keywords:

technology, memory, testimony, second generation, interactivity, biography

Abstract

(POST)MEMORY DIGITALLY CONSTRUCTED: SURVIVORS’ INTERACTIVE BIOGRAPHY – OPPORTUNITIES AND THREATS

The purpose of the article is to provide a critical discussion of the USC Shoah Dimensions in Testimony project initiated and implemented by the USC Shoah Foundation. The article specifically focuses on the opportunities and threats presented by the ongoing dynamic development of the foundation’s project. Drawing on Marianne Hirsch’s concept of postmemory, which explores the spatial and temporal distance that separates successive generations from traumatic events, the article examines whether interactive biographies of survivors can be regarded as objects of postmemory that “preserve” (?) witnesses and their stories for future generations. In addition, the article analyzes how such virtual autobiographical identity narratives allow survivor to externalize their experience and transfer memory to the recipients of their testimonies. Ethical considerations regarding the “use” of near-holographic recordings of survivors are also discussed. Based on the collected research material, the article further explores how memory mediated by these objects affects the perception of past events.

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Author Biography

Sylwia Papier, Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland

Kulturoznawczyni, doktorantka w Katedrze Antropologii Literatury i Badań Kulturowych Wydziału Polonistyki UJ. Członkini Ośrodka Badań nad Kulturami Pamięci UJ. W swoich badaniach zajmuje się performatywnością świadectw Zagłady oraz śledzi, w jaki sposób nowe media i praktyki cyfrowego transferu aktualizują znaczenie świadectwa. Współredaktorka m.in. książek: Identyfikacje Zagłady. Szkice historyczne i praktyki kulturowe (2017), Jak burgund pod światło… Szkice o Zuzannie Ginczance (2018) oraz Rzeczowy świadek (2019). Stypendystka European Holocaust Research Infrastructure (2018) oraz Stypendium Ministra Edukacji i Nauki dla wybitnych młodych naukowców (2021). Kierowniczka grantu „Przemiany świadectwa Holokaustu w dobie cyfrowej” (Preludium-19, nr 2020/37/N/HS2/00210).

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Published

2023-09-28

How to Cite

Papier, Sylwia. 2023. “(Post)pamięć Konstruowana Cyfrowo: Interaktywna Biografia ocalałego – Szanse I zagrożenia”. Politeja 20 (3(84):101-14. https://doi.org/10.12797/Politeja.20.2023.84.08.