Collective memory in the digital age

Complexity Digest

Taha Yasseri, Patrick Gildersleve, Lea David

Progress in Brain Research

The digital transformation of our societies particulary driven by information and communication technologies have revolutionized how we generate, communicate, and acquire information. Collective memory as a core and unifying force in our societies has not been an exception among many societal concepts which have been revolutionized through this digital transformation. In this chapter, we have distinguished between “digitalized collective memory” and “collective memory in the digital age”. In addition to discussing these two main concepts, we discuss how digital tools and trace data can open doorways into the study of collective memory that is formed inside and outside of the digital space.

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