Recording Is the Art of Forgetting - Enjoy Yourself

December 1, 2014 2:48 PM

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"Recording is the art of forgetting." I found the phrase written in my journal the other day. I suppose it's only fitting that I seem to have forgotten where I first heard it. If the phrase is true, then I've forgotten a lot -- I've made a career out of it even. I live in an age of digital media where all is recorded -- videos, selfies, closed circuit TV, Facebook and Twitter capture most of the human experience. If a tree falls in the forest and no one posts a picture on Instagram, did it make a sound? Maybe. Maybe not.

Our lives emulate the idols and heroes of our times. From an early age, we begin to imitate the folks we follow on our social networks. We too want to lead well-documented, well "liked" lives in the public sphere. I too am a participant -- I've posted more than a thousand photos. We can't go back in...

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