Currently reading Cruising Utopia, The Then and There of Queer Futurity by José Esteban Muñoz (Ha! he has a wikipedia page). It made me think of the image Your fictions become history (a current side obsession).  It is reminding me that I have a very specific temporal position I work from.  I think that it is something I need to… not get over… but be mindful of as I approach people working in different temporal frameworks.  How/where we see the importance of time changing so much about how we approach the world. Truly.  Also, I feel really dirty for having a temporal framework.

My Basic Temporal Configuration

Untitled (Your fictions become history), 1983

Barbara Kruger, Untitled (Your fictions become history), 1983photograph and type on paper9 5/8 x 6 1/4 inches (24.4 x 15.9 cm

I believe the now is transient at best.

(really, it is fleeting.)

I believe the past is about the future.

(as such, we create both the past and the future)

I believe that this means that the past is the key to the future.

(and the now is a combination of both the past and the future)

I believe memory is how we remember the past.

(it is also the key to how we imagine the future)

I believe that what we remember is faulty.

(and the past determines how we fill in the gaps in the future)

I believe the Digital fundamentally changes how we conceptualize & interact with Memory.

(and this is a big part of what I’m exploring in my dissertation)