Do you remember how you have learned the passing of time, the names of the days, weeks, months, and seasons? In this class, we will first visit your earliest memories on how you have shaped your experiences into tales and how you captured time in those tales. How are memories shaped, where are they stored, and how are they re-structured with every telling? Using these questions we will cross from individual memories to how questions about collective memory. We will touch upon the definition of the term collective/social memory to understand how it is shaped, how/why it is saved and archived while we talk about the technologies and gadgets of passed centuries. We will end the class by discussing the drawbacks and advantages of technologies of 21st century, especially the social media platforms that have diffused into our daily lives.
The students are expected to have read Brave New World by Huxley and 1984 by Orwell before the classes start. It is mandatory to bring a water gun to the class.