SAVE AS... Memory and the Archive in the Age of Digital Technologies

A part of the Townsend Center for the Humanities forum on the Humanities and the Public World, Diana Taylor address the current cultural shift from the print culture that came about with the invention of the printing press to the digital culture of today, looking at how the advent of modern technologies have transformed not only the way people communicate, but how information is transmitted in the modern age.

She additionally addresses the question of archiving in the modern, digital world, as a growing trend towards digital preservation is not what Taylor would classify as true archiving, but merely as storing, as many modern digital "archives" do not contain the same procedures for protection of stored information from the technological changes of the future.

Diana Taylor is a Professor of Performance Studies and Spanish at New York Univeristy, and is the founder and director of The Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics.