The process in which information is encoded, stored, and retrieved by the mind or computing software; recollection, remembrance, reminiscence, impression; a past event that is recalled; a collective understanding of a culture or group of people.
How does the body express or reflect memories? We invite you to consider external ways, such as with scars and tattoos, and internal ones, such as implicit/procedural memory and different types of conditioned responses (e.g. classical, operant, or fear). In a society that memorializes youth, how is the body remembered in life and death? How might this impact body image, as well as the construction of beauty throughout the ages?
Memory, Control, and the Body by Fernando Amador
Tapping into Memory by Jessica Rush and Liliana Dawidoff
Does the inability to create new memories signify death? In what ways do memories, be they cultural, collective, or genetic in nature survive through death? Submissions could explore how mementos are used to cherish the memory of the departed.
waiting room confessional by Cristiana Wilcoxon
How might nostalgia, déjà vu, and 20/20 hindsight affect our memories, especially our relationships to them? Is a memory equivalent to the truth, or has the mind rendered it completely subjective? How does the mind alter or affect memories? What impact might this have on identity and our understanding of different histories (cultural, personal, etc…) on an individual and collective level? What happens when these faculties are compromised, such as with amnesia?
Do you remember? by Paige Gulley
The Little Things by Devin Marcus
How do memories fade, change, strengthen, and expand with respect to time? A recent memory may be arousing, inspirational, or fear evoking. Distant memories may be affected by varying degrees of deterioration or alteration, changing the nature of the originally perceived event or the sympathies associated with it. Neurologically, long-term memories only imprint upon the brain as a result of highly engaging stimuli or after constant repetition. Consider that memories are not bound by time’s linear movement and can jump between past, present, and future.
The Night I Grew Up by Drew Richardson
Existential Crisis by Christine Anderson
Dream Millennia by M. A. Sherrill
Yahweh’s Assimilation of West Semitic Deities by Marilyn Love
Between pride and want by Anna Price
A certain place may evoke similar memories for many people. In what ways are places linked to memories? How does location impact the formation of memories? Nostalgia may promote tourism to an area. In what ways can memory change places? Is it possible for memory to have a real, physical impact? Alternatively, consider how memories may survive throughout the universe. Is it possible to remember places one has never been to?
The 9/11 Memorial: Self and Identity, Space and Place by Marissa Wong
Salt in my hair by Anna Price
The Far Side of the Moon by Brian Kmetz and Cristiana Wilcoxon