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Csee. pdf 17 Kirschenbaum, ‘The Remaking of Reading,’ 2. 18 J. David Bolter, Writing Space: Computers, Hypertext, and the Remediation of Print, second edition (Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2001), 13. 19 Bolter, Writing Space, 33. 0005  Brain, Mind and Internet 20 This is the observation of Horst Bredekamp, in The Lure of Antiquity and the Cult of the Machine: The Kunstkammer and the Evolution of Nature, Art and Technology (Princeton: Markus Wiener Publishers, 1995), esp. 113. 21 Barbara Maria Stafford, Visual Analogy: Consciousness as the Art of Connecting (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1999), 169.

But we have never been so fully dependent upon that memory, that inner cathedral, as Foreman might have imagined it, even, I would contend, during periods where memory was highly prized – among oral cultures, say, or among the ancient Romans – the human mind has long depended upon external systems to expand its memory, its capacity. The Internet, in one telling, is emptying us of our knowledge, but only if we were to conceive ourselves as cut-off from – in opposition to – that external system. I wonder if the concern that the Internet is rewiring our brains is implying that the brain is a pristine organ that has never been rewired before, has never been so ‘violated’ by our technologies?

0006  Brain, Mind and Internet While Bush did not offer a visual representation of his memex in the article, one can easily conjure a vision of what Bush had in mind. The cynic would exclaim that Bush had described the modern office cubical, but I would prefer to think of the memex as an updated version of St Jerome in his study, a mechanized private library, only instead of being surrounded by books, rulers, globes, and other tools of the (ancient) scholar, ‘Vannevar Bush at his memex’ is surrounded with screens, buttons, and levers granting him access to the world’s knowledge.

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