The End of Forgetting
The New York Times has a great article by Jeffrey Rosen called The Web Means The End of Forgetting:
It’s often said that we live in a permissive era, one with infinite second chances. But the truth is that for a great many people, the permanent memory bank of the Web increasingly means there are no second chances — no opportunities to escape a scarlet letter in your digital past. Now the worst thing you’ve done is often the first thing everyone knows about you.
As a long time Netizen I found this article compelling and interesting. What does it mean if you can no longer reinvent yourself? As someone involved in the performing arts I wondered what this means in terms of identity construction, perceptions of the self and how that is translated into artmaking.