Henry Otgaar is a forensic psychologist at Maastricht University. He shows that the myths that we all have about memory can be especially pervasive when they enter the courtroom.
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BY CARO AND MIKE
Caro and Mike did a live performance with tape recorder, voice and sound effects: An audio visual work in progress about isolation and memory of the human body & spirit in the context of empty, abandoned spaces and places. They used the setting of a former Russian military base in the town of Wünsdorf to re-tell their story of ghosts that reappear in the form of voices, images and sounds. Kind of spooky!
BY STUART CULLUM
@ VOL 15
ON MAR 07, 2013
Stuart Cullum examines myths throughout the ages, working up towards modern myths, like the idea that hockey is the most popular sport in Canada, and ultimately tackles the misconception that Edmonton is not an exciting or culturally relevant city.
Species of Space
BY ROBERT POWELL
@ VOL 33
ON APR 22, 2016
Robert Powell has long been interested in encyclopaedic and organisational forms. His practice explores representations of reality that are universal, yet constantly subverted as they are enmeshed in a web of cultural and personal memory, of national histories and myths, always with the covering cherub of art history looming above. This interest was also exemplified his recent solo exhibition in Quebec City entitled ‘A Universal History of Iniquity’, which the artist has described as ‘a universal history viewed through the prism of Borges’ Aleph relocated to a Stockbridge basement.’
Can Memory be Restored?
BY SARAH-ANNA HESCHAM
@ VOL 31
ON SEP 07, 2016
"Some memories actually emerge to protect us from danger."
in "Can Memory be Restored?" from PechaKucha Night Maastricht Vol.31, researcher from Germany at Maastricht University,Sarah-Anna Hescham wants to show us new ways that are being explored to deal with and even restore memory loss. Remembering and forgetting are two important sides of the same coin that help us manage our day to day lives. We do not need to remember everything, just what is important. But for some people, especially older people, forgetfulness can happen more often... Is there a cure?
This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Monday, December 12th, 2016.
Beyond Camelot: The Mythic Memory of the Sixties
BY CRAIG WERNER
@ VOL 21
ON FEB 16, 2017
From JFK's Camelot to Martin Luther King's, "I Have a Dream" speech to protestors spitting on Vietnam veterans, the cultural memory of the Sixties rests firmly on a foundation of politically-motivated myth. In this presentation, Craig Werner juxtaposes familiar and surprising images of the decade to reveal some of the complications behind the myths.