Book — 229 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Memory on display
How curiosity created culture
What the Greeks thought : from accounting to aesthetics
Where dead people talk
The dream of the universal library
Materialism : the world is very old and knows everything
The science of memory and the art of forgetting
Imagination : memory in the future tense
Mastering memory in the digital age
By memory of ourselves.
Examines how humanity records and passes on its culture to future generations, from the libraries of antiquity to the excess of information available in the digital age, and how ephemeral digital storage methods present a challenge for passing on current cultural memory to the future.