"Reread a book enough times, or often enough—keep it at hand so you can flip to dog-eared pages and marked up passages here and there—and it will eventually root itself in your mind. It becomes both a reference point and a connector, a means of gathering your knowledge and experience, drawing it all together. It becomes the material through which you engage with the world."
~ Mandy Brown (https://aworkinglibrary.com/writing/case-for-rereading)
"A species forced into monoculture is very vulnerable in times of great change, and we are at risk of creating a monoculture of knowledge in the Western mode. We cannot know now what kinds of knowledge we will need tomorrow. We cannot afford to lose the record of the multiple ways of being human in this world."
~ Abby Smith Rumsey (https://archive.org/details/TheRiskOfDigitalOblivion)
"We can store thousands of images on our mobile devices but does this – and the instantaneous nature of digital information actually advance the process of remembering? I’m interested in the function of photography amidst the proliferation, rapid dissemination and circulation of images via new technology platforms. I use analogue photography – but not to romanticise or fetishize the use of film itself – my melancholy is only for the irretrievable moment in time that has been captured – and by attending to the material and physical attributes of film I can articulate this melancholy more deeply and present a type of photograph that is less stable and more inherent to memory."
~ Melanie Jayne Taylor (https://pica.org.au/amy-perejuan-capone-interviews-melanie-jayne-taylor/)