Graduation 2016 Project

Giusi Caruso

Department: Information Design

Recollected Digital Memories

The police shooting of teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson,
Missouri (2014), sparked national outrage in the United States.
In ‘Recollected Digital Memories’ Giusi Caruso uses this
incident to examine how collective memory is created and how
it has transformed in the digital age.
She analyses how the news spread online, how journalists
framed the incident in the days and weeks afterwards and
how the story is remembered today. She focuses on several
significant moments in the process: from early Twitter feeds
and digital testimonies by witnesses at the scene, to the protests
following the grand jury decision, to the public memorial a
year later. Using video documentary as a tool she reconstructs
the story while referencing similar current and past events
in the black American community. Through fragmentation and
juxtaposition, she emphasises the kaleidoscopic nature of
collective memory.

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