Thursday, July 7, 2011

What was the organization of memory?

"Yet he would remain forever engraved on memory's whirling disc" (p. 4)

What do we think this image is? Were there floppy disks by 1965? Is it a circular saw, or a long-playing record; does 33 1/3 or even 78 rpm qualify as "whirling"? How "engraved"?

If there are no answers to these questions, then this is a very interesting kind of image, made up of image-particles as it were that are concrete but never solidify.

1 comment:

  1. Floppy disks were invented in the late 1960s, says the Wikipedia. My guess is that this is an LP record being engraved.