Please share your memory:
forgetting.online – a participatory art project by Shinji Toya
Digital media is often not programmed to forget; it holds and stores your information and makes your online decisions visible, traceable and recountable. The information can be stored and not deleted – potentially forever. forgetting.online is a website and a work of art that functions in the opposite way; it both shares and forgets personal memories by digital means.
Do you have a memory you would like to forget? Tell us about it by filling the form at the end of this page (*the submitted post will be published anonymously).
What happens after the submission?
After your submission, the content will be reviewed and, if approved, your memory will be shared as a post on the website (storage-un.it / forgetting.online) for the online world to view. And, the post will gradually fragment, as more visitors view and share it so that the view count increases. In the end, the memory will be digitally forgotten. This system explores an anti-viral system of forgetting, as it could erase the content of memory through multiple activities of sharing and viewing before the memory spreads online, proliferates and becomes virtually impossible to be forgotten.
The project is developed in support of arebyte Gallery.
For more details about the project please visit: http://cargocollective.com/stoya/forgetting-online
*Please note, this project is not intended to serve any effect of therapy, nor does the artist have any appropriate qualification for providing therapy.