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Archive for: April 2019

Touching the intangible

Smart phones, iPads, digital cameras, allow us to photograph indiscriminately, leading us to amass hundreds if not thousands of images. How many of these escape the memory card and find their way to the old-fashioned album? How many of us spend lost hours flicking through page after page of nostalgia, family members and friends long gone, some forever nameless and forgotten? This digital world is creating a host of problems for archivists. How do they access the intangible? How do they record the virtual? It’s a problem.