305MC – Memory Lecture – Task 1

So kicking of the second group lecture and workshop was quite simple, this week we were looking at embodied memories.

Embodied memories from a psychological term means that your mind acts as a container to keep memories important to you at the time inside and locked up, basically running your own lifestyle of them. It allows to keep collecting similar memories and this is where the themes of ritual and repetitivness come into play.

From here in our workshops we looked at possible concepts of ideologies and connotations from the media we see and how this is structured and ordered. For example if we were watching ‘The Dark Knight’ which is an action thriller and you grew to like it and thought ti was an excellent film the  you will remember it, then anytime the slightest hint at a connection to that film you will be interest in i.e the sequel ‘The Dark Knight Rises’. This works generally in all forms of media as well as general topics, ideologies of subjects, themes and genres contain structure and order to personal interests and this is what the audiences are attracted to, thus creating different people with different tastes.

The main themes we studied in the lecture before we got into our workshop were:

  • Rituals
  • Schizophrenia
  • Memory
  • Language
  • Rites
  • Ceremonies

Now with these main themes we drew up we had to connect them to the following questions we were given,:

  1. What do i understand by Jameson’s statement that the formation of a stable identity (i.e a non schizoid) depends on the persistence of the i over the collective memory?
  2. What role does memory have to play in the formation of a non schizoid identity?
  3. How does Jameson use the term Nostalgia

So with the questions given and the research part done time to complete our task, as group we decided to allocate 2 people to each question. i got given question:

  1. What do i understand by Jameson’s statement that the formation of a stable identity (i.e a non schizoid) depends on the persistence of the i over the collective memory?

Now thats a big question too answer in one go so what i decided to do was break it up and this became the new question, ‘understand Jameson’s formation of a stable mind mind, depends on the persistence of themselves rather than other memories’. I simplified the question because it was quite confusing. To begin with i found out what schizophrenia is and it is the breakdown of thought processes by poor emotion responses. i then combined that with collective memory which means the shared pool of thoughts of two or more members.

So with the information for the answer found i had to combine t and write my answer and i came to find that there is no such thing as a stable mind because everyone is different. Now in terms of keeping  stable mind if you stay in your own world full of your own rituals, your own questions and your own life, then potentially you keep your mind because you are persisting about yourself. Schizophrenia from research that i mentioned before is the breakdown of thought processes and a collective memory is a shred pool of thoughts, so essentially if you are not living yourself with your own thoughts, then they will be replaced by a collection of other thoughts thus creating split personalities. overall it is a very confusing question but the question simply wants to know that you have a stable mind wondering about yourself rather than others, so we care about our OWN world before others.




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