Technical objects all support a type of cultural, nongenetic or 'epiphylogenetic', memory, but there is a subset that 'one must call mnemotechnics
, to speak properly', a type of technics that is specifically 'made for keeping memory' (Philosopher par accident, p59-60).
Josh Cohen -- Creator of the Mnemotechnics
Forum and Memory Techniques Wiki.
In arguing how human judgments and effects of subjectivity emerge from the impersonal mechanics of semiotic systems which they cannot fully command, de Man's concern with an inhuman mnemotechnics
"would not be unrelated to nonhuman zones of life-forms and dynamic processes (DNA, abiosemiosis)" (108).
As in other Roman writers, in Cicero the most important feature of the relationship between history and memory was the possibility of placing the art of mnemotechnics
at the service of orators, for whom the evocation of the past was a crucial tool to boost eloquence and therefore to persuade the audience (CODONER 1995, p.
Godard's provocation is to suggest that Turner, not Delacroix or anyone else, is the Baudelairean painter par excellence, the painter with the most original mnemotechnics
and the most capacious "dictionary of nature" out of which unknown worlds come into being.
The automaton's oracle would seem to introduce an arcane mnemotechnics
into the poet's anamnesis, drawing his memory up from its abysmal depths into a kind of surface.
have an investment in mnemotechnics
, techniques of memory and complex
, the Theory of Ressentiment, and Freud's Topographies of the Psychical Apparatus.
Albrecht also argues that Donne incorporated the corporeal images of medieval iconography into Lull's mnemotechnics
to construct his own text as another version of ars combinatorial, a technique she contends anticipates modern film practice.
It is at this point that Agamben's idea of "the life of images" and Bruno's mnemotechnics
intersect: but while for Agamben the idea of a biology of the image is part of an inquiry into the genealogy of contemporary visual culture, for Bruno it is part of a science that seeks to unravel the secrets of matter and of the cosmos.
The materialization of memory in architectural form represented a significant change in mnemotechnics
-- of the architecture of memory -- because in these new memory theatres, buildings were referents with the power to incarnate memory for a wide audience of spectators.
From classical mnemotechnics
, on the other hand, he gets the "mechanical" instruments to put his memory wheel in motion.