Memory of species = genome
Individual memory = nervous system
External memory systems and supports, trace, object, mark, writing , - apparatus for access & re-activation
Part of ourselves is outside ourselves – cognitive technologies – our memory is in the apparatus: grammatised.
Externalised, memory is subject to [socio-, bio-] political control, feeding back to re-tool the organization of thought.
Benjamin’s sparks and flashes accelerate down optical cable, streaming speed of light, the event no longer precedes its seizure.