Farah Naaz

A crowdfunded computer science project byFarah Naaz


Progress so far

Lab Note #4
Jul 09, 2014
Finally an update for our beloved research backers!

We had to work through quite a few institutional logistical contortions to get our funding in place and ready to use (this is only to be expected when trailblazing new funding models), but we are now ready and working on narrowing down the questions we will include in our first survey about how people use technology to aid memory.  We’ll include below a sampling of the references we are referring to in crafting our survey.

What would YOU like to know about technology and memory?  If anyone has thoughts or ideas, hunches or anecdotes, we’re always happy to hear them!

Research articles:
Intons-Peterson, M. J., & Fournier, J. (1986). External and internal memory aids: when and how often do we use them? Journal of Experimental Psychology. General, 115, 267–280. doi: 10.1037/0096-3445.115.3.267

Schryer, E. and Ross, M. (2013), The use and benefits of external memory aids in older and younger adults. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 27(5), 663–671. doi: 10.1002/acp.2946


Hayles, N. K. (2012).  How We Think: Digital Media and Contemporary Technogenesis. University of Chicago Press.
Thomson, C. (2013). Smarter Than You Think: How Technology is Changing Our Minds for the Better.  Penguin.


4/23/14 [discussing personal preferences on deleting unused files from one’s computer]
Jason: It is presumptuous for me to decide what may or may not be important to the future.
Farah: … (shakes head no).  It is clutter!  Get rid of it.
Jason: Haha!  I’m glad we still disagree on some things.
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