Family Memory in a Taiwanese Context
|Title||Family Memory in a Taiwanese Context|
|Publication Type||Conference Proceedings|
|Year of Conference||2012|
|Authors||Chen, Y-yu, Ackerman, MS|
|Conference Name||CHI’12 Workshop on "Heritage Matters: Designing for Current and Future Values Through Digital and Social Technologies"|
|Keywords||memory, memory artifacts|
In this paper, we explore how Taiwanese practices of family memory and memory artifacts show significant differences from those in the US, suggesting important memory practices are cultural and collective. For example, Taiwanese do not keep pictures of deceased ancestors in the same way as Americans might, they do not have family heirlooms, nor do they keep extensive childhood memorabilia. We studied this through 20 interviews and household inventories conducted in Taiwan.