Disorder: Vocabularies of Hoarding in Personal Digital Archiving Practices

@inproceedings{Chen2014DisorderVO,
  title={Disorder: Vocabularies of Hoarding in Personal Digital Archiving Practices},
  author={Anna Chen},
  year={2014}
}
The image of the “digital hoarder,” buried under the disorganized turmoil created by the volume of his digital possessions, has become an increasingly popular way for individuals to describe their everyday digital collecting habits. This article argues that such self-characterization offers valuable insights into the psychologies of personal archiving practices. It examines the ways in which hoarding can expose and interrogate assumptions and biases about the act of organization, and traces an… CONTINUE READING