Welcome to the New Time Machines Working Group! We’re an agency that designs and develops memory protocols for aspiring time travelers. For ages, the arts of memory were rigorously developed and passed down from generation to generation. But in this era of digitally-mediated memory, the protocols that augment our natural capacity to remember have fallen by the wayside. The New Time Machine Working Group’s memory kit provides exercises, products, and practices that allow time travelers to revisit people and places no longer present. Memory protocols are not just about storage and recitation. They matter because they help us orient in the seas of our stories—they help us curate the collective lore that glues communities together. Ranging from low-tech objects to never-before-seen devices, our new time machines bring ancient memory protocols to modern memory artists.

Sharing Protocol