In Silke Arnold-de Simine’s recent publication, Picturing the Family, a roster of academics use different photographs as case studies to understand how family’s percieve memory and identity collectively. It’s been three years since my mom stopped using her camera. “It’s just easier, ” she said, announcing our first smartphone-documented Christmas. “I can email the pictures to your uncle in Spain.” Then, with the patience of someone reasoning with a Luddite, “You know, I can always print them off later.” Of course, I understood, having myself lost patience with everything not instantly shareable a long time before my parents capitulated to the cheap thrills of click and send. But, This story is from Kinfolk Issue Twenty-Seven Buy Now Related Stories Arts & Culture Issue 47 Forget It The problem with core memories. Arts & Culture Issue 42 Anna Wiener Anna Wiener was on the path to Silicon Valley success. Then she pivoted. Allyssia Alleyne charts the making of a tech-skeptic. Arts & Culture Issue 42 Influencers Anonymous Instagram content creators answer a short survey about the influencer industry. Arts & Culture Issue 42 Rage Against the Machine A conversation about the influence of invisible algorithms. Arts & Culture Issue 42 Computed Emotion On the rise of chatbot therapy. Arts & Culture Issue 42 Brewster Kahle The tech idealist archiving the internet.