Memory is often presented as taking us deep into time and mediating between the present and the past, but is it really retrospective? Authors of the issue answer this question. They notice various aspects of cultural and individual memory which betray its constant presence here and now, its participation in contemporary processes, current events, its immersion in the present. The title of the issue deliberately paraphrases the name of the journal, not only referring to MacLuhan's book and media studies but also suggesting a look at memory as an alternative “Galactica”.
Guest Editor: Sergey A. Troitskiy, Estonian Literary Museum. Tartu, Estonia.