This is a visual essay/graphic narrative that I created back in 2017 for a presentation that I was giving with my colleague Noah Shenker at the Memory Studies conference in Copenhagen. It’s meant to sketch out an idea from the talk about database consciousness. At this point, I had grown tired of using powerpoint as a tool for presenting visual material. I did have a Keynote slideshow too, but this comic figured prominently in the talk and was handed out to the audience. It seemed to be received well.