The Memory Museum (2010)

Recently, there has been a shift in the way people present themselves. Interpersonal relationships extend beyond the physical time we spend with each other. The advent of social media, and digital culture, has broken down our personal storytelling and the way we communicate our individual histories. Our memories, can now be turned into YouTube videos - our oral tradition needs to fit into 140 characters. With the Memory Museum, I strive to make a ‘space’ to collect, house, and archive these digital artifacts of other people’s memories.

There is also a physical aspect to this project - some of the stories submit can not fit into the rubric of time based media, so I am producing interactive objects for the exhibition format of the archive. Each object is relative to the memory submit, and then wired with speakers, proximity sensors and lights. The object is then activated by a ...

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Recently, there has been a shift in the way people present themselves. Interpersonal relationships extend beyond the physical time we spend with each other. The advent of social media, and digital culture, has broken down our personal storytelling and the way we communicate our individual histories. Our memories, can now be turned into YouTube videos - our oral tradition needs to fit into 140 characters. With the Memory Museum, I strive to make a ‘space’ to collect, house, and archive these digital artifacts of other people’s memories.

There is also a physical aspect to this project - some of the stories submit can not fit into the rubric of time based media, so I am producing interactive objects for the exhibition format of the archive. Each object is relative to the memory submit, and then wired with speakers, proximity sensors and lights. The object is then activated by a viewer coming into contact with the object, and the object tells the viewer/participant a story.

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