Undisruptive interactive product idea to trigger memories.
This project used embedded triggers in personal objects to upload personal videos via blue tooth. The reader of the triggers was further embedded in an old Bush radio used as a jewellery box.
"The connection with the immersive feelings of 'self' illicited by accessing memories reinforces personhood and identity.There are times when this may have been temporarily fragmented due to number of factors such as change and stress. Anecdotally it is well established that emotional memories and other self-referential activities can be triggered powerfully by music."Music is such a sought-after stimulus," says Petr Janata (Associate Professor at University of California Davis in the Psychology Department and Center for Mind and Brain).
"It's not necessary for human survival, yet something inside us craves it". My aim is to create a pre-emptive tool to help therapists who work with this group. The big idea is to realise a digital memory scrapbook with related non-pharmacological triggers such as smell, touch and music accessed via digital passports or related personal objects. "
MA in Applied Imagination at Central Saint Martins, Distinction
Coding by the TheHypnotist. Help and feedback during the research.
Song : Ackta Gan Lecko Amar Jano by Pratima Sabah Noor aged 8 with her grandmother Rehana Begum Sarker aged 63 both in London Conversations, singing, photos from Rehana’s youth growing up in Bikrampur and Dhaka Bangladesh.
Song : There far away, Beyond the River
Russian Folk Song, Russian Civil War
Ivan aged 6 in London with his grandmother Valentina Tchoudinova aged 72 in Karaganda in Kazakhstan.
Conversations, singing and photos from Valentina’s youth growing up in the USSR.
Song : Nigerian Boy Scout’s Song
Cassius aged 6 with his grandfather
Solomon Olufemi Ijiehin 85
both in London.
Conversations, singing and photos from Solomon’s youth growing up in Igbobini ondo state, Nigeria.
Memory jewellery based on my MA Applied Imagination CSM 2011.
This collection wanted to take the idea of the found organic object holding the memory.
This jewellery has embraced new technology currently used for functional purposes and has developed and marketed it in a completely different way. We embed technology so the effect is magical rather than technological. The first range of products use NFC technology to trigger a gift video with a piece of recycled or 3-D printed versions of found objects such as fossils as jewellery.
The website will allow the customer to choose an item of jewellery from a traditional e-shop and then upload a video (or capture and upload or attach a video already uploaded) to the piece of jewellery. Or the customer will be able to receive the jewellery and on first scan be able to upload a video and it will automatically connect to the piece of jewellery.
The person who receives the gift will be able to scan the piece of jewellery and their phone will be directed to the related video (with the brand banner and a message in text underneath) on a webpage as the demo shows. This aspect has been coded and works.The video can be watched every time the item is rescanned. The video can also be changed by the sender.