Wednesday, September 23, 2009

The Memory Machine

The Memory Machine is a device that continuosly records locations, sights, sounds and smells. It then stores this information for a period of 72 hours.

The Memory Machine is controlled via gestures and a portable control device. Users can also access information using an application on a desktop/laptop computer. All information is time- and location-coded to facilitate retrieval. Data captured in different media is linked.

To capture data the machine uses a camera, a microphone, an olfactory sensor (which does not currently exist, to my knowledge) and a portable control device. The slides below provide a rough overview of this fantastic machine (note that I did not include the olfactory sensor in this sketch).

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