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A lightning talk about lifelogging that I gave at ACCU 2014 in Bristol, UK.

A lightning talk about lifelogging that I gave at ACCU 2014 in Bristol, UK.

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    • (given as a lightning talk at ACCU 2014 in Bristol, UK)
    • 4-6 million in the UK Depending on which source you choose to believe, there are between 4 and 6 million CCTV cameras in the UK.
    • for every 10-15 of you Which means there's one for every 10-15 of you. [Note: talk given to a UK audience]
    • But that's not what this talk is about.
    • I want you to take the title of this talk literally; because I'm wearing a camera, right now. It's not like Google Glass. It simply takes a photo every 30 seconds. I don't know when exactly and I don't know exactly what will be in that photo.
    • #lifelogging Why would I do this? I'm experimenting with something called "lifelogging". The idea being to simply record everything that happens in your life - because we forget.
    • Because that's the way our brain works.
    • Back to the camera: Do you have kids? Do you take photos of your kids? How often have you missed an important moment in the lives of your kids because you didn't have a camera at hand? Suddenly, wearing a camera starts to make sense, doesn't it?
    • same goes for vacation And you can wear it to other occasions as well, like when you're on vacation ...
    • concerts ... or at a concert ...
    • ... or when attending a conference. (Although "Uncle Bob" Robert Martin has prior art here, for wearing a camera during his keynote at ACCU 2012.)
    • Now THIS is the typical reaction I get when I tell people that I'm wearing a camera. They see all the negative sides, like issues with privacy and security, or legal implications.
    • But guess what? We have laws for most of these situations already.
    • (and common sense) ... and common sense (I would hope). And the rest, we will figure out as we go along.
    • Okay, so you probably still think I'm a little weird for wearing a camera. But what if I told you that this is actually going mainstream, and it's happening right now!
    • Remember that meteor in Russia last year? Why do we have so many photos from that event? Because of all the dashboard cameras in Russian cars.
    • Or take Michael Schumacher's unfortunate skiing accident. Turns out he was filming his own accident with a helmet camera.
    • This is from a flyer of a local supermarket just a few weeks ago. You know things have reached the mainstream when they're on sale (21% off!) at the supermarket.
    • So I'm here to tell you about this development. I'm not saying that everybody will be wearing a camera in the near future. But some people will, and you will encounter them. So it's up to you now how you're going to react:
    • You can either be the Ostrich and pretend it's not happening ...
    • ... or you can be the Meerkat; embrace the idea and maybe even try it out yourself.
    • Photo Credits Smile, you're on camera : san francisco (2012) by torbakhopper (Flickr, CC-BY) Security camera by Adam Jakubiak (sxc.hu) On today's episode of Ryan invades your privacy ... by Ryan Lane (Flickr, CC-BY) A CT scan of my brain (Dirk Haun) Kids play skiprope on Morro Strand State Beach by Mike Baird (Flickr, CC-BY) Photos from Paris, a Karl Bartos concert, and FOSDEM 2014 by Dirk Haun Expressions - Surprised by LUGO (iStockphoto file #2296355) The Law by smlp.co.uk (Flickr, CC-BY) Hungry by Pascal (Flickr, CC-BY) Russian Meteor photos taken from various sources, mostly Flickr Michael Schumacher article from www.mirror.co.uk Scan of a Marktkauf flyer by Dirk Haun Ostrich by Michael Gil (Flickr, CC-BY) Meerkat / At the zoo / Novosibirsk / Siberia / 24.07.2012 by Mikhail Koninin (Flickr, CC-BY) "Smile, you're on camera", a presentation by Dirk Haun, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. Thank you!