Disposable Memory Project

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Presentation at the IPA 'Game Changers' event in July 2009 on the Disposable Memory Project.

For more information about the project, please visit: http://disposablememoryproject.org

For more information on the talk visit: http://www.ipa.co.uk/Content/Game-Changers-Free-14th-July-2009

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Disposable Memory Project

  1. 1. Say Cheese!
  2. 2. This is me.
  3. 3. My work. My play. 7 years. 4 days. 20%+
  4. 4. NFP OR Non Commercial OR Fun.
  5. 5. TheVisualDictionary.net
  6. 6. We take one of these.
  7. 7. Put a few instructions on it..
  8. 8. And then leave it somewhere
  9. 9. We’ve done it 170 times
  10. 10. In almost 45 countries
  11. 11. People find the cameras
  12. 12. “I found the camera in London at the King's Cross railway station on the Harry-Potter-platform 9 +3/4”
  13. 13. “One of the other artists in the show, Mike Gibson, had seen one of the bags saying "Please pick me up" and had brought the camera to the gallery.”
  14. 14. Take a few photos...
  15. 15. ...Then pass the camera on again
  16. 16. Until the film is finished...
  17. 17. Then we develop and share.
  18. 18. Digital Photography is HUGE There were 6,174 uploads in the last minute. See more?
  19. 19. Instant Gratification is.. instant
  20. 20. Slowing things down
  21. 21. Inspiration comes in many forms.
  22. 22. Start Locally
  23. 23. Spread thru Personal Network
  24. 24. “I think I would like to do one for Boston, and also one for New York. Can you sort me out with some info? I have disposable camera, and ziplock bags already.”
  25. 25. First non-UK drop.
  26. 26. And first to be found
  27. 27. First USA drop. First Stranger!
  28. 28. 175 Cameras 43 Countries Six Languages 500 Codes 174,000 miles 400 Images
  29. 29. Camera 29 15 days 1060 miles, 4 people California; Arizona
  30. 30. Camera 22 146 days 12 miles, 4 people Amsterdam; Haarlem; Heemstede
  31. 31. Camera 47 96 days 13,000 miles, 3 people Cornwall; Thailand; Cambodia
  32. 32. Camera 38 93 days 12,600 miles, 2 people England; Cambodia
  33. 33. Camera 73 9 days 0 miles, 2 people Frankfurt, Germany
  34. 34. Camera 76 22 days 0 miles, ? people Glasgow, Scotland
  35. 35. Camera 99 1 days 0 miles, 4 people Developer Day Scotland
  36. 36. Camera 97 19 days 265 miles, 4 people South Coast; Yorkshire
  37. 37. Camera 85 29 days ? miles, 2 people Morro Bay, California
  38. 38. Camera 59 90 days 4 miles, 4 people San Luis Obispo, California
  39. 39. Camera 134 44 days 7890 miles, 4 people London; Cape Town; Jo’berg; Durban
  40. 40. Camera 84 82 days 5300 miles, 3 people London; San Fran; Oakland
  41. 41. 22840 London - Hong Kong - Vancouver - Montreal - Toronto - Hong Kong -
  42. 42. “Wherever it is, just promise me that if you get a camera full of pictures of my ex-girlfriend in union with a Spanish coastguard you won’t tell me.”
  43. 43. “One of the children decided to start shining the light into my eyes from across the yard. So I played a along by dodging in and out of the pillars to hide and snapped the last couple of shots on the roll as I did so. The little girl’s parents had died in a housefire two weeks before but she was so full of life you couldn’t help liking her.”
  44. 44. “that cam was like a sign to say ‘you’re not alone, that will be the present for your birthday’..”
  45. 45. 32
  46. 46. Sometimes it doesn’t work
  47. 47. Why do people get involved?
  48. 48. A sense of community
  49. 49. Mystery; The Unknown
  50. 50. Find & Drop.
  51. 51. Success of a camera
  52. 52. Curation, Not Creation
  53. 53. Local Representatives
  54. 54. How much does it cost?
  55. 55. http://theplug.net/28/strangerphotos.htm
  56. 56. http://www.photochaining.com/
  57. 57. The more, the merrier
  58. 58. Ownership is overrated.
  59. 59. If you love it, set it free.
  60. 60. Whuff.
  61. 61. Where next?
  62. 62. Le projet des souvenirs jetables Si ha tomado todas las fotos las revelaremos. Здравствуйте и спасибо, что нашли меня! Το πρόγραμμα αναλώσιμης μνήμης Wo habt ihr die Kameras gefunden?
  63. 63. More more more
  64. 64. Please Join In!
  65. 65. Thankyou.

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