How Do We Save Our Digital Lives, presented at #SXSW2014

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How Do We Save Our Digital Lives, presented at #SXSW2014

  1. 1. HOW DO WE SAVE OUR DIGITAL LIVES? BY MARY SNAUFFER @MARYSNAUFFER
  2. 2. LISTEN.
  3. 3. THIS IS WHERE I HAD MY FIRST KISS.
  4. 4. THIS IS WHERE MY FATHER DIED.
  5. 5. THIS IS WHERE MY FATHER FIRST SAW MY MOTHER.
  6. 6. THIS IS WHERE I STOOD WHEN I FOUGHT.
  7. 7. THIS IS WHERE I WAS WHEN I WAS A PART OF HISTORY.
  8. 8. THIS IS WHERE MY GRANDPA LIVED WHEN HE WAS A BOY.
  9. 9. “Facebook designers want users to remember and experience good interactions with friends—so much so that serotonin, our happiness hormone, has become a design guideline.” -SmartPlanet, 2012
  10. 10. “THE BROADCASTR APP IS SHUTTING DOWN”
  11. 11. WE UNDERSTAND HUMANITY FROM PERSONAL ARCHIVES
  12. 12. WE BECOME WHAT WE BEHOLD. WE SHAPE OUR TOOLS, & THEREAFTER OUR TOOLS SHAPE US. MARSHALL MCLUHAN, 1964
  13. 13. I AM THIS PORTRAIT PICTURE.
  14. 14. I AM THIS PORTRAIT PICTURE.
  15. 15. IN ALL LIKELIHOOD YOU WOULD NEVER SEE YOUR FAMILY AGAIN. YOU GAVE THEM YOUR PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPH.
  16. 16. “THE ONLY CAMERA THAT ANYBODY CAN USE”
  17. 17. THE CHRISTMAS PHOTOS
  18. 18. SUMMER VACATION PHOTO THE SUMMER VACATION PHOTOS
  19. 19. GRADUATION/BDAY PHOTO THE LIFE EVENTS PHOTOS
  20. 20. WE ARE ANCHORED BY OUR ANCESTORS.
  21. 21. “SHE HOLDS A PICTURE OF HER MOTHER SHE FOUND IN THE RUBBLE OF HER TORNADO- DESTROYED HOME.” OKLAHOMA, 2013
  22. 22. “I WAS JUST SO TOUCHED THAT SOMEBODY FOUND IT. IT WAS KIND OF LIKE GETTING A LITTLE PIECE OF OUR FAMILY BACK.”
  23. 23. A page from my “teenage archives.”
  24. 24. Me, in 8th grade.
  25. 25. TURKEY SANDWICH, THE SNOW, fancy dinner shots, ETC. ETC. Include turkey photo from my original presentation Point it too illustrate sheer mass
  26. 26. If you don’t save it you won’t exist.
  27. 27. THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS HAS 838 MILES OF BOOKSHELVES TODAY, WE CREATE AN EQUIVALENT AMOUNT OF CONTENT DIGITALLY EVERY 10 MINUTES
  28. 28. RIGHT NOW, WE HAVE OVER 500 MILLION* RECORDED PERSONAL HISTORIES *OVER 500 MILLION PEOPLE USE FACEBOOK
  29. 29. “Hi Barack, you made us proud! America, you have renewed my trust in humanity! I am South African and I marvel at the fact that my child will grow up in a world where the greatest nation has been led by a black person and see that as normal! Thank you America, and thank you Obama for living your dream and not suppressing it!” Posted at 4:06pm, December 12, 2008 I Am Voting For Change, Facebook Group
  30. 30. SALMAN RUSHDIE
  31. 31. IMAGINE HAVING A RECORD YOU REALLY WANT TO LISTEN TO…
  32. 32. THE MEDIA ARCHAEOLOGY LAB
  33. 33. INSIDE HERE ARE THE PIECES OF YOUR PERSONAL HISTORY
  34. 34. “… the impulse to preserve something to be remembered while leaving out something to be forgotten—is found in individual and collective minds, historically and fictionally.” Jacques Derrida, 1964 “The Concept of the Archive”
  35. 35. 1. EVERY MONTH GO THROUGH YOUR PHOTOS & DOCUMENTS 1. PICK JUST A FEW 1. PRINT THEM ON HIGH QUALITY PAPER, NOT CHEAPLY 1. CAPTION YOUR PHOTOS WITH A SOFT PENCIL

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