HOW DO WE
SAVE OUR
DIGITAL
LIVES?
BY MARY SNAUFFER
@MARYSNAUFFER
LISTEN.
THIS IS WHERE I HAD
MY FIRST KISS.
THIS IS WHERE MY
FATHER DIED.
THIS IS WHERE MY FATHER FIRST
SAW MY MOTHER.
THIS IS WHERE I STOOD
WHEN I FOUGHT.
THIS IS WHERE I WAS WHEN I
WAS A PART OF HISTORY.
THIS IS
WHERE MY
GRANDPA
LIVED WHEN
HE WAS A
BOY.
“Facebook designers want users to
remember and experience good interactions
with friends—so much so that serotonin, our
ha...
“THE BROADCASTR APP IS
SHUTTING DOWN”
WE UNDERSTAND
HUMANITY FROM
PERSONAL
ARCHIVES
WE BECOME WHAT WE
BEHOLD.
WE SHAPE OUR TOOLS,
& THEREAFTER
OUR TOOLS SHAPE US.
MARSHALL MCLUHAN, 1964
I AM THIS PORTRAIT
PICTURE.
I AM THIS PORTRAIT
PICTURE.
IN ALL
LIKELIHOOD
YOU WOULD
NEVER SEE
YOUR FAMILY
AGAIN.
YOU GAVE
THEM YOUR
PORTRAIT
PHOTOGRAPH.
“THE ONLY CAMERA THAT
ANYBODY CAN USE”
THE CHRISTMAS PHOTOS
SUMMER VACATION PHOTO
THE SUMMER VACATION PHOTOS
GRADUATION/BDAY PHOTO
THE LIFE EVENTS
PHOTOS
WE ARE ANCHORED
BY OUR
ANCESTORS.
“SHE HOLDS A PICTURE OF HER
MOTHER SHE FOUND IN THE
RUBBLE OF HER TORNADO-
DESTROYED HOME.” OKLAHOMA, 2013
“I WAS JUST SO
TOUCHED THAT
SOMEBODY
FOUND IT.
IT WAS KIND OF
LIKE GETTING A
LITTLE PIECE OF
OUR FAMILY
BACK.”
A page from my
“teenage
archives.”
Me, in 8th grade.
TURKEY SANDWICH, THE SNOW, fancy dinner shots, ETC.
ETC.
Include turkey photo from my original presentation
Point it too i...
If you don’t save it
you won’t exist.
THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS HAS
838 MILES OF BOOKSHELVES
TODAY, WE CREATE AN EQUIVALENT
AMOUNT OF CONTENT DIGITALLY EVERY
10 M...
RIGHT NOW, WE HAVE OVER 500
MILLION* RECORDED PERSONAL
HISTORIES
*OVER 500 MILLION PEOPLE USE
FACEBOOK
“Hi Barack, you made us proud!
America, you have renewed my trust in
humanity! I am South African and I
marvel at the fact...
SALMAN RUSHDIE
IMAGINE HAVING A RECORD
YOU REALLY WANT TO
LISTEN TO…
THE MEDIA
ARCHAEOLOGY LAB
INSIDE HERE ARE THE PIECES
OF YOUR PERSONAL HISTORY
“… the impulse to preserve
something to be remembered
while leaving out something to be
forgotten—is found in individual
a...
1. EVERY MONTH GO THROUGH YOUR
PHOTOS & DOCUMENTS
1. PICK JUST A FEW
1. PRINT THEM ON HIGH QUALITY PAPER, NOT
CHEAPLY
1. C...
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  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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