NOTE: This presentation contains the audio         from my talk at SXSW 2012.Shoebox Full of Photos:Beyond Digital Storage...
Jesse Chan-Norris       @jcn                    Photo by @sd
Awesome
“Tell me about 1928”
“The Cloud”
Why are we talking about this now?
What do we lose when we shoot digitally?
“Tell me about 2012”
Conversation Time!Jesse Chan-Norris       @jcn    jcn@jcn.me
“Internet Archive is building a physicalarchive for the long term preservation of   one copy of every book, record, andmov...
Shoebox Full of Photos
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I gave this talk about the implications of our digital lives as framed by photography at SXSW 2012. This continues to be a conversation, so please leave comments below or message me @jcn on Twitter.

This Slidecast contains the full audio of this talk from SXSW 2012, so press play and enjoy (and if the play button doesn't show up, reload the page and try again, or grab the audio at http://lanyrd.com/spmrr/)!

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  • schedule says it’s a panel\nit’s not, it’s a core conversation about what happens when we create and consume our photographs completely digitally\n
  • Hello\nI am Jesse, I co-founded a music company called Indaba Music, and i am a photographer. I’ve been shooting for over 10 years and this is a conversation I wanted to have as I started thinking about my relationship with photography\n
  • I used to shoot film with an old pentax spotmatic\nStill my favorite camera to shoot with\nBut practically speaking, a digital camera makes a lot of sense, so I’ve been shooting digital for about 8 years\n
  • it is awesome!\nIt's easy and I can share quickly\nAnd i love almost everything about digital photography\nbut there’s a persistence problem\n
  • 100 year old photographs look the same now as they did\n<pass around the photo>\nbut what about a digital photo?\n
  • Just a reminder\nThis floppy disk is less than 20 years old, and I can't read it at all\nOK, so this is a pain\nMaybe the cloud will save us!\n\n
  • <sidekick>\n<geocities>\n\nYou don’t control the cloud, which makes it very difficult to trust the cloud moving forward\n- what happens after death? what happens when it’s not in their model?\n
  • Because it’s only been in the past 5-10 years that thing things we do, photos we take, never have the need to actually hit paper\n
  • we lose a sense of importance for the individual shot\nfilm cost money to shoot and develop, but curation came for free\nnot so with digital\n\n
  • For things we really care about, we continue to curate and save in the form of prints and photo books\n- weddings\n- births\n\n
  • but what about those every day moments, those every day memories\nshould we be curating and saving those as well? should we be thinking about these as “hundred year” memories?\n\n
  • photography in abundance by erik kessels\nall the photos uploaded to flickr in a given day\ni like to think of this as a very visual representation of what happens when we don’t curate\n
  • so what do you think? what do you think of this notion of a “hundred year photo?”\n- Digital photos will not last and we should accept that\n- Preserving photos does not mean saving everything\n- Digital archiving is a lot of work - effort required to save one photo physically vs a thousand photos digitally (and the opposite)\n\n
  • Wait\nNot about archiving\nthe internet archive does archiving very well\nactually, physical storage - interesting\n\n
  • Shoebox Full of Photos

    1. 1. NOTE: This presentation contains the audio from my talk at SXSW 2012.Shoebox Full of Photos:Beyond Digital Storage Jesse Chan-Norris @jcn #shoebox Press Play to listen!
    2. 2. Jesse Chan-Norris @jcn Photo by @sd
    3. 3. Awesome
    4. 4. “Tell me about 1928”
    5. 5. “The Cloud”
    6. 6. Why are we talking about this now?
    7. 7. What do we lose when we shoot digitally?
    8. 8. “Tell me about 2012”
    9. 9. Conversation Time!Jesse Chan-Norris @jcn jcn@jcn.me
    10. 10. “Internet Archive is building a physicalarchive for the long term preservation of one copy of every book, record, andmovie we are able to attract or acquire.” Brewster Kahle June 6, 2011

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