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Scottish Mental Health Arts & Film Festival

A brief reflection on our recent workshops with the National Museums Scotland and the Consultation And Advocacy Promotion Service during the Scottish Mental Health Arts & Film Festival… Note: rather than show faces of people that we haven’t got permission … Continue reading

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The Thingema and The Memory Mix

In October Jane and I worked with the National Museum of Scotland at their central Edinburgh site to explore a series of extensions to the Tales of Things project. As well as a series of story capture workshops that gathered … Continue reading

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Give us a story!

Pop inside the Oxfam Emporium shop and tell us a story about one of the objects on our shed: jeans, shoes, hats, bags etc. Your story will then be attached to this ‘thing’, and if anyone buys a similar thing … Continue reading

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News News News

Tales of Things has reached the New York Times and Rob Walkers article is a good introduction to the potential of tagging and in particular memory. This article has launched many other blogs and tweets that tell our story along … Continue reading

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Tagging Technologies Book!

Way back in May 2010, we ran a workshop to explore the publics apprehension for tagging technologies. It was very successful and provided insights in to the fears and concerns around RFID and the tagging of objects and people. The day … Continue reading

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Multi-Player Retail

Very nice article by GDR Creative Intelligence – a trend research consultancy based in London, UK. A smart review of the RememberMe project. Download a PDF copy of the article HERE

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Microsoft Tagging

New Microsoft photo tagging app for iPhone and Android. Nothing outrageously different to QR codes or tagging and the TOTeM prototypes do the same. But its more evidence of the creep of the printed tag… http://mashable.com/2010/02/01/microsofts-tag/ “Paper publications have a … Continue reading

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New Mornings, Old Streets

New oral history project in Salford area run by Informal Adult Learning. Interestingly this project utilises social media and you can record your history via a range of mediums such as film, audio etc.  http://www.new-mornings.co.uk/

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Social RFID

Ralph picked up on this interesting project from 2006 which shares very similar ideas to the TOTeM project but instead looks at the “emotional” histories behind generic objects that people may have shared memories of: http://www.socialrfid.org/

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Significant Objects Project

This is a lovely project and thanks to Andy Burnett for highlighting it… http://significantobjects.com Basically individual writers are teamed up with a schlock’y object – something apparently low in value. The theory of the project is that if the object … Continue reading

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