Details of upcoming events will be posted here.

9/9/11 and 17/9/11 Making Memories workshops, National Museum of Scotland

8/9/11 to 9/9/11 Making Memories Film Screening. Screening of films from the Scottish Screen Archives at the National Museum of Scotland 11am-4.30pm

9/9/11 Memory Mix at Inspace, University of Edinburgh Informatics Building 9th October 6-8pm

20/10/10 Tales of Wartime Things. Screening of films to be held in Uxbridge Library 7.30pm. Listen to tales from residents who had experiences of WWII first hand.

1-30/10/10 Tales of Things exhibtion at Greenwich Heritage Centre as part of Black History Month.

15-18/10/10 Dundee Contemporary Arts at Multiplied Art Fair, London. DCA’s artworks will feature tales of things codes to provide more information to visitors on the artists

16-17/7/10 Uxbridge Library memory collecting event

16-20/8/10 The Internet of Things as Design Space for Exploring Social Memories. Workshop, Heritage Inquiries: A Designerly Approach to Human Values. DIS (Designing Interactive Systems) 2010

So far TOTeM has busy with:


5/3/10 Duncan Shingleton presented The Memorable: Applying the Internet of Things to small communities at the 1st International Congress on Web Studies, Toluca, Mexico: europia Productions

13/4/10: Andy Hudson-Smith presented Tales of Things and electronic Memory – Creating and Mapping The Geography of Everything at the CASA Conference

10/5/10 Tagging Technologies- Is the Future Bright? TOTeM Workshop held at Inspace, Edinburgh

3/6/10 Kerstin Leder presented Touching Tales: Emotion in Digital Object Memories at Affective Fabrics of Digital Cultures: Feelings, Technologies, Politics, Conference, Manchester.

4/6/10 Andy Hudson-Smith presented Tales of Things: Memories, Stories and Archives of Everything at Yesterday’s Objects: The Death and Afterlife of Everyday Things Autopsies Research Group Study Day

9/6/10 Andy Hudson-Smith presented Tales of Things: Archiving and Viewing the Cultural Heritage of Everything at Seeing is Believing: New Technologies for Cultural Heritage, UCL, London

23/6/10 Angelina Karpovich presented Tales of Things at the Digital Inclusion Seminar Series, George Ewart Evans Centre for Storytelling, Wales

24/6/10 Chris Speed presented Mobile Ouija Boards at Death, Commemoration and Memory Conference, University of Edinburgh

30/6/10 Chris Speed presented Internet of Old Things at Create 10

11/7/10 Chris Speed presented Social Habitats and High-Tech: the internet of things at ISA World Congress of Sociology, Sweden


12-15/5/10 RememberMe in Oxfam, art installation as part of Future Everything Festival, Manchester

7-25/6/10 Hamer Dods art exhibtion using QR codes, Oxford University

19/6/10-4/7/10 Tales of the City- Tagging Shoreditch and Beyond, event as part of the London Festival of Architecture

25/6/10 QR Code Movie art project as part of the Edinburgh Film Festival, Inspace, Edinburgh

9/7/10 Tales of Things showacse at Animation 10 Festival, Manchester

16 – 27/11/10 Boundary Work: technology in practice between art and science, TOTeM Represented in exhibition Wandesford Quay Gallery, Cork

Journal Papers:

Leder, K., Karpovich, A., Burke, M., Speed, C., Hudson-Smith, A., O’Callaghan, S. Simpson, M., et al. (2010). Tagging is Connecting: Shared Object Memories as Channels for Sociocultural Cohesion. M/C Journal of Media and Culture, 13(1).

Barthel, R., Hudson-Smith, A., De Jode, M., Blundell, B. (2010) Tales of Things – The Internet of ‘Old’ Things: Collecting Stories of Objects, Places and Spaces. To appear in Proceedings of the Second International Conference on the Internet of Things 2010 (IoT 2010), Tokyo, Japan. IEEE Digital Library.

One Response to Events

  1. Tale of Things sounds to me like a perfect opportunity to involve kids. Of course, not all kids have mobiles, but through your beta website and a cam enabled PC I’d imagine there’s a great opportunity to involve both primary and secondary schools in tagging all sorts of objects of educational value. And, as it’s so interactive it’s a great way for kids to learn without effort.

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