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Oxfam Press release

Oxfam launches innovative app revealing human stories behind donated items Ever wished an object could tell its story? That’s the idea behind Oxfam’s unique pilot scheme, Oxfam Shelflife, launching on 27 February in 10 Oxfam shops across Manchester. The Oxfam … Continue reading

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Memory capturing at the Dundee Science Festival

As part of the Dundee Science Festival, Tales of Things will have a pop-up stand at the Family Fun Day this Sunday 13th November. Bring in a favourite object which has a good story and we’ll capture the story using … Continue reading

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BBC Reel History at the National Museum of Scotland

Join Tales of Things at the Museum to celebrate Scotland’s history through archive films as part of a new series on BBC2 – Reel History of Britain . Some of you may remember that in April we tagged the Museum’s, … Continue reading

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Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival

Tales of Things will be taking part in this year’s Scottish mental Health Arts and Film Festival. This will relate to our work with the National Museum of Scotland which we launched in April this year. At the Museum we … Continue reading

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Wester Hailes Memory Booth

On Saturday we took our now familiar memory booth (or white shed!) out to the Canal Festival in Wester Hailes, Edinburgh.  Chris Speed is working with the local community there on another project called Community Hacking (AHRC funded project) which … Continue reading

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TOTeM at Postdigital Encounters – Who Might We Be..?

In a few hours, we’ll be running a TOTeM workshop at the Journal of Media Practice‘s Postdigital Encounters symposium at the Watershed Media Centre, Bristol. Whereas most previous TOTeM workshops have focused on generating and showcasing object memories, Who Might … Continue reading

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RememberUs at Future Everything

We were part of Future Everything in Manchester again this year for RememberMe part 2- RememberUs. This time we took over 2 Oxfam shops; the Oxfam
 Emporium and Oxfam Originals in the Northern Quarter of Manchester. The Oxfam Emporium featured … Continue reading

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BME Launch Success

The BME Tales of Things Exhibition launch on 1st October was a huge success! About 100 visitors enjoyed music, dance and storytelling from Global Fusion Music and Arts, the Indian Cultural Society, Greenwich Council for Racial Equality, the Greenwich Ajoda … Continue reading

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TOTeM and Oxfam

RememberMe, the project we did back in May in an Oxfam Shop in Manchester is still getting press, proving that there definitely is potential for charity shops to integrate this system into their stores. If attaching memories to our old … 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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