Published on March 9, 2014
How is visual life logging changing photography? by David McNamara 08/02/14 @deemac99 #sigvisuals
The past is a story we tell ourselves about ourselves
100 Source: Eric Kessels 1,000,000+
Visual life logging: the act of visually recording your life
Source: National Media Museum
Eugene Atget Vivian Maier Master collectors Source: Atget / Walker Evans / Vivian Maier Walker Evans
“An unexamined life is not worth living.” Socrates, 470 – 399BC
“learning by being” Source: Steve Mann in ‘Lifeloggers The Movie’ by Narrative
Quantified (Objective) Make better decisions Science (truth) Art (meaning) Reach higher goals Visual life logging Create meaning Find insights Qualified (Subjective)
Capturing unguarded private moments
Averaged 687 photos per day Total 49k photos Total 58 days #Commute #Food #Ceiling #Nappies #desk
Reflection Recall Retrieval Life logging is hard work Source: Inspired by Cathal Gurrin Reminiscence
Passive Active Un-composed Composed Objective Subjective Authorless Narrative
1 trillion+ photos will be taken in 2014 Source: Yahoo / Ellen DeGeneres
“…the desire to photograph the whole world is not an attempt to recover or create memories… It is a need to affirm experience as expressible and to create an aura of talismanic protection. Sometimes to gain that affirmation you have to give up pursuing it.” Will Steacy Source: Photographs Not Taken, Will Steacy
“…finding highlights key differences between people’s memory and the camera’s “memory” and suggests that the additional attentional and cognitive processes engaged by this focused activity can eliminate the photo-taking-impairment effect.” Taking photos can impair your ability to remember… Source: Linda Henkel, Fairfield University, Point and Shoot Memories, 2014
…but can digital archives make memories more ‘true’? Source: Scott Fraser
We need a Search Engine For The Self Source: Memory Mesh: Cognitive Psychology Linking for Ememories / Cathal Gurrin
Expressive & Intimate Source: Yang Yong, Fancy in Tunnel
The New Aesthetic Source: John Rafman / 9 Eyes
Explorable Mindscapes Source: Kwan Alan
Source: Chino Otsuka / Imagine Finding Me
Source: ‘Her’ Warner Bros
Personal AI agents Source: Cognea
Curation can save us all!
data context creativity Algorithmic Photography
From real EXIF data… Source: @deemac99 …to ememory meta data
Life Curation Agent The Life Cura,on Agent is your complete visual life logging pla9orm. It can integrate with all your tracking devices, auto curate your life and enhance your life stories. Choose your cura,on avatar type that will learn how to explore and ﬁnd the paBerns of signiﬁcance in your archive. Source: @deemac99 / Creative Commons
Source: @deemac99 / Creative Commons
Find your halo moments Source: @deemac99
Source: @deemac99 / Creative Commons
From libraries… …to exhibitions.
Algorithmic Photography is a new lens for a new world
Log life not data
Thankyou @deemac99 #sigvisuals
Slide 2 - http://sploid.gizmodo.com/scientists-watch-how-the-brain-makes-memories-for-the-f-1509923347/@barrett Slide 3 - http://www.embeddedmetadata.org/social-media-test-procedure.php Slide 4 - http://www.nomadarte.com/ Slide 5 - http://www.exporevue.com/artistes/fr/radisic/act2.html Slide 6/7 - http://fqwimages.com/about-myself/ Slide 10 - http://phototrails.net/bangkok/ Slide 11 - http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/is-facebook-making-us-forget-study-shows-that-taking-pictures-ruin-memories-8994917.html Slide 13 - http://selfiecity.net/#findings Socrates - http://www.emersonkent.com/history_notes/socrates.htm Atget Organ Grinder- http://www.metmuseum.org/collections/search-the-collections/283261 Real Life Instagram - http://reallifeinstagram.com/ Imagine Finding Me - http://chino.co.uk/ Steve Mann / Lifeloggers The Movie - http://vimeo.com/61947763 Karl Baden - http://vimeo.com/user6454056 Kodak - http://www.flickr.com/photos/nationalmediamuseum/ Vivian Maier - http://www.vivianmaier.com/ Apple Mood Ad Serving - http://appleinsider.com/articles/14/01/23/apple-investigating-mood-based-ad-delivery-system New Aesthetic - http://jonrafman.com/ Point and Shoot Memories - http://pss.sagepub.com/content/early/2013/12/04/0956797613504438.abstract Molecular Basis of Memory - http://www.einstein.yu.edu/news/releases/968/watching-molecules-morph-into-memories/ Neural Networks - http://cs.brown.edu/people/tld/note/blog/13/07/26/ Memory Mesh - http://hma.dcu.ie/HMA/Home.html Search Engine For The Self - http://hma.dcu.ie/HMA/Home.html Lisa Congdon - http://www.mymodernmet.com/profiles/blogs/lisa-congdon-photography-journal# Eric Kessels - http://www.kesselskramer.com/ PhotoTrails - http://phototrails.net/ Exhibition - http://blogs.chicagotribune.com/news_columnists_ezorn/2010/09/hangme.html Jenny Davis - http://thesocietypages.org/cyborgology/2013/03/13/the-qualified-self/ Richard Billingham - http://www.bbc.co.uk/photography/genius/gallery/billingham.shtml I trillion photos - http://bgr.com/2013/12/24/how-many-selfies-were-taken-in-2013/
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