Published on March 11, 2014
PIXELATING REALITY Dr. Gigi Johnson @gigijohnson @maremel How Smartphones Shift NOW …and HERE #sxsw #NotHereNow
LIFE AT THE LOUVRE
NOT PRIVACY QUESTION (HERE) PUBLIC SPACE ENGAGEMENT AND INTERACTION
SMARTPHONE AND US
Flickr/Steppschuh cc 2.0 Mobile: A Remote Control for Our Life
MOBILE: EXTENSION OF SELF OR BRAIN Memory extender Supplement or substitute Flickr/Steve Rainwater cc 2.0
Me Device Location/Context CONTEXT AND MENTAL TIME TRAVEL Near Future Near Past
Evidence for unseen Others •not present/HERE but Near FUTURE Sensory engagement with device content •Not present but HERE from near PAST •ElseWHERE and ElseWHEN 2 FACTORS: PHOTOGRAPHY AS PERFORMANCE & SENSORY CO-ATTENTION/PRESENCE
“Recently, photography has become almost as widely practiced an amusement as sex and dancing…” -- Susan Sontag, 1977 Not New…
BROWNIE CAMERA: 1900 Cosmopolitan Magazine June 1900
MOBILE IDEATION: 1999 Mobile communications device with a camera Abstract The invention pertains to a mobile communications device with a camera, comprising a microphone (5), loudspeaker, display, keyp
2003: WORRIED ABOUT PRINTING Digital Camera Ownership 20% of US Households 45% of US Internet HH 82% of digital camera users print photos at home (InfoTrends Research Group)
2011-2013: SHIFT TO MOBILE CAMERAS • 2007: 100 million peak in digital cameras • 2012: 98 million • 2013: 30% drop to 63 million • 2014: 20% drop forecast • (Source: CIPA) 2013: est. 32% increase in smartphone sales (source: IDC)
WE SHARE...A LOT •Facebook: 250 billion photos • 350 million uploads a day •Flickr: 8 billion photos •Instagram: 16 billion photos •Tumblr: 50 billion posts
SOCIAL ROLES OF PERSONAL PHOTOS Remembering &Recall Communication & Identity Self- Presentation Family Life Negotiation Sharing Experiences vs. Objects Reconnect (a la postcards) Identity Formation
EXPERIENCE AS EVIDENCE Overheard at the Los Angeles Disney Concert Hall when the usher asked the patron to not take a picture: “How can I show people that I am here if I don’t have a picture?”
•Saving without Context? •Tagging passively with dates and geotags? Saving Now for Later?
SELFIES AS MULTICULTURAL SOCIAL NORMS Dec. 2013, Mandela Funeral, Getty Images, NY Daily News
March 2014, twitter.com/theellenshow pic.twitter.com/C9U5NOtGap
PHIL’S PHOTO • Have phone extension cord
HOW DO YOU SEE LOCATIONS EMBRACING OR ENGAGING WITH MOBILE PHOTOGRAPHY?
SOCIAL CONSUMPTION BEFORE ....VS. NOW PUBLIC & FRAGMENTED Flickr/kballard cc 2.0
FoMO FEAR OF MISSING OUT …making the wrong decision on how to use our time...
HOW DO YOU SEE PERSONAL SCREENS USED IN SOCIAL SETTINGS?
"See, you can't even sing because you're too busy taping!" Beyonce told a fan in July. "I'm right in your face baby, You gotta seize this moment baby! Put that damn camera down!“ -- USA Today, 2013
TRADITIONAL EDUCATION Flickr/Accretion Disc cc 2.0
FAMILY AND FRIENDS
HOW DO WE DESIGN FOR LIVE SPACES? Implied Other Twitterwalls – awkward, pschophantic Virtual attendance Signage – providing context, implied metadata
PERSONAL INTENTIONALITY Norms & Negotiations Long-Term Social Impact Cultural Impact
Context Me Device Collaboration Location/Context RETHINK CONTEXT: • RETHINK ROLES • RETHINK FLOWS • DESIGN FOR COLLABORATORS
CAN WE FOLD TIME? •Bring our past contexts and stories • History Pin • History Harvest • Findery •Leave our current stories for future collaborators
HOW CAN WE RETHINK ROLES AND CONTEXT?
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FOR FURTHER CONVERSATION(S) Gigi Johnson, EdD Maremel Institute @maremel @gigijohnson http://maremel.com
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