Objects of Storytelling and Digital Memory (MEMO)

Patrick McEntaggart, Fabio Fragiacomo

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Memories can be formed around contact with physical objects that populate our everyday lives, we make sense of the physical world by the memories we create. We can create levels of understanding in relation to objects by organising significant memories into stories that hold meaning. The story of an object can involve the story of the personal relationship people have with it, the object can be a trigger on more than one level. In this project the physical, acts as a bridge to the virtual to provoke memory and sometimes instigate new memory formation in relation to an object. The artefacts of collective digital memory are accessed and rearranged through interaction with objects, the performance of this interaction gives space in which memories and stories about the objects and virtual artefacts can form. Physical manifestations of meta-data are used to create an unconventional interface to a database of existing memories. This paper seeks to frame the project theoretically and describe the resulting piece of work.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRemembering Digitally
EditorsSegah Sak
PublisherInter-Disciplinary Press
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9781848881297
ISBN (Print)9789004403031
Publication statusPublished - 8 Apr 2012
Externally publishedYes


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