This project focuses on long term group interactions in particular the family history in an age of omni-present digital recording. To avoid digital clutter and create a moment of reflection, the proposed service-connected device turns writing a family’s history into a collaborative event. Taking into account that there is currently no viable solution for private digital archives, this device enables a family to preserve selected pictures and videos over a long period. The ceremonial device engages the family in a ritualistic archiving ceremony and encourages conversation about the previous year’s events.
- The ceremonial device is opened and each family member removes a storage device.
- In a process of sorting and selecting each family member decides what their contribution for this year might be.
- In the gathering ceremony everyone replaces their storage device into the ceremonial device.
- In displaying the saved pictures and videos the device acts as a conversation piece.
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