Memory Glasses –> TO remember OR TO forget

[idea update, 10/19]

For the “Device to Forget”, I started brainstorming by thinking that who/what to do the action of forgetting? S/He/It could be meother peopleanimalsmachines, and even time. And then when I researched for forgetting, I gradually came out of the idea to replace the one you want to forget with the new one, like hallucinating yourself, and that can apply to my memory glasses idea!

Originally, “Memory Glasses” is putting objects that represent daily highlights into the glass bottles, and also restoring sounds related to it digitally. But now, I’m thinking about changing it into a device also can help you forgetting something too!

So. For example, A tries to forget B(could be a person or an event).

  1. First of all, A collected all the stimuli that relate to B, and put them into the glass bottles. With each glass bottles, A records the related memories into each bottles.
  2. A puts the device in a public place. People come close, looking at each bottles and listening to the memories.
  3. People are asked to come out their own versions of stories with each bottles, and record them with the device.
  4. From time to time, A comes to the device and, looking at the familiar objects but hearing the unfamiliar memories.
  5. Gradually, A‘s original memories relating to the objects fade, and new memories bloom.


[Note] – Before A listening to the stories/new memories, the device might need a C to be a filter.




[documentation, 10/13]

So. Prototype #2. Prototype #1 is a lovely but cranky one. Due to the bad connection between the theoretical workable but awful functional design, I decided to make another version of it. After the office hour with Daniel Rozin, I realized the importance of stableness of this installation. For people to casually take up and put back, the connection of switches should be robust enough, e.g. jack head base.


But because of the gear testing of Automata, I kind of fell in love with steel wire, and I’m wondering if it’s possible to cooperate glass bottles with steel wires.



And here’s the test! Thanks to Andy’s suggestion, I change the method of reading the status of the switches. From one by one to multiplexing. Here’s a detailed description/tutorial of it. It looks simple, like “oh just buttons big deal~”, but took me so much fxxking time. That’s just reminded me again: “Nothing is simple.”



***Remember to use the 10K as pull-down resistors!!! The main reason that made me struggle whole night…. even I used other resistors but not 10k. GEEZ.

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