TOTeM was a three-year collaborative research project which will investigate the potential for the technologies behind the ‘internet of things’ to be used to store memories in a digital form. By associating peoples’ stories to objects through the use of QR codes and RFID tags, memories can become attached to possessions, allowing others to read them and better understand their importance. The project aims to provide a social platform in which the value of an object can be increased through the attachment of memory, encouraging people to not to throw away items, but instead reuse and retain them.
Tales of Things
Edinburgh College of Art