Memorabilia Factory

14th November 2012

I am particularly interested in memory at the moment and especially after reading the fantastic mega article in the new scientist about how they now believe that our memory is not so much about remembering the past, but actually about arming ourselves with tools that will help us navigate our way through and predict the future!

Also very interesting are Besty Sparrow's theories on transactive Memory which also offer up a new take on how our memories are evolving.

Looking at a way of 'capturing' a memory in a physical object rather than a memory in a photograph for example are Bold Design
with their memorabilia factory.

Inspired by a bacteria testing kit for beaches to check for harmful bacteria they have designed a playful kit that allows people to make models from sand in places they have visited and make replica's of the rock formations at the beaches.

Using a harmful bacteria called Sporosarsina pasteurii it hardens sand resulting in various shapes that act as souvenirs.

Combining the ideas of captured memory and bacteria, another favorite topic of mine this is the perfect project! And here
you can read a previous post that also explores building with sand.


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