If Objects Could Speak… / Amina Nazari
If objects could speak what would they say? and how could this become reality?
Utilising radio frequency identification tags (RFID) this device allows the narrative of our lives to be told through the objects we own and the memories associated with them.
When someone has an possession that they wish to become an heirloom they attach an RFID tag to it, then giving that object a unique identity. The device acts as an RFID scanner and when an object is scanned people can record onto the device the stories and memories associated with that object, where they are stored and preserved. Then, as the device and object are passed to the next generation they can play back the recorded messages about the object and its previous owners. New recordings can be made as the possessions are passed to different people, updating the narrative.
The project explores potential uses for RFID, how we can catalogue, track and preserve information about our family history that can live on after we die and strongly relates to the ideas of oral history and memory preservation.
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