Digital vs. Analog: Photo Album Story Telling

Digital vs. Analog: Photo Album Story Telling

Anthony Nguyen
Sep 24, 2010

Half-barcode scanner, half-speaker, this hybrid hopes to bring to life old photographs by having a narrative or personal messages recorded to preserve memories in a new, interactive way. But seeing as the form factor reminds of some sort of pepper mill than a digital gateway to our past, we had to ask: How do you preserve memories of the past these days?

Some of our fondest memories of the past have been experiential ones. Running around and playing castle with the sofa cushions while grandma cooked us tuna sandwiches. How the sun would hit our faces at the waterslide park. These days, we rarely find ourselves diving into our old photo albums stacked on our home office shelves.

Why is that, we ask? Do we need these older photos to be scanned and posted on Facebook to have some kind of new, nostalgic value to our lives? Do they need music and a narrative from grandma? Or should we continue to keep our photos as they are and jot notes next to them - the analog way? We're really curious to hear your thoughts on how you approach memories. Let us know what your process in story telling the past!

And if you're still interested in the pepper mill voice recorder, you can grab it here for $99.

[Via Oh Gizmo!]

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