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ICAT Playdate: Plemory

Ended Mar 25, 2022
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Term: Spring 2022

Date: March 25th, 2022

Time: 8:30am - 9:30am

Location: Community Assembly in the Creativity + Innovation District Living-Learning Community

Instructor: Phyllis Newbill

Presented By: Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology (ICAT)



Public memories like festivals, celebrations, and even tragic incidents are the core of creating history. Taken on the spot where they happened, they can be used to reconstruct the real scenes if put together. However, as time goes on, these valuable memories get buried within piles of other mixed and unrelated memories in the creators’ private spaces such as social media accounts. Plemory is a museum-like crowd-sourced repository of public memories archivable and accessible by place and time. Plemory moves to a geo-event-focused content aggregation and presentation rather than the dominating people-focused social networks. It’s a platform that allows people to record the history as it happens, via a mobile application, and let it live where it happened. Those memories can later be navigated and interacted with in the space-time domain in a time-machine style. People’s interaction with the memories makes them more or less popular and that can also be viewed through Plemory. The goal of moving away from social relationships, as the center of content sharing networks like Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok, to the events and places is to promote a better level of privacy, safety, and accessibility as content is created with a focus on what happened and making it available equally for everyone without the need for social connections.

Speaker:    Amr Hilal, Howard Hains, Michael Stamper, Mackay Kier, Humaid Desai