takes a photograph, holds onto it and then surprises you with that memory at some point in the future. It brings the nostalgic experience of finding a forgotten roll of film to the world of digital cell phone photography.
Take one look at Facebook, Flickr, your hard drive or your phone and you become overexposed to photographed memories and desensitized to their effects. memento
suspends these moments and delivers your past to your future present. Using the camera you have at all times, memento
is an iPhone application that takes photos but does not save or allow you to revisit them. Instead, the photo is emailed to you at a random time, anywhere from 6 months to 5 years from the date the photo was taken. memento
lets you forget your memories until you have enough distance from them to make them meaningful.
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| Spring 2011