The Future of Looking Back
Microsoft Research Cambridge
What will we leave behind in this new digital age? As digital technology takes an ever-increasing role in our lives, one question is how we´ll manage our collections after we´re gone. What takes the place of shoeboxes full of pictures and dog-eared record albums? Get an inside look at Microsoft researcher Richard Banks´s thinking about how we might manage the digital artifacts and content we´re creating now - and how we might pass on or inherit these kinds of items in the future.
The Table of Contents of "The Future of Looking Back":Stuff and sentimentality
A digital life
- Chapter 1: Getting sentimental
- Chapter 2: Attributes of the physical and the digital
- Chapter 3: Where the physical and the digital meet
New sentimental things
- Chapter 4: Our digital lifespan
- Chapter 5: A digital death
- Chapter 6: Things and experiences
- Chapter 7: Recording our lives
- Chapter 8: The things we put online
- Appendix: Afterword
- Appendix: References
About the Author Richard Banks:
|Richard Banks is a principle interaction designer for Microsoft Research in Cambridge, UK. He´s part of a team that spends most of its time looking at family life, trying to understand the complexities of home, in order to figure out how the digital should fit in appropriately.|
Richard joined Microsoft in 2005 after graduating from the Royal College of Art in London. Since then he´s worked as a design manager in Seattle on Microsoft´s Office, Windows, and MSN products before moving home and into Microsoft Research. Richard holds in excess of twenty patents for design work at Microsoft and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in the UK.
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