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Our 1st Birthday

April 12, 2009 by admin

Camera 72 from Tom K in Hawaii

We’ve passed a milestone today, in that the project is one year old.

Happy birthday!

To celebrate, I thought we’d cover some of the statistics from the project.

75 Cameras
30 Cities
22 Countries
5 major regions of the world
Over 30,000 miles travelled
15 cameras found
Over 100 people involved (from those who wrote in to setup a camera, those who dropped a camera, those who found a camera and those who returned a camera)
Almost 160 images in our flickr group

and of course, 3 cameras returned!

But wait! As if the camera gods are sending us a celebratory birthday present (somewhat like last year’s xmas present!), we received this email from Nina R. in Frankfurt this evening:

we found one and finished it. What to do next?

I imagine this is Camera 73, but we shall wait for a more detailed response and let you know.

Not bad for our first twelve months. Thanks to everyone who has been involved, and as Jon C (of Camera 65, 66, 67, 68, 69 and 70) tweeted:

@foundacam Happy birthday. May there be many more years of Disposable Memory ;-)

April Feast

April 9, 2009 by admin

Camera 71

We’ve been away for a few weeks, so imagine the pleasant surprise upon returning to the email to find a bumper crop of new cameras to tell you about.

First of all SIX new drops from Jon C. whilst he was holidaying in Paris.

Camera 65 was handed over to a juggler outside Notre Dame Cathedral
Camera 66 was left outside of the Louvre
Camera 67 was left on the Eiffel Tower
Camera 68 was left at the Sacre Coeur
Camera 69 was left outside a shop on the Rue Saint-Honore
Camera 70 was handed over to a couple near Jim Morrison’s tomb

Jon also was the first to use our french instructions, provided by Lucy O, who very kindly translated our English version when dropping Camera 48 in Greece.

Next, Tom K. wrote to tell us about his drop of Camera 71 in Honolulu, Hawaii

I gave the camera to Pauahi, a native Hawaiian girl who worked at a bar we frequented in Honolulu.

Mahalo Tom, and we’re looking forward to hearing from Pauahi, who you can see in the image at the top of this post.

Finally, last night Matthew spoke to BBC Radio 5 Live’s Jamillah Knowles, from the Pods and Blogs show about what we’re doing. The interview is going to be live on Tuesday morning 2.30am (get up early!), but if you can’t quite manage that, it will appear in the podcast also. We’ll post it when it has aired.

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